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Health Tip: Make Your Home Safer For People With Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to keep your home as safe as possible, especially if a loved one has Alzheimer's disease.

Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A spot of hot tea in the afternoon might help you save your sight, new research suggests.

Race, Age Bias Common in U.S. Medical Care: Survey

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 20 percent of older people who've sought care for chronic illness say they experienced discrimination in the U.S. health system, a new study reports.

Your Pets Can't Put Your Aging on 'Paws'

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that's sure to ruffle some fur and feathers, scientists report that having a pet doesn't fend off age-related declines in physical or mental health.

These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stubbornness and optimism may be keys to a long life, a new study suggests.

Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise, new research found.

With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chance of dying from a common heart rhythm disorder is higher for people treated at rural rather than urban hospitals, a new study finds.

Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with Parkinson's disease appear to face a disadvantage: They're much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds.

U.S. Gun Sales Rose After Sandy Hook Massacre: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Firearm sales surged following the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, when it appeared the United States might adopt tougher gun control laws.

As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Age can often bring a loss of hearing, and for some, mental decline in the form of dementia. But are the two linked?

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