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  • Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

  • Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

  • Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

  • Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study
    (15-Jun-2017)
    They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

  • Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study
    (15-Jun-2017)
    They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

  • Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women
    (07-Jun-2017)
    After menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia, study found

  • Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Findings suggest U.S. drinking guidelines might be too liberal

  • Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women
    (07-Jun-2017)
    After menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia, study found

  • Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

  • Cirrhosis Could Raise Stroke Risk
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Average yearly rate of the attacks doubled in people with the liver disease, study found

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Could be due to changes made years ago in treatments children receive, researchers say

  • The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

  • New Teen Drivers Face Triple the Risk of a Fatal Crash
    (01-Jun-2017)
    Distractions, such as cell phones, and failure to buckle up are main causes

  • 1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    (31-May-2017)
    More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

  • Getting Bedbugs Out of Nursing Homes, Apartment Buildings - for Good
    (31-May-2017)
    Taking steps to keep pests away is key in multi-unit housing, insect specialist says

  • Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old?
    (30-May-2017)
    It's possible, but hard work in today's 'Western' culture, study finds

  • Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day
    (26-May-2017)
    Here's what seniors can do

  • Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years
    (26-May-2017)
    Regular jogging and other pursuits delay cellular aging, study finds

  • Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age
    (23-May-2017)
    Study finds fewer older Americans are trained to do it or receive it if needed

  • 1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll
    (22-May-2017)
    Three-quarters believe that people can beat the addiction

  • First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
    (22-May-2017)
    Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say

  • Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?
    (22-May-2017)
    Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological aging

  • Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them
    (19-May-2017)
    Study finds many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

  • Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care
    (17-May-2017)
    Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

  • Smiling Adds Years, But Not in a Good Way, Study Finds
    (16-May-2017)
    A grin puts wrinkles around the eyes that make you look two years older, but there's a youthful look in surprise

  • Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span
    (15-May-2017)
    2-year difference seen between people with degenerative brain diseases and their healthy peers

  • Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    (09-May-2017)
    Gene-based research suggests that, instead, early stage disease might cause weight loss

  • Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden
    (09-May-2017)
    Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

  • Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair
    (08-May-2017)
    Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

  • Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair
    (08-May-2017)
    Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

  • Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location
    (08-May-2017)
    Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different counties

  • When Grandparents Raise Grandkids, Are They Up to Date on Child Safety?
    (04-May-2017)
    Study found some lacked info on baby sleep positioning, proper fever relief

  • 4 in 10 People Will Suffer Arthritic Hands Over Lifetime
    (04-May-2017)
    Obesity appears to raise the risk, researchers note

  • Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study
    (04-May-2017)
    Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

  • Heart Failure, Job Loss May Be Deadly Combo
    (02-May-2017)
    In study, heart failure patients had higher death risk if unemployed, but cause-and-effect unclear

  • Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users
    (02-May-2017)
    And newer drugs like Ambien, Lunesta are no safer in this regard, review found

  • Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans
    (02-May-2017)
    But CDC report also found they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites

  • Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends
    (01-May-2017)
    Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

  • Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
    (28-Apr-2017)
    By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

  • Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
    (28-Apr-2017)
    By 85, many could use a hand, study finds

  • Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Some even do it with kids in the car, survey finds

  • 'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die
    (27-Apr-2017)
    An 'older' mind is linked to signs of physical and mental problems, study contends

  • 'Brain Age' May Help Predict When You'll Die
    (27-Apr-2017)
    An 'older' mind is linked to signs of physical and mental problems, study contends

  • Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors
    (27-Apr-2017)
    1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

  • Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Combination of aerobic, resistance training best for boosting brain health, study finds

  • The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

  • Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs
    (20-Apr-2017)
    New method helped quell undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients' unmet needs

  • Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Exercise helps improve balance and age-related muscle loss, doctor says

  • Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

  • Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

  • The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

  • A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

  • More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

  • Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery
    (05-Apr-2017)
    People who exercised regularly before their attack had lower odds for disability after, study found

  • Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

  • What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret?
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

  • Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Top athletes begin losing speed around age 35, compared to 50 for average runners, study shows

  • Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

  • Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

  • Exercise: The Cellular 'Fountain of Youth'
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Intense interval training seems to boost older cells, even reversing some of aging's effects, study finds

  • Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

  • Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

  • Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

  • Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Death Is Closer?
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Study found association -- but don't panic if your sniffer is no longer up to snuff

  • 'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

  • Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

  • Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

  • Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

  • Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

  • Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

  • Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide?
    (07-Mar-2017)
    New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life

  • More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in America's Bedrooms
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Biggest drop in sexual activity seen for those married or living together, survey finds

  • Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Problem also more likely in men and patients under 39, though chances are still low

  • Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble
    (03-Mar-2017)
    Older people in cities with lots of wood-burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds

  • Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

  • Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help
    (02-Mar-2017)
    High-quality digital devices provide 'significant benefit' to older Americans, study finds

  • Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

  • Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

  • Scientists Spot Signs That Predict Worsening Multiple Sclerosis
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Fatigue, limited leg function tied to progressive disease in study

  • Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

  • Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials
    (28-Feb-2017)
    And an old adversary -- the obesity epidemic -- may be the cause, U.S. researchers say

  • Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years
    (28-Feb-2017)
    People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

  • Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

  • Live Healthy, Live Longer
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years, health expert says

  • Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages
    (23-Feb-2017)
    But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

  • U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030
    (22-Feb-2017)
    But other developed countries expected to have even bigger longevity gains, study says

  • Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia?
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

  • Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

  • Many Younger Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Meds
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Skipping doses or drugs altogether can be dangerous, U.S. researchers warn

  • Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

  • After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

  • Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

  • Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported

  • Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

  • Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report
    (14-Feb-2017)
    American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

  • Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

  • Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

  • Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

  • For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer?
    (06-Feb-2017)
    Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

  • Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight
    (02-Feb-2017)
    NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

  • Health Tip: Strength Training Is For Seniors, Too
    (01-Feb-2017)
    How it may help older people

  • Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer
    (27-Jan-2017)
    A diagnosis of DCIS doesn't lower life expectancy in patients over 50, study finds

  • Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

  • Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

  • Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

  • Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia
    (18-Jan-2017)
    But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

  • Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

  • Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life
    (17-Jan-2017)
    But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

  • Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

  • Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes
    (13-Jan-2017)
    RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

  • Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

  • 'Weekend Warriors' Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Study found those who exercised one or two days a week saw gains similar to those who worked out regularly

  • U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Routine eye exams the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say

  • More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

  • Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'

  • The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

  • Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients
    (12-Dec-2016)
    In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

  • Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say

  • Baby Boomers Going to Pot
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

  • Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50
    (30-Nov-2016)
    At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

  • Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

  • Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

  • It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

  • Never Too Old for a Mammogram?
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

  • 3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

  • Never Too Old for a Mammogram?
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

  • Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

  • Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Genetics and riskier behaviors may help explain the difference, researchers say

  • Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

  • Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures?
    (21-Nov-2016)
    In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

  • Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

  • Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

  • Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

  • Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

  • Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women's Heart Risks
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Vegetable protein sources appear safer, study suggests

  • MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Study results suggest latitude affects timing of disease onset

  • Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?
    (02-Nov-2016)
    People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

  • Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

  • DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

  • 'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

  • Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity?
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Those most sought after as a connection on the social media site tended to live longer, study suggests

  • 1 in 4 Seniors Doesn't Discuss End-of-Life Care
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Finding suggests efforts to encourage more planning aren't working, researcher says

  • Cranberry Products May Not Prevent UTIs: Study
    (27-Oct-2016)
    In female nursing home residents, cranberry capsules didn't affect infection rate

  • Can Teens' Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Show Ties to Mental Ills?
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety might be spotted in physical at 18

  • Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

  • Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

  • Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic?
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Study compares baby boomers, Generation X and millennials

  • Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

  • Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

  • Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

  • New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

  • Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

  • New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

  • Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising
    (06-Oct-2016)
    CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

  • Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

  • Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit?
    (05-Oct-2016)
    More people might attain very old age, study finds, but probably not beyond 125 years

  • Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

  • Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit?
    (05-Oct-2016)
    More people might attain very old age, study finds, but probably not beyond 125 years

  • Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

  • Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

  • Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Twins study finds white blood cells of sibling with acne seem to age less rapidly

  • Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others
    (28-Sep-2016)
    New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough

  • Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It
    (26-Sep-2016)
    But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

  • How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions
    (24-Sep-2016)
    Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

  • Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

  • Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Rates accelerate especially after age 90, study finds, but hearing aids underused

  • 31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

  • Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

  • Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home
    (08-Sep-2016)
    Signs it's a good place for a loved one

  • 1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

  • 1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

  • Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

  • People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

  • Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

  • Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

  • Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives
    (22-Aug-2016)
    People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

  • Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

  • For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability
    (10-Aug-2016)
    And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

  • Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

  • Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

  • FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury
    (04-Aug-2016)
    How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

  • Focusing on Future Helps People Save
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Try to visualize a detailed picture of your later life, money expert suggests

  • Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress
    (03-Aug-2016)
    A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

  • Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress
    (03-Aug-2016)
    A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

  • Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability
    (03-Aug-2016)
    But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

  • Age-Related Declines Evident Before 60
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Study suggests strength, endurance regimens should start sooner rather than later

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

  • Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

  • Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

  • 2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Missed disease identification seems more likely in men, who may develop thinking problems earlier

  • Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Researchers found it boosted cellular aging by an average of 6 percent

  • 'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Staff training can help eliminate inappropriate practices in nursing homes, study says

  • Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

  • People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Activities that highly stimulate the brain might build up 'reserve' to help ward off dementia, studies suggest

  • Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls
    (19-Jul-2016)
    What you can do to remain upright

  • Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause
    (19-Jul-2016)
    5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

  • Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Low income raises risk of early death for black males, but not their white peers, researchers say

  • Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss
    (13-Jul-2016)
    Older people and those who delay regular check-ups have more unnoticed changes, study finds

  • Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Study finds biking may help adults avoid the blood sugar disorder

  • More Older Americans Cared for at Home
    (12-Jul-2016)
    But this takes a toll on family members, researchers say

  • Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Study found lower survival rates among recipients, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life
    (05-Jul-2016)
    High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier

  • U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, report predicts

  • Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble?
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

  • Why Some Seniors Don't Take Their Meds
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Age, failing memory play a role, but gender might matter, too, study finds

  • FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

  • Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Study found it was associated with less physical disability among women

  • Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Lots of this dietary nutrient can keep you healthy, functioning, study suggests

  • Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Survey also found many will change careers late in the game

  • Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It?
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

  • Aging May Blunt Some of Exercise's Benefits
    (17-Jun-2016)
    But, that's no excuse for seniors to abandon healthy habits

  • Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer
    (16-Jun-2016)
    British study highlights the need for better early detection, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision?
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Here are classic warning signs

  • Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Start slow and take it easy

  • Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

  • Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

  • Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon
    (13-Jun-2016)
    20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

  • Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon
    (13-Jun-2016)
    20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

  • Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

  • Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

  • Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

  • Americans Living Longer and Better
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Improvements in heart and vision care likely behind the progress, study finds

  • Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

  • Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

  • Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

  • Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'
    (31-May-2016)
    Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

  • Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50
    (24-May-2016)
    Incidence up more than 10 percent in 10 years among Americans, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills
    (23-May-2016)
    Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

  • 25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050
    (19-May-2016)
    Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts

  • More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly
    (16-May-2016)
    Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

  • Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old
    (13-May-2016)
    Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

  • Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age
    (13-May-2016)
    Most in study could distinguish salty from sweet, but more had trouble detecting scents

  • Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen
    (12-May-2016)
    Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

  • Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.
    (12-May-2016)
    But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

  • Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery
    (11-May-2016)
    Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

  • Obesity May Not Take Years Off Your Life: Study
    (10-May-2016)
    Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

  • Meditation May Sharpen Memory
    (10-May-2016)
    Small study finds benefits for older adults

  • Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk
    (09-May-2016)
    Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

  • Walking Fido Is Doggone Good for Your Health
    (06-May-2016)
    Host of benefits unleashed for older folks, researchers find

  • Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients
    (05-May-2016)
    Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

  • Stay Lean, Live Longer
    (05-May-2016)
    Researchers found slimmest people had lowest chances of dying in two studies

  • Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors
    (05-May-2016)
    Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

  • New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke
    (04-May-2016)
    American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

  • Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

  • Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

  • 'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

  • Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

  • 'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

  • Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men
    (25-Apr-2016)
    As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

  • Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health
    (22-Apr-2016)
    When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

  • Painkiller Addiction Relapse More Likely for Some
    (22-Apr-2016)
    Later age when first taking drugs, injecting drugs, using tranquilizers all implicated, study says

  • Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health
    (22-Apr-2016)
    When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

  • Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health
    (22-Apr-2016)
    When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Treatment-related conditions may affect their long-term well-being, study finds

  • People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Genetic marker showed the virus was linked to roughly five years of premature aging

  • Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say

  • Do Genes That Protect Against Dementia Guard Against Chronic Diseases?
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Researchers are looking for clues among disease-free elderly

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years
    (21-Apr-2016)
    Treatment-related conditions may affect their long-term well-being, study finds

  • Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

  • Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

  • Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

  • Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

  • Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

  • Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

  • Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

  • Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

  • Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

  • Intensive Exercise a Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Study found muscle tissues of elderly athletes more robust and younger than those of non-athletic peers

  • Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

  • Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With Dying
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Study finds most people over 95 are simply grateful for every day

  • Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

  • Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

  • World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

  • World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

  • Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

  • Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study Suggests
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers

  • More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows
    (17-Mar-2016)
    Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

  • A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

  • Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

  • Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

  • Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers
    (14-Mar-2016)
    About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

  • Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

  • Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos
    (04-Mar-2016)
    This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

  • Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems
    (03-Mar-2016)
    But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack Survivors
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

  • Health Tip: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer's
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Disease symptoms aren't part of normal aging

  • Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

  • Scientists Report Finding 'Gray Hair' Gene
    (01-Mar-2016)
    They also identify a gene that influences curliness

  • Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

  • Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Eylea may beat two other meds for more severe cases of macular edema, research shows

  • Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting
    (29-Feb-2016)
    But whether lost consciousness is the cause isn't clear, study says

  • Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You
    (28-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

  • Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

  • Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

  • Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Study suggests that, for most people, this kind of lifestyle does not curb markers of disease in the brain

  • Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

  • Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

  • Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

  • Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ...
    (17-Feb-2016)
    ... But no benefits seen in areas of vitality or physical function, trials show

  • Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' Lives
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

  • Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' Lives
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

  • New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

  • Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem

  • Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

  • U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

  • Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

  • Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

  • Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Males made greater gains than women, study says

  • Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

  • When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

  • Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

  • Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Senescent cells linked to inflammation, researchers say

  • Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

  • Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study also finds mercury in fish isn't linked to dementia symptoms

  • For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

  • Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Study found marijuana linked to slight drop in ability to memorize list of 15 words

  • Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Researchers find connection, but can't say losing pounds plays a causal role

  • Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Experts believe it's often a taboo subject due to fears of dementia

  • Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the Cold
    (27-Jan-2016)
    U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

  • Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

  • Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds

  • Computer-Based Test Aims to Predict Dementia Risk
    (21-Jan-2016)
    It's not valid for people older than 80, and more research is needed before it could be used

  • Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

  • Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds
    (20-Jan-2016)
    For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

  • Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

  • Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

  • Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for Seniors
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Healthy older people have greater risk of death if blood bicarbonate level too low, research suggests

  • Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

  • Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says
    (11-Jan-2016)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after the age of 50

  • Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

  • Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health
    (08-Jan-2016)
    For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

