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Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs focusing on improving muscle strength and balance can help achieve that goal. Both studies were published Tuesday in the […]

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Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline. Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they’d tried to lose weight over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

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Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 — Is America’s love affair with meat starting to lose its luster? A new survey finds that many Americans are cutting back on the amount of red and processed meat they eat — and even some poultry and fish — because they’re worried about their health or their finances. Americans still […]