Geriatrics is a specialty that should adapt and change with each patient, says physician and author Louise Aronson. "I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age."
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MMR — the modern combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella — provides stronger, longer-lasting protection against measles than the stand-alone measles vaccine typically given in the U.S. in the early 1960s.
Young bodies may more easily rebound from long bouts of sitting, with just an hour at the gym. But research suggests physical recovery from binge TV-watching gets harder in our 50s and as we get older.
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Grant and Cathy Lowe stand in front of a trailer they just bought. It is part of their retirement plans to own this camper, and they intend to have it paid off before they quit working.
Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators hold up signs and raise their hands toward the White House in a protest. The term "baby boomers" stuck for this generation because of their tumultuous youth.
Group houses are becoming popular — again — among some single baby boomers, and not just for financial reasons. Marianne Kilkenny (second from right) shares her home in Asheville, N.C, with four other people.
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Gregg Allman and Natalie Cole perform at the Tune In to Hep C benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York on July 27, 2011. Both singers have battled chronic hepatitis C.
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