  • Can Early Menopause Trigger Depression Later in Life?
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Research suggests longer estrogen exposure might have protective effect

  • Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

  • The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study
    (27-Dec-2015)
    Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

  • Meals on Wheels Can Deliver Emotional Nourishment, Too
    (25-Dec-2015)
    Recipients say they feel less lonely, study finds

  • Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Study finds that mood improves, too

  • America's Rural Elderly Face Barriers to Health Care
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Study finds chronic disease less common among city seniors

  • Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia Risk
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

  • Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Negative stereotypes associated with greater mental decline, study says

  • Transplanted Face May Age Prematurely
    (03-Dec-2015)
    The field is young, and much is still unknown, surgeon says

  • Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

  • Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

  • Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: Study
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

  • Why You Need Flexibility Exercises
    (28-Nov-2015)
    Some joints lose up to half their motion with age, expert says

  • Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Big jump also seen in those aged 60 and older needing treatment for painkiller, heroin abuse

  • Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Amyloid beta clumps may constrict blood flow, adding to neurological woes, animal studies suggest

  • Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk, No Matter Your Age
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests
    (20-Nov-2015)
    But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

  • Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning
    (16-Nov-2015)
    As the ability to identify odors goes, so does mental ability, researchers say

  • Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

  • Envy, Thy Name Is Youth
    (13-Nov-2015)
    People under 30 more likely to covet others' looks or relationships, survey finds, but older folks subject to same emotion

  • Drug Lucentis May Fight Diabetic Eye Disease
    (13-Nov-2015)
    Government-funded study finds injected medicine beats laser therapy for form of retinopathy

  • Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

  • Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But more research needed to confirm beneficial effects on vision disorder

  • Strong Legs Linked to Strong Mind
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Study of women suggests boosting walking force, speed pays mental dividends as you age

  • Many Americans 30 and Older Find Happiness Elusive
    (10-Nov-2015)
    But younger people more satisfied with their lives than ever, surveys find

  • Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (04-Nov-2015)
    Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

  • Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone

  • Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Older women who thought their memory was worse than average had greater risk of problems, study found

  • Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

  • Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge
    (26-Oct-2015)
    And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

  • U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

  • New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

  • Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

  • Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

  • Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

  • Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

  • Obamacare Allows Tobacco Surcharge on Older Smokers
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Wide state-by-state variations cited in study

  • Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack
    (13-Oct-2015)
    This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

  • Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say

  • Elephants' Cancer-Crushing Secrets May Someday Help People
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Humans carry the same protective gene, but in a less aggressive form, study says

  • Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Leafy greens, brightly colored veggies such as orange peppers also may stave off macular degeneration

  • Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults
    (06-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

  • Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults
    (06-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

  • Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

  • Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

  • Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

  • Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

  • Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients
    (22-Sep-2015)
    It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

  • Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

  • Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

  • People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

  • Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

  • New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

  • Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows
    (04-Sep-2015)
    But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

  • More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages
    (02-Sep-2015)
    Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

  • More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

  • Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

  • Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

  • Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

  • Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

  • Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
    (27-Aug-2015)
    But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

  • Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

  • No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

  • Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

  • Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

  • Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

  • Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests

  • When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, study finds

  • 'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Agency orders makers of popular testosterone supplements to conduct clinical trials

  • 25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain
    (18-Aug-2015)
    And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

  • 1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC
    (13-Aug-2015)
    About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds

  • Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later
    (06-Aug-2015)
    People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

  • Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

  • Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

  • Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging
    (31-Jul-2015)
    But are concerned about physical, mental challenges, survey finds

  • Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors
    (31-Jul-2015)
    But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

  • For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
    (28-Jul-2015)
    But one stone increases odds for more, study found

  • Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

  • Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

  • Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking
    (24-Jul-2015)
    British study finds this demographic may often indulge more than is good for them

  • Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

  • Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

  • Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

  • Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

  • Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

  • Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

  • Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

  • Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later
    (20-Jul-2015)
    25-year study found a link, but cause-and-effect relationship remains unproven

  • Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

  • Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

  • As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar
    (20-Jul-2015)
    By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

  • Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds
    (20-Jul-2015)
    Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

  • Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

  • Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors
    (16-Jul-2015)
    They seem to work only when deficiency of the nutrient is severe, study finds

  • Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early
    (15-Jul-2015)
    People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

  • Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

  • Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Higher reimbursement rates by Medicaid may have played a role, researchers say

  • Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Higher reimbursement rates by Medicaid may have played a role, researchers say

  • Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

  • Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study found big swings in temperature were linked to higher death rates among seniors in Northeast

  • Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly
    (12-Jul-2015)
    Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

  • Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

  • Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

  • Some People Do Age Faster Than Others
    (06-Jul-2015)
    At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

  • Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows
    (06-Jul-2015)
    But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

  • A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

  • Many More Women Than Men Living to 100
    (25-Jun-2015)
    But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

  • Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Living in areas with higher noise and crime adversely affect health, study contends

  • Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

  • Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

  • Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women
    (13-Jun-2015)
    But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

  • Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

  • Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

  • Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Both animal and plant sources are important

  • Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study
    (10-Jun-2015)
    But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

  • Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

  • Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

  • Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

  • Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

  • Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Massachusetts study found 40 percent drop in serious accidents among teens once new laws passed

  • Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

  • Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year
    (08-Jun-2015)
    For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

  • Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

  • Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2015)
    New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

  • ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

  • Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

  • Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds
    (28-May-2015)
    Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say

  • Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease
    (27-May-2015)
    For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

  • 'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
    (26-May-2015)
    Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

  • Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It
    (25-May-2015)
    California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

  • Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss
    (22-May-2015)
    Review finds current research is inconclusive

  • Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults
    (22-May-2015)
    But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

  • Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?
    (21-May-2015)
    Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

  • At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile
    (20-May-2015)
    In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

  • One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
    (19-May-2015)
    Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms
    (19-May-2015)
    Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

  • The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'
    (19-May-2015)
    Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

  • Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
    (15-May-2015)
    Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

  • Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends
    (15-May-2015)
    Study links activity in older men to longer lives

  • Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
    (11-May-2015)
    Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

  • Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory
    (11-May-2015)
    Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging
    (08-May-2015)
    Study says condition might not be limited to mental health problems

  • Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease
    (07-May-2015)
    Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

  • Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000
    (07-May-2015)
    Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

  • More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers
    (06-May-2015)
    Many seniors rely on more than one mobility device, study finds

  • Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain
    (06-May-2015)
    Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years

  • Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost
    (06-May-2015)
    Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

  • Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC
    (06-May-2015)
    Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

  • Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk
    (05-May-2015)
    Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors
    (01-May-2015)
    Get regular vaccinations and screenings

  • Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory
    (30-Apr-2015)
    You're never too old to learn

  • 2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Study found short bouts of light activity seem to boost longevity

  • Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

  • Smog May Be Harming Your Brain
    (23-Apr-2015)
    Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

  • Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?
    (22-Apr-2015)
    In study, people with osteoporosis were at higher risk for deafness occurring over a few days

  • Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

  • U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

  • Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner
    (18-Apr-2015)
    Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

  • Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
    (17-Apr-2015)
    People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

  • Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

  • Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

  • To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise
    (14-Apr-2015)
    New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

  • Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study
    (13-Apr-2015)
    But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

  • Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?
    (10-Apr-2015)
    Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

  • Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

  • Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Tests employers use found better verbal skills but less ability to reason in older job applicants

  • Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Many patients were immobile or dead a year later, but some benefited

  • Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lengthen Your Life: Study
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Intense workouts seem more beneficial than less-intense ones, researchers say

  • Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Many patients were immobile or dead a year later, but some benefited

  • Older Mexican-Americans Often Disabled, Study Says
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Findings highlight growing need for long-term care

  • More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

  • Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Researchers hope computer model could predict early problems from injuries

  • Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Study says images more reliable than blood tests in determining the toll of time, lifestyle

  • Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

  • People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds
    (27-Mar-2015)
    And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

  • Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

  • Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
    (26-Mar-2015)
    DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

  • Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

  • More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

  • More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

  • More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span
    (24-Mar-2015)
    But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit

  • A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

  • Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

  • Could Loneliness Shorten a Life?
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

  • Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2015)
    And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

  • More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

  • Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

  • Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

  • Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age
    (11-Mar-2015)
    You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

  • Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

  • Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

  • Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving?
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

  • Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

  • Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

  • Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

  • Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions
    (05-Mar-2015)
    But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

  • Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

  • Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes
    (04-Mar-2015)
    But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

  • Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

  • Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

  • Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests
    (02-Mar-2015)
    It hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from heart disease, other causes

  • Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

  • Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds
    (26-Feb-2015)
    But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

  • Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

  • Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

  • Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

  • Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Here are answers to help you get moving

  • Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

  • Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

  • Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Biggest changes for babies and seniors

  • Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Don't blame yourself for illness and try to find new ways to socialize, experts suggest

  • Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Study sees slight uptick in sexual activity for couples married 50 years or more

  • 'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

  • Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
    (13-Feb-2015)
    But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

  • Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Simply reminding patient each morning of date, place can help, researchers found

  • When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends

  • Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

  • Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women
    (30-Jan-2015)
    But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

  • Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims
    (29-Jan-2015)
    But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

  • Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

  • Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

  • Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

  • Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80
    (28-Jan-2015)
    CDC study finds women more affected than men

  • Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Better functioning reported decades afterward in study

  • Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret
    (27-Jan-2015)
    But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

  • 'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

  • Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

  • Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

  • Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
    (19-Jan-2015)
    Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

  • A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults
    (19-Jan-2015)
    But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

  • Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter
    (18-Jan-2015)
    Cold, snow are especially isolating for the elderly or disabled, expert says

  • Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women
    (16-Jan-2015)
    Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

  • Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?
    (12-Jan-2015)
    Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

  • Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

  • Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

  • 200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity
    (06-Jan-2015)
    British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

  • About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC
    (06-Jan-2015)
    COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

  • Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study
    (06-Jan-2015)
    But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

  • Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

  • Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows
    (30-Dec-2014)
    But, experts stress that distracted driving is dangerous at any age

  • HIV Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults
    (26-Dec-2014)
    Study suggests virus might have effect on the inner ear, one expert said

  • Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Experimental med may help immune system fight elderly related diseases

  • Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Danger persists for five days after temperature dips, study finds

  • Seniors' Aging Brains Find Ways to Stay Financially Sharp
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Study reveals that as the mind ages, knowledge gained over a lifetime makes all the difference

  • Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Aerobic activity alone isn't enough, researchers report

  • Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

  • Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

  • Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

  • Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
    (18-Dec-2014)
    But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

  • Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

  • Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

  • Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

  • Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night
    (09-Dec-2014)
    Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

  • Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

  • Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

  • Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

  • Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

  • 40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability
    (02-Dec-2014)
    U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

  • 40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability
    (02-Dec-2014)
    U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

  • 40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability
    (02-Dec-2014)
    U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

  • Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays
    (01-Dec-2014)
    Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

  • Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online
    (28-Nov-2014)
    Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

  • Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening
    (26-Nov-2014)
    More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

  • Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better
    (24-Nov-2014)
    Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

  • Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines
    (24-Nov-2014)
    Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

  • Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

  • Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

  • Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

  • Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say
    (14-Nov-2014)
    Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

  • Genes of Oldest People Offer No Insights to Long Life
    (12-Nov-2014)
    No differences seen in genomes of those older than 110, researchers report

  • A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

  • The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Life satisfaction in later years is highest in wealthy, English-speaking countries, study finds

  • 'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests
    (06-Nov-2014)
    As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

  • Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

  • Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble
    (03-Nov-2014)
    They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

  • Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss
    (03-Nov-2014)
    'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

  • 'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

  • 'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds
    (30-Oct-2014)
    Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Fun ways to get active

  • Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

  • Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

  • Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

  • Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

  • Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

  • Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

  • Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn't Bode Well for Old Age
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Study cites need to reduce sedentary time

  • Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

  • Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

  • Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss
    (06-Oct-2014)
    But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

  • Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

  • Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

  • 'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study
    (01-Oct-2014)
    But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

  • Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (25-Sep-2014)
    British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

  • Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

  • Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

  • Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

  • Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

  • Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

  • Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

  • Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

  • Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

  • Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

  • ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts
    (12-Sep-2014)
    They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

  • Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

  • Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk
    (10-Sep-2014)
    But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

  • Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

  • Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Help when you can

  • Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

  • Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom
    (05-Sep-2014)
    Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says

  • Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

  • Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Study finds long-term losses in gray matter

  • Newer Drug Helps Myeloma Patients Who Can't Have Transplant
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Treatment may extend survival for patients over 65, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Aging Well
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Don't smoke

  • Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

  • Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study
    (28-Aug-2014)
    But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

  • Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2014)
    Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
    (26-Aug-2014)
    Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

  • Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests
    (25-Aug-2014)
    Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

  • One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Spatial attention skills don't seem to decline over time

  • Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

  • Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

  • Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

  • When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

  • Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly
    (19-Aug-2014)
    'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

  • Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

  • Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises
    (14-Aug-2014)
    Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

  • 40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

  • Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2014)
    But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

  • Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds
    (08-Aug-2014)
    This might be best time of day to schedule mentally challenging tasks

  • Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Including unexplained weight loss

  • Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

  • 'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

  • Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2014)
    But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

  • High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

  • Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Making breathing issues a priority can help improve their overall condition, researchers say

  • Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

  • Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

  • Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

  • Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds
    (29-Jul-2014)
    Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

  • Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

  • Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

  • Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

  • Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

  • Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Researchers suggest women skip caffeine if they're bothered by menopausal symptoms

  • Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

  • Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe

  • Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted Nursing Shortage
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Economy, rewarding work have motivated baby boomer nurses to stay on the job, research suggests

  • Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

  • Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
    (15-Jul-2014)
    But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

  • A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

  • Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Social support might be the key, researcher says

  • High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
    (14-Jul-2014)
    But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

  • Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2014)
    Severe obesity most common among young adults, setting them up for health problems later in life

  • Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2014)
    No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

  • Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later
    (03-Jul-2014)
    Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

  • If You Can't Stand the Heat . . .
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Health officials offer tips for coping with summer's soaring temps

  • Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

  • Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

  • Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

  • Prepare for Summer Sports to Avoid Injury
    (28-Jun-2014)
    Wear appropriate footwear, vary your activities, and stretch and warm-up, advises expert

  • Dance Those Cares Away!
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Study of seniors shows decreased knee-hip pain and increased ability to walk among those who dance

  • Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC
    (25-Jun-2014)
    Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

  • Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

  • Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

  • Soccer Scores a Goal for Senior Fitness
    (20-Jun-2014)
    Ex-couch potatoes over 63 gained muscle strength, stronger bones, healthier hearts, study finds

  • U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

  • Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
    (16-Jun-2014)
    7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

  • Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?
    (12-Jun-2014)
    Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

  • Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
    (06-Jun-2014)
    'Holistic' program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study found

  • Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Instead, 'acute' illnesses like pneumonia or sheer frailty bring about the end for the very old, study finds

  • Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

  • Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

  • Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

  • Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age

  • Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

  • Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Even doing so as an adult seemed to guard against mental decline, study found

  • Why Youngest, Oldest Marathoners Post Similar Times
    (30-May-2014)
    Performance peaks in late 20s, slowing down 2 percent every year after: study

  • Why Youngest, Oldest Marathoners Post Similar Times
    (30-May-2014)
    Performance peaks in late 20s, slowing down 2 percent every year after: study

  • Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study
    (29-May-2014)
    A family history of condition also increases your risk

  • Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study
    (28-May-2014)
    Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

  • Health Tip: Seniors Need Preventive Care
    (28-May-2014)
    Here's what's recommended

  • Facing Death, Most U.S. Doctors Would Decline Extraordinary Measures
    (28-May-2014)
    Discrepancy seen between their personal views, what they order for patients, researchers report

  • 1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care
    (28-May-2014)
    Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say

