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Running really can keep you young, study says

Medical Press, November 20, 2014
If you are an active senior who wants to stay younger, keep on running. A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times a week for exercise expend about the same amount of energy walking as a typical 20-year-old.

Vitamin D may boost physical function for seniors: Study

Seniors with higher blood levels of vitamin D are also likely to have better physical function, suggests a new study that suggests higher recommended levels may be needed to ensure muscle health.

New research: no good scientific evidence flu shots are effective or safe for elders

According to none other than the esteemed health experts of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site, "... people 65 and older should get their regular, or 'seasonal', flu vaccine as soon as possible..

Vitamin D may cut elderly heart disease and diabetes risk

Middle aged and elderly people with high blood levels of vitamin D may be at a 33 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease, says a new review from the UK.

Physical Activity and Incident Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Persons

Data regarding the relationship between physical activity and cognitive impairment are limited and controversial. We examined whether physical activity is associated with incident cognitive impairment during follow-up.

EXPOSED: "Scandalous Abuse" of the Elderly Being Killed With Psychiatric Medications

Elderly dementia patients are being subjected to "scandalous abuse" by being drugged with dangerous antipsychotic drugs, according to a letter by ten influential health organizations, published in The Daily Telegraph.