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Press Release: President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Announces Agreement to Work with Stanford Center on Longevity to Improve the Fitness of People at All Ages

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The following is an official press release from the U.S. President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Washington, D.C. – The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has reached agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) to work together to “identify strategies to advance awareness and promotion […]

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9/17/2014 – New Insight On Alzheimer’s: What Increases Your Risk

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The two seemingly unrelated conditions may be driven by similar unhealthy states, including high blood pressure and diabetes. Read the flu article at Time.

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9/17/2014 – Sit Less, Live Longer?

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If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus. One found that sitting less can slow the aging process within cells, and the other helpfully underscores that standing up — even if you are standing still — can be […]

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9/17/2014 – Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

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The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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9/17/2014 – What Happens When We All Live to 100?

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If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways. Read the full article at The Atlantic.

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9/16/2014 – On New Measurements of Aging

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Pediatricians chart children’s growth at every visit, tracking how they conform to age-appropriate standards. What if standard measures of aging were similarly available? Read the full article at The New York Times.

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9/15/2014 – Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, of the estimated five million Americans with the disease, about 60 percent of them wander — and often become dangerously lost — as a result. A fifteen-year-old has invented a pressure sensor that when worn on the bottom of the foot or with a sock detects an increase in pressure and […]

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9/15/2014 – Hedge funder offers $1 million to cure…aging?

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9/12/2104 – Elderly New Yorkers, Here for the Duration

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It used to be that New Yorkers of a certain age reflexively said goodbye to all this — the traffic, the tumult, the long lines and the incomparable bagels — and headed south or west for their sunset years. No longer. Around town these days there are many more than 50 shades of gray. According […]

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9/11/2014 – More seniors are carrying student loan debt into retirement

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Student loan debt doesn’t only hurt the young. More seniors are carrying their college debt into retirement. The total outstanding debt load held by seniors grew to $18.2 billion in 2013, up from $2.8 billion in 2005, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday. The share of households headed by […]

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