  • Doctor Shares Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors
    (27-May-2014)
    Watch for dizziness linked to blood pressure meds, diabetes

  • A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay
    (27-May-2014)
    Study links greater mobility in old age to daily strolls

  • Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Age
    (27-May-2014)
    But experts say a healthy lifestyle can combat tendency to overeat

  • Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
    (21-May-2014)
    Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

  • Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
    (21-May-2014)
    Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too
    (20-May-2014)
    Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

  • Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
    (19-May-2014)
    Finding is troubling given predictions of rising temperatures due to climate change

  • Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Poorer Survival for Heart Failure Patients
    (19-May-2014)
    Study also found heightened odds for heart trouble in patients taking benzodiazepine sleep aids

  • Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans
    (16-May-2014)
    Men with 2 or more defects have more than double the risk of dying early, study suggests

  • Purposeful Life Might Be a Longer Life
    (15-May-2014)
    Those who had activities, people they cared about were more likely to be alive at end of 14-year study

  • Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study
    (14-May-2014)
    Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

  • Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
    (14-May-2014)
    CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

  • Timing Influences Risk of Complications From Circumcision: Study
    (12-May-2014)
    Infant boys fare well, researchers say, but older ones have up to 20-fold increase in complications

  • Workplace Solvents Linked to Long-Term Memory, Thinking Problems
    (12-May-2014)
    Study of French retirees shows those exposed even decades ago scored worse on tests

  • Adult Health Better for Bullies Than Their Victims: Study
    (12-May-2014)
    Surprising findings come from long-term tracking of kids' blood tests

  • More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
    (09-May-2014)
    First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

  • 40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise, Study Finds
    (09-May-2014)
    Similar heart benefits seen in those who began endurance workouts before 30 or after 40

  • Older Infertile Couples Should Try In Vitro Fertilization First: Study
    (06-May-2014)
    Other fertility treatments less likely to result in pregnancy, birth for women over 38, researchers say

  • Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double By 2050: Report
    (06-May-2014)
    Aging Baby Boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says

  • Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts
    (05-May-2014)
    Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

  • Young Blood Boosts Brains of Old Mice
    (05-May-2014)
    The discovery might have implications for aging humans, study authors suggest

  • One in 12 Older Americans Struggles to Afford Food: Study
    (02-May-2014)
    Not eating enough raises risk of host of health problems, researcher says

  • When Older Adults Consider Suicide, Depression May Not Be Main Reason
    (01-May-2014)
    Study suggests health, money, family problems more likely to trigger troubling thoughts

  • Too Much or Too Little Sleep Tied to Memory Problems in Older Women
    (01-May-2014)
    Those who slept either 5 hours or less, 9 hours or more daily showed effect in study

  • Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC
    (01-May-2014)
    Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

  • Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

  • Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades

  • Health Tip: Keeping Seniors on Their Feet
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Choose the right shoes

  • Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men
    (28-Apr-2014)
    But researchers still don't know if testing seniors would be worthwhile

  • Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

  • Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

  • Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman
    (23-Apr-2014)
    In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

  • Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Reduced anxiety, other mental health benefits noted in survey

  • Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman
    (23-Apr-2014)
    In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

  • Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

  • Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
    (17-Apr-2014)
    Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

  • Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
    (16-Apr-2014)
    But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

  • Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds
    (10-Apr-2014)
    People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

  • Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

  • Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Small study suggests regular walking increases hippocampus area of brain

  • A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests
    (09-Apr-2014)
    But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

  • Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

  • Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
    (04-Apr-2014)
    'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

  • Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
    (04-Apr-2014)
    It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

  • Driving Ability May Falter With Age in HIV-Positive Adults
    (04-Apr-2014)
    Small study looked at mental skills, simulator testing

  • Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
    (04-Apr-2014)
    'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

  • Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34

  • Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Increase in advance directives has not affected hospitalization rates, study finds

  • Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

  • Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2014)
    There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

  • Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills
    (02-Apr-2014)
    Increase in advance directives has not affected hospitalization rates, study finds

  • Monkeys on Very-Low-Cal Diet Lived Longer, Healthier Lives
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Jury is still out on whether such regimens could do the same for humans, experts say

  • More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

  • Exercise in Youth Boosts Bone Strength Later: Study
    (28-Mar-2014)
    And continued activity is even better for your skeletal health

  • NIH Launches Online Resource for End-of-Life Issues
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Website offers insights into emotional, physical and financial aspects of terminal care

  • Can Exercise and an Occasional Drink Boost Eye Health?
    (25-Mar-2014)
    More research needed to show whether lifestyle directly affects vision loss, study author says

  • Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70
    (21-Mar-2014)
    More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

  • Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

  • Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink
    (20-Mar-2014)
    But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
    (19-Mar-2014)
    And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

  • Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

  • Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say

  • More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period

  • COPD May Damage Aging Brain
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Study finds higher odds for mental decline without memory loss in patients with the lung disorder

  • Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

  • Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well
    (12-Mar-2014)
    But Japanese study saw no such benefits for women

  • U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

  • Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

  • 'Senior Moments' Don't Seem to Lead to Dementia for Most
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Study reassuring for people with 'mild cognitive impairment,' experts say

  • Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers
    (07-Mar-2014)
    Large study followed patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer for 6 years

  • Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds
    (07-Mar-2014)
    However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

  • Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

  • Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

  • High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span
    (04-Mar-2014)
    But same study found the reverse was true when people reached old age

  • Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

  • Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Those lacking health coverage are often male, black or Hispanic and from the South, study finds

  • One-Third of Young Stroke Victims Remain Disabled Years After: Study
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Keys to improved function include preventing a 2nd stroke and continuing with rehab, experts say

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

  • Doctors Slower to Prescribe High Blood Pressure Meds to Younger Patients
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment

  • Are Best Memories Made by Age 25?
    (22-Feb-2014)
    That's when major milestones tend to occur, study author says

  • Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures
    (21-Feb-2014)
    Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

  • Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

  • Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

  • Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

  • Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Overuse raises risk for hospitalization, study finds

  • Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says
    (19-Feb-2014)
    For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

  • Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics

  • Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles
    (17-Feb-2014)
    In mouse studies, Stanford researchers uncover potential reason behind muscles' decline in old age

  • Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

  • Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

  • Sex Is Important to Many Midlife Women
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Study finds some challenges with sexual function that can be remedied

  • High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Mean Heart Trouble in Middle Age
    (04-Feb-2014)
    25-year study tied even slight rise in early adulthood to future risk of clogged arteries

  • Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Growing elderly population most at risk from extreme temperatures, U.K. researchers warn

  • Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

  • Possible Gap Seen in Adult Care for Childhood Cancer Survivors
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Survey found many primary care doctors 'somewhat uncomfortable' about treating these patients

  • Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News
    (31-Jan-2014)
    While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

  • Slow Reaction Times May Be Harbinger of Early Death
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Study found the effect was not altered by age, sex, ethnicity, socioeconomic background or lifestyle

  • High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Study of older women found having more of hormone from fat tissue after age 65 unwise

  • Falls Top Car Crashes as Leading Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Rates rising fastest among seniors, study finds

  • Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Follow-up studies needed to show whether treating hearing problems could delay mental decline, experts say

  • Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Abdominal aortic aneurysms are bulges in a major artery that can burst without warning

  • My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia
    (24-Jan-2014)
    With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

  • Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half: Study
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Regular eye exams are best way to diagnose the condition, expert says

  • My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia
    (24-Jan-2014)
    With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

  • For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

  • For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

  • Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

  • Fish Oil Might Guard Against Loss of Brain Cells
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Study found women who ate the most omega-3s had greater brain volume

  • Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Happier seniors preserved their mobility in greater numbers than their glum peers, study found

  • Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
    (17-Jan-2014)
    12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

  • State Health Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say

  • Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Large Swedish study also found risk increases with age

