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    Gerontologist Offers Tips For Talking With Elderly Parents About Driving

    A Connecticut gerontologist is offering tips for talking with elderly parents about driving safety.

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    Study: Pollution Wipes Out Exercise Benefits

    A new study says exercise can't beat pollution. British researchers found the build-up of polluted air in city centers prevents the heart and lungs from realizing the benefits exercise usually…

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    Facebook Launches AI To Help Prevent Suicides

    Facebook is launching software designed to stop people from killing themselves.

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    November Is National Caregiving And Alzheimer's Awareness Month

    November is National Caregiving and Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the Bipartisan Policy Center is launching a new poll to help bring awareness to the subject.

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    Fire Risks Double During Holidays

    An insurance company is reminding people of holiday fire hazards. The Hartford Chief Claim Officer John Kinney says our seasonal decorations are just one thing that increase fire risk.

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    November Is National Diabetes Month

    November is National Diabetes Month and Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases wants you to know that you are the center of your diabetes care…

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    Two Studies Find People Love Dogs More Than Other Humans

    Two major studies show that people love dogs more than other humans.

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    Study Shows Clear Link Between Sugar And Cancer

    Scientists are shedding more light on the link between sugar and cancer.

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    Study: Drinking Coffee May Lower Death Risk

    Another study shows higher coffee consumption is associated with lower risk of death. Doctor Debbie Plate with the Cleveland Clinic didn't participate in the study, but says evidence shows an extra…

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    Mental Illness Getting Attention This Month

    The problem of mental illness in America is getting extra attention this month. Doctor Husseini Manji at the drugmaker Janssen says as many as 18% of American adults and 20% of children suffer from…

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    Cleveland Clinic Doctor Talks Artificial Sweeteners

    Did you know that artificial sweeteners can lead to obesity and disease? Doctor Mark Hyman is with the Cleveland Clinic.

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    Beware Of Decorative Lenses This Halloween

    Doctor Allison Babiuch with the Cleveland Clinic says using Halloween-themed contact lenses off the shelf without a prescription or proper fitting can be scary.

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    Cleveland Clinic: Helping Others Helps You

    Doctor Joseph Rock with the Cleveland Clinic explains how helping others in times of crisis can actually help us feel better too.

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    Silver Tsunami Of Baby Boomers Wants To Age In Place

    A so-called "silver tsunami" of baby boomers wants to age in place.

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    Poison Ivy In The Fall

    Health officials are warning that you can still have an allergic reaction from touching poison ivy plants after they shed their leaves during the fall. Doctor Amy Kassouf with the Cleveland Clinic…

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Aging Expert: Seniors Need To Plan To Age In Place

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One in five Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030. Surveys have shown that most want to age in place, but aging expert Lee Lindquist says many aren't planning properly.

Dr. Lindquist, who's Chief of Geriatrics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, says seniors need to develop concrete strategies for dealing with age-related disabilities and home health needs.

She says end-of-life planning, including a medical directive and power of attorney, are important but don't necessarily cover the last ten to 20 years of life. Northwestern researchers have created a website called PlanYourLifeSpan.org that Dr. Lindquist says help seniors make choices that ease the burden on families in case of a health crisis.

Dr. Lee Lindquist says many seniors fail to focus on the ten or 20 years before they die which can leave family members scrambling if there's a health emergency. 

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