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Seniors more likely to fall when taking opioids after hospital treatment: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Seniors recovering from trauma after being admitted to hospitals may be more likely to have falls when taking prescribed opioids, according to a new study. While opioids are commonly used to manage acute pain, they can have harmful side effects, particularly for seniors. In this study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, those who had filled …

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110-year-old woman shares what she's most looking forward to

Courtesy Stratford Rehabilitation Center(DANVILLE, Va.) — Avicia Thorpe is a “star” in her community. The former educator, who began teaching in segregated Virginia schools in 1933, celebrated her 110th birthday on April 16 to much fanfare. Along with her fellow residents of Stratford Rehabilitation Center in Danville, Virginia, Danville Mayor John Gilstrap and Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones attended the celebration …

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Freezing fat cells: Noninvasive fat reduction procedures gaining in popularity

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The majority of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States last year — more than 15.7 million of the overall 17.5 million — were considered minimally invasive and did not require major surgery, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The most common surgeries were breast augmentation, liposuction and nose reshaping. The …

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Tips for choosing the right shampoo

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The hair-care aisle can be an intimidating place for those who don’t know what they’re looking for. To demystify the process of selecting a shampoo, “Good Morning America” spoke with celebrity hair stylists Brant Mayfield and Robert Lopez of Chris McMillan the Salon in Beverly Hills; Ashley Streicher of Striiike in Beverly Hills; and Michael Sparks of …

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Can being cold help you lose weight?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — No one likes to be cold enough to shiver, but what if being cold could actually increase your metabolism, improve blood sugar and help you lose weight? A study done on mice at the University of Tokyo supports this idea. The researchers found that a certain type of cells called beige fat can actively break down fat …

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