  • Veteran Firefighters May Develop Heat Resistance
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Study counters argument that aging impairs ability to combat flames

  • Heavy Drinking in Middle Age May Speed Memory Loss for Men
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Study found those consuming at least 2.5 drinks daily showed mental decline earlier than lighter drinkers

  • Humans, Other Primates Burn Fewer Calories Than Other Mammals
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Finding could shed light on metabolism and longevity, researchers say

  • Gains of 'Brain Training' for Elderly Seen 10 Years Later
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Problem-solving ability surpassed memory, study finds

  • Aging Brains Can Still Make 'Childlike' Connections: Study
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Researchers say that ability may help adults learn new skills, make new memories

  • Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

  • Health Tip: Understanding Age Spots
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Usually due to sun exposure

  • Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC
    (06-Jan-2014)
    A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

  • Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC
    (06-Jan-2014)
    A child born in 2009 is expected to reach 78.5 years, but one expert says longer life may not mean better life

  • Novel Osteoporosis Drug Could Change Treatment: Study
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Early results indicate romosozumab can rebuild bone

  • Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's
    (31-Dec-2013)
    Although study showed a small effect, experts note the nutrient doesn't attack underlying cause

  • Portable Bed Rails Can Pose Safety Hazard, FDA Says
    (27-Dec-2013)
    Agency explains how to reduce potential for falling or being trapped

  • Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study
    (26-Dec-2013)
    Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

  • Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says

  • Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says

  • Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

  • Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (19-Dec-2013)
    But the risk is temporary as blood thinner use starts, and could be overcome by other means, experts say

  • Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting
    (17-Dec-2013)
    But, study also found they frequently get up and move about

  • Snow-Shoveling Health Tips as Winter Looms
    (14-Dec-2013)
    Combination of exertion and cold weather poses heart attack risk, expert warns

  • Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Study followed Swedish seniors for six years

  • Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Study finds they rely on other people or special devices to complete routine tasks

  • Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests

  • Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
    (10-Dec-2013)
    But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

  • Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Researchers say the SORL1 gene may affect more than one 'pathway' to the disease

  • Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest

  • Age-Related Colon Condition Not Cause for Alarm, Study Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Chances of diverticulosis developing into serious disorder are slimmer than thought

  • 135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report
    (05-Dec-2013)
    More aggressive research, social support systems needed, experts say

  • Health Tip: Choosing Walking Shoes
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Suggestions for seniors

  • Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says
    (02-Dec-2013)
    39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

  • Long-Banned Chemicals May Still Interfere With Seniors' Thinking
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Study finds PCBs still present in blood of elderly people

  • Study Raises Concerns Over Safety of Implanted Heart Pump
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Clots are arising at increasing rate for people using the HeartMate II device, although reasons are unclear

  • Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls
    (26-Nov-2013)
    By late 70s, one-third need separate prescriptions for each eye, study finds

  • Want to Stay Young? Start Moving
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Study finds it's never too late to reap the anti-aging benefits of exercise

  • Health Tip: Stay Fit in Your 30s
    (22-Nov-2013)
    And avoid risk factors for heart attack and stroke

  • Newer Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Study suggests using high-density mattresses means residents don't need to be turned as often

  • Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study
    (21-Nov-2013)
    European review looked at 12,000 people who'd lived through economic downturns

  • Joblessness May Age You, Study Suggests
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Researchers saw more signs of stress in DNA of unemployed men

  • Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack
    (19-Nov-2013)
    And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

  • Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Study of aortic valve procedure finds death rates, hospital readmissions have dropped

  • Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

  • Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Small study looked at death rates, major complications

  • Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Atrial fibrillation can lead to dangerous heart complications

  • Cornea Donor's Age Not a Big Factor, Researchers Say
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Transplant success rates similar across broad range of ages, study shows

  • Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Small, early study found longer 'telomeres' in genes of patients with cholesterol and inflammation problems

  • No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease
    (15-Nov-2013)
    But Alzheimer's patients in study were less likely to seek treatment for age-related macular degeneration

  • Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Study also tested post-operative learning ability

  • Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Researchers said staying mentally sharp most important to those over 50

  • Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Study found structures called telomeres were shorter in people with the condition

  • Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises

  • Estrogen After Menopause May Blunt Stress' Effects on Memory
    (11-Nov-2013)
    In small study, older women with higher hormone levels didn't show memory decline

  • More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

  • Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma
    (11-Nov-2013)
    But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

  • Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Until dementia treatments improve, there's no point, some experts say

  • Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Study of case records found it staved off signs of the disease by more than four years

  • Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech

  • Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent

  • J&J to Pay $2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Antipsychotic Drug
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Settlement will cover criminal, civil charges with U.S. government, 45 states

  • Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Researchers base findings on review of 17 studies

  • Thyroid Levels of Older Hospital Patients May Be Linked to Survival
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Low levels reflect weakness, increased vulnerability, study finds

  • Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Siblings who smoked had more wrinkles, creases, droops and jowls

  • Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Research compared symptom severity, quality of life in various age groups

  • Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Earlier development of the chronic autoimmune disease adds to complications in these patients

  • Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

  • Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia

  • Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Study found that older people who got more sleep had less of the disease's hallmark plaques in their brains

  • Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

  • Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

  • Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

  • Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

  • Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory, Study Suggests
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Blood glucose levels on the higher end of the normal range linked to poorer results on memory test

  • Smartphones May Help Nursing Home Docs Spot Drug Mishaps
    (22-Oct-2013)
    90 percent of physicians who used mobile devices avoided at least one error in the previous month, study says

  • Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study finds that those who feel comfortable with their weight exercise often but rarely diet to stay thin

  • Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

  • Smartphones May Help Nursing Home Docs Spot Drug Mishaps
    (22-Oct-2013)
    90 percent of physicians who used mobile devices avoided at least one error in the previous month, study says

  • Don't Routinely Test for Kidney Disease in Those Without Symptoms: Experts
    (21-Oct-2013)
    There isn't enough evidence to justify widespread screening, American College of Physicians says

  • 'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

  • Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms
    (18-Oct-2013)
    The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

  • Occupational Hazard for Teachers?
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Researchers link speech and language disorders with the profession

  • Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

  • Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Decade-long U.S. study of the infertility treatment found more births of healthy, full-term babies

  • Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones
    (17-Oct-2013)
    However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors

  • Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

  • Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Researchers followed patients with chronic skin condition for 7 years

  • Gene Mutation May Double Rate of Brain Tissue Lost to Alzheimer's
    (16-Oct-2013)
    1 percent of people carry DNA that quickens disease's destructive path, researchers say

  • Many Doctors Ignore Guidelines, Order PSA Tests for Elderly Men
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Study found 40 percent of men aged 75 and older were screened, despite expert consensus against it

  • Health Tip: Looking for Senior Housing?
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Make sure it's safe and clean

  • Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?
    (14-Oct-2013)
    A particular genetic variation may make it harder to weather marital turbulence, study suggests

  • No Sign That Vitamin D Supplements Help Aging Bones: Study
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Large data review found no effect against osteoporosis at most sites tested in healthy adults

  • More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Study finds baby boomers having the procedure at earlier age

  • Home-Delivered Meals Could Help Some Avoid Nursing Home: Study
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Many states could save money by feeding seniors at home rather than paying for residential care

  • History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Researcher suggests improving 'preoperative risk assessment'

  • More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

  • Study Aging, Not Disease, for Real Benefits, Scientists Say
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Increase in healthy years would save $7.1 trillion over five decades, study claims

  • More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

  • More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

  • Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

  • Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas Often Skip Care Due to Costs: Study
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Longer travel distances can add to out-of-pocket expenses

  • Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Study findings are good news for postmenopausal women, experts say

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    In early trial, symptoms of norovirus infection were halved, researchers say

  • Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life
    (02-Oct-2013)
    But experts say research based on those born almost 80 years ago may now be irrelevant

  • Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis
    (02-Oct-2013)
    Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Food Poisoning
    (01-Oct-2013)
    It's particularly dangerous to the elderly

  • Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients

  • Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey also finds most are mistaken about how costs are covered now

  • Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests

  • Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey also finds most are mistaken about how costs are covered now

  • Aging May Not Dull Decision-Making Skills, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Accumulated knowledge helped seniors outperform young adults when faced with economic choices

  • Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

  • Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

  • Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women
    (24-Sep-2013)
    One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

  • Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

  • Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

  • Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women
    (24-Sep-2013)
    One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

  • HEALTH REFORM: Young Adults May Be Key to Making It All Work
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Will they buy into the idea of insurance coverage? Experts are split on that question

  • Research Hints at How Alzheimer's Affects the Brain
    (19-Sep-2013)
    Mice study shows hallmark protein doesn't just clog circuitry, it gum ups the connections as well

  • 2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Reverse Cellular Aging, Study Suggests
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Chromosomes grew stronger as everyday habits improved, but number of participants in project was small

  • Loved Ones Stay Attuned to Spouse's Emotions, Study Says
    (14-Sep-2013)
    But reading facial expressions may become more difficult with age

  • 4 Factors Predict Diabetes Remission After Surgery: Study
    (13-Sep-2013)
    Scoring system could help determine if weight-loss procedure will help control disease in obese patients

  • Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers
    (13-Sep-2013)
    But study doesn't show why seniors suffer less headache, nausea than younger people after heavy drinking

  • Study: Predominantly Black Nursing Homes Deliver Poorer Care
    (13-Sep-2013)
    Lower revenue, tighter profit margins may compromise quality, research suggests

  • Americans Enjoying More Healthy Years
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Study found 2-year lifespan gain, fewer disease symptoms

  • FDA Approves Botox for Crow's Feet
    (11-Sep-2013)
    However, cosmetic improvement is only temporary

  • Health Tip: Maintain Your Balance
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Suggestions to help prevent falls

  • More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

  • Stressful Events May Raise Risk of Falls in Older Men, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2013)
    More evidence needed to see whether screening would be worthwhile, researcher says

  • Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Death Risk for Patients With Vision Loss
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Reasons for association aren't clear, study author says

  • Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain
    (04-Sep-2013)
    Seniors who played a game designed by neuroscientists for a month multitasked as well as younger players

  • Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows
    (02-Sep-2013)
    Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

  • Health Tip: At Risk for Alzheimer's?
    (30-Aug-2013)
    Some factors you can help control

  • Urine Test May Show Risk of Mental Decline in People With Type 2 Diabetes
    (29-Aug-2013)
    Samples consistently containing protein tied to slowed information processing among older adults

  • Gene Tweak Boosts Lifespan by 20 Percent in Mice
    (29-Aug-2013)
    But NIH study also found more bone loss, greater infection risk in engineered rodents

  • Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees
    (29-Aug-2013)
    When medical conditions arose, study found college-educated people were more apt to change their lifestyles

  • Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?
    (28-Aug-2013)
    If you have trouble remembering or concentrating

  • Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments,' Study Finds
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Age-related forgetfulness is caused by protein deficiency, scientists studying humans and mice say

  • U.S. Nursing Homes Reducing Use of Antipsychotic Drugs
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Program tackling over-prescription to dementia patients is working, government data suggest

  • Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Review also finds that those who 'give back' tend to live longer

  • Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

  • Older Workers Who Drive Top Traffic Death List: CDC
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Older employees who drive for a living are three times more likely to die in an accident than younger workers

  • MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer
    (14-Aug-2013)
    More aggressive surgery not always backed by evidence, study authors say

  • Alzheimer's Research Takes a New Turn
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Study suggests that gummed-up synapses -- not plaque -- may be at the root of aging brain diseases

  • Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey
    (09-Aug-2013)
    But shy people not doomed to a miserable life, researcher stresses

  • Quick Test May Help Prevent Hospital Delirium, Researchers Say
    (08-Aug-2013)
    Once identified, these patients can receive preventive care

  • Probiotics Not Warranted for Seniors Taking Antibiotics: Study
    (08-Aug-2013)
    No difference seen in diarrhea rates among those taking the supplements

  • Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup

  • High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say

  • Bullied Kids May Have More Legal Woes in Adulthood
    (01-Aug-2013)
    They're more apt to be convicted of crimes, do jail time, 14-year study found

  • Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide
    (01-Aug-2013)
    More than 200 million people have the condition, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke

  • Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Controlling fluctuations may help keep the mind sharp, experts say

  • Anemia Might Raise Dementia Risk, Study Suggests
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Screening elderly for the blood condition makes sense, researcher says

  • In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study corroborates other research showing the drug may have benefits beyond diabetes care

  • Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives: Study
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Most seniors are doing well until the last year or two of life, researchers report

  • Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease Progression
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study looked at seniors' blood sugar tests along with their brain scans

  • Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Study followed anesthesia patients in the recovery room and beyond

  • Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men
    (25-Jul-2013)
    In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

  • For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

  • U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say

  • U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Heart disease, cancer and murder main contributors to four-year disparity, experts say

  • Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State: CDC
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Race also influences your healthy life expectancy, researchers say

  • No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review
    (17-Jul-2013)
    But worrisome symptoms could merit a visit to the doctor, experts say

  • Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Although studies didn't prove connection, expert says concerns are worth mentioning to a doctor

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Disability as You Age
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Stair-climbing, other everyday tasks were harder for those with deficiency, researchers found

  • As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

  • Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds

  • Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study looked at self-employed workers in France

  • Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study looked at self-employed workers in France

  • Mental Decline Seen Earlier When Epilepsy Present, Study Suggests
    (12-Jul-2013)
    Seizures may hasten Alzheimer's and mild memory problems, researchers say

  • Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Danish study compared mental abilities of seniors born in 1905 and 1915

  • Smoking Plus Heavy Drinking May Accelerate Mental Decline
    (11-Jul-2013)
    For every 10 years of puffing and boozing, the brain ages the equivalent of 12 years, study says

  • No Significant Change in U.S. Women's Life Expectancy
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Expert says U.S. has had slow progress compared to other countries

  • No Significant Change in U.S. Women's Life Expectancy
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Expert says U.S. has had slow progress compared to other countries

  • U.S. Lagging Other Countries on Many Health Measures
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Report finds some gains, but also many areas where Americans' health is slipping

  • Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Risk for malignancy was also lower in seniors with Alzheimer's, researchers report

  • As U.S. Population Ages, ER Visits Will Lengthen
    (08-Jul-2013)
    And hospitalizations stemming from these visits will rise, study predicts

  • Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old Age
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Study findings should serve as wake-up call for U.S. and its aging population, experts say

  • Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

  • H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds
    (03-Jul-2013)
    But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

  • Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Stimulating activities may encourage brain to adapt and create 'work-arounds,' study suggests

  • U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

  • Health Tip: Drive Safely as You Age
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Avoid night driving if you don't see well

  • 7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

  • Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Antidepressant, talk therapy together outperform either approach alone, study finds

  • Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

  • Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Study found ability to smell faded more in blacks, Hispanics than whites

  • Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Study found ability to smell faded more in blacks, Hispanics than whites

  • Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis

  • Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

  • Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device: Study
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease, researcher says

  • Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

  • Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay

  • Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay

  • Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Study of older adults doesn't prove that steroids are to blame, but experts advise caution

  • Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

  • Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

  • Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

  • Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

  • Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

  • Social Toll of Hearing Loss Could Be Cause for Alarm
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Higher rates of hospitalization, illness and depression for seniors reported in study

  • Clumsiness in Some Elderly Tied to Brain Changes
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Mental frame of reference shifts with age, researchers find

  • Doctors Should Steer Conversation to Older Drivers: Study
    (07-Jun-2013)
    If they start talking at 65, patients will have years to ponder alternatives to driving, researcher says

