Ditch the Throw Rugs, Seniors!

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Icy winter weather may lead to fewer hip fractures than many believe. Most fall-related hip fractures among elderly people in a New England study occurred in warm months and indoors — with throw rugs a common culprit. “Given the results of this study, it appears that efforts to…

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Poverty Does No Favors for Health

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Being in relatively poor financial health when middle-aged or older appears to significantly increase the risk for developing a disability or dying early. The observation stems from an analysis of data from the United States and England that drew links between wealth and health among almost 20,000 people…

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100-Calorie Snack Suggestions

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pre-packaged 100-calorie snacks sound like a great idea. They’re small enough not to blow your diet, but tasty enough to dampen cravings. While there’s no shortage of these snacks on supermarket shelves, there are healthier, less expensive and more filling choices. To boost nutrients on a low-calorie budget,…

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