Health Highlights: Dec. 29, 2014

By on December 29, 2014

Health Highlights: Dec. 29, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Oldest American Man Dies at 110

C. Conrad Nelson, the oldest man in the United States whose age can be verified, died in a nursing home in Rockford, Ill., on Dec. 23, the Rockford Register Star reported.

Nelson was born in 1904 in Kymbo, Sweden, but lived in Rockford most of his life, working as a carpenter. He stayed in his own home until the age of 102, the paper said.

Larson attributed his longevity to lots of exercise and a bowl of oatmeal every morning. Speaking to the Register Star on his 109th birthday, he said, “”I can’t complain. I feel good and I haven’t been sick for a long, long time.”

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