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Coffee May Help Protect Against Recurrent Colon Cancer

Drinking coffee regular appears to prevent the return of colon cancer, according to a new, large study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that reported this striking association for the first time.

Seniors Often Deny A Need for Hearing Aids

Although hearing loss is a common problem that accompanies aging, a majority of senior citizens who suffer from hearing loss choose to ignore treatment with hearing aids and are in denial about the negative effects of that decision.

Drivers Admit to Using Cellphones While Driving, Even with Kids in the Car

A study done at the University of California, San Diego and published in August 2015 in Journal of Transport & Health reveals that middle-aged drivers are at higher risk of crashes because they use their cellphone regularly while driving. The research reveals that most drivers admit to using their cellphones regularly while driving, even with children in the car. Drivers also feel pressured to answer work calls while driving.

Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mental Flexibility in Older Adults

A study done at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and published in August 2015 in PLOS ONE has shown that older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity have more variable brain activity at rest than those who don’t. This variability is associated with better cognitive performance, the researchers say.

Solve the Medical Riddle: Her 14-year-old Daughter Had Knee Pain and Difficulty Climbing Stairs, First Week

By Marie Savard MD

Editor’s note: Welcome to our ThirdAge feature that gives you a chance to play medical sleuth as we share the details of what happened when a patient presented with a problem that stumped the physician at first.

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