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4 Your Health: Wake-up call for cancer; dogs walk seniors to better health

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Tucson- Owning a dog can help seniors stay more active.

British researchers studied the activity and sedentary behaviors of 84 retirees. People with dogs walked 22 minutes longer and took over 27-hundred extra steps per day than their peers who did not have dogs. Dog owners were also less likely to sit for long periods of time.

Experts say exercise can help seniors maintain a higher quality of life.

African American men with prostate cancer

A new study sheds light on why African American men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to seek aggressive treatment for the disease.

A survey of nearly 1,200 prostate cancer patients found the priority for most men was curing their cancer and their quality of life after treatment. But black men tended to be more concerned about cost recovery time and the impact treatment would have on their daily lives.

Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S.. 

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