From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention One in four older adults who are 65 years of age will live into their 90s. Although risk of injury increases as we age, aging without injury is possible. Older adults…
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Kaiser Health News interviewed three other prominent experts on aging and health about how seniors can find the will to adopt healthier habits.