  • For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Study confirms adult day care provides beneficial time off

  • Women Better at Remembering Faces, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2013)
    They spend more time 'scanning' facial features than men do, researchers say

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

  • Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

  • Daily Sunscreen Helps Middle-Aged Skin Stay Young: Study
    (03-Jun-2013)
    After 4 years, less 'photoaging' seen among regular users in sunny Australia

  • Vegetarians May Live Longer
    (03-Jun-2013)
    California research finds 12% lower risk of dying for those who don't eat meat

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Bathroom Falls
    (29-May-2013)
    Install grab bars near the toilet, shower

  • Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study
    (28-May-2013)
    Findings may have implications for caregivers

  • Cost of Treating Strokes in U.S. Could Soar to $180B Annually by 2030: Report
    (22-May-2013)
    An aging population could double expenditures, American Heart Association says

  • Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds
    (17-May-2013)
    By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

  • Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging
    (17-May-2013)
    Small study didn't find effect in former or never-smokers

  • Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds
    (17-May-2013)
    By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

  • People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt
    (15-May-2013)
    It's important to resist these cravings, study author says

  • Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study
    (15-May-2013)
    But osteoporosis experts say fracture resistance must also be assessed

  • Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men
    (15-May-2013)
    In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain

  • How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts
    (13-May-2013)
    Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

  • Insomnia Hints at Future Hospitalization
    (10-May-2013)
    Large U.S study also found greater odds of home health care use in people with sleep problem

  • Many Seniors Suffer Mental Decline in Silence: CDC
    (09-May-2013)
    While 1 in 8 has memory problems and confusion, too few seek help

  • Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    Adding nutrient to standard antioxidant supplement didn't help ward off macular degeneration

  • Living Long May Protect Against Early Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    (06-May-2013)
    Dementia starts later in families with exceptional longevity, researchers say

  • Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says
    (03-May-2013)
    But aging baby boomers less content, wish they'd taken more chances in their lives

  • Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says
    (03-May-2013)
    But aging baby boomers less content, wish they'd taken more chances in their lives

  • 'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'
    (02-May-2013)
    Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

  • Younger Men Biggest Consumers of Added Sugars: CDC
    (01-May-2013)
    Sweetened food and beverages are source of too many empty calories, experts say

  • Video Game May Help Keep Aging Brains Sharp
    (01-May-2013)
    Older gamers may gain more mentally than crossword puzzle solvers, study suggests

  • For Some Seniors With Skin Cancer, Surgery Not Always Best Choice
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Risk of complications may outweigh benefits for frail elderly who do not have melanoma, study suggests

  • Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it

  • Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse
    (26-Apr-2013)
    Including taking drugs or drinking

  • U.S. Heart Failure Costs Could Skyrocket: Report
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Better awareness, prevention and treatment are crucial, experts say

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • Older Adults' Posture May Predict Future Disability
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Spinal measurement was tied to whether seniors in study would need help with routine activities

  • As Pedestrian's Age Rises, So Does Odds of Dying in Traffic Accident
    (18-Apr-2013)
    CDC report finds that people aged 75 or older face double the risk compared to younger

  • 'Western' Diet Not the Way to Age Well
    (17-Apr-2013)
    British study says fried foods and red meat lead to premature aging, illness

  • 'Western' Diet Not the Way to Age Well
    (17-Apr-2013)
    British study says fried foods and red meat lead to premature aging, illness

  • Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer's
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Study finding doesn't mean you'll get the disease if family members have it, experts stress

  • Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Even solving puzzles might stave off decline and memory loss, study hints

  • Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

  • For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Study links long gap from last screening, or no screening at all, to more advanced disease and death

  • Elder Abuse Tied to Higher Hospitalization Rates
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Study found psychological mistreatment, neglect were most common culprits

  • Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Education, urban living helped keep older adults walking tall, Chinese data shows

  • U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Annual bill now tops $200 billion, largely for long-term care, researchers say

  • Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

  • Eat Fish, Live Longer?
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

  • Mental, Physical Challenges May Help Seniors Stay Sharp, Study Says
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Small steps, including stretching, watching educational DVDs, reaped rewards

  • Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors

  • Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests

  • Isolation, Loneliness May Raise Death Risk for Elderly
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Study found lack of social contact a bigger predictor of early death than just feeling alone

  • Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Study of patients hospitalized for condition found higher risk of mental decline, disability

  • Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
    (22-Mar-2013)
    38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Study of patients hospitalized for condition found higher risk of mental decline, disability

  • Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says

  • Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

  • A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Report tallies enormous medical, financial and caregiver toll of conditions like Alzheimer's

  • Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Researchers found similar risk for advanced disease as with yearly screening, but some experts disagree

  • Efforts to Prevent Hospital-Based Infection Falling Short, Survey Finds
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Gastric illness from C. difficile continues to rise despite improved cleaning, decontamination

  • Life's Winners May Not Win the Life Span Race
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Presidents tend to live shorter lives than those they beat; awards no guarantee of extra years, study says

  • Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (13-Mar-2013)
    When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

  • Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note

  • Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2013)
    While not a 'wonder drug,' medication may help slow memory loss, researcher says

  • Bypass Patients Fare Equally Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Three studies find no differences in outcomes, even for the frail or elderly

  • Flu Infections Continue to Decline
    (08-Mar-2013)
    33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

  • Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

  • Health Tip: Spot the Early Stages of Alzheimer's
    (06-Mar-2013)
    Look for these warning signs

  • Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You'll Be Alive in 10 Years
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Although not a crystal ball, researchers say it might help doctors and patients make better choices

  • Certain Sleep Aids May Raise Hip Fracture Risk in Nursing Homes: Study
    (04-Mar-2013)
    List includes common drugs such as Lunesta and Ambien, researchers say

  • 1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD
    (01-Mar-2013)
    Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

  • Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health
    (01-Mar-2013)
    But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends

  • More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care
    (28-Feb-2013)
    In small study, improved nutrition appeared to help patients' memory, daily function

  • More Younger Women Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Small, but steady, increase over past 30 years warrants further research, experts say

  • Sleep Deprivation May Disrupt Your Genes
    (25-Feb-2013)
    But small study doesn't explain how that works or effects on health

  • Healthy Older Women Advised Against Taking Calcium
    (25-Feb-2013)
    U.S government experts found no evidence that calcium, vitamin D supplements help prevent fractures

  • Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Decrease in walking speed predicts decline in mobility, researchers say

  • Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC
    (21-Feb-2013)
    But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note

  • Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

  • Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

  • Health Tip: Seeing Behind the Wheel
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Don't use outdated glasses

  • Lasting Wedded Bliss May Lead to Better Health
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Adults in stable marriages report less illness, more happiness than single peers

  • Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

  • MRSA 'Super Bug' Prevalent in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Positive samples suggest need for greater infection control, researcher says

  • 'Watch and Wait' Approach Often Best for Older Patients With Kidney Cancer
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Study finds small tumors often grow so slowly as to pose little threat, so surgery may not be needed

  • Economy May Have Lasting Effect on Young People's Outlook
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in tough times lowers well-being overall, study suggests

  • Economy May Have Lasting Effect on Young People's Outlook
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in tough times lowers well-being overall, study suggests

  • Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

  • Older Motorcyclists More Likely to Be Seriously Hurt in Crashes
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Number of bikers over age 65 is climbing, as well

  • Young Adults Are America's Most Stressed Generation: Survey
    (07-Feb-2013)
    And most feel they get little support from their doctors

  • Older Motorcyclists More Likely to Be Seriously Hurt in Crashes
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Number of bikers over age 65 is climbing, as well

  • Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Small study suggests the ancient art helps maintain physical balance

  • Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
    (06-Feb-2013)
    But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

  • For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test
    (05-Feb-2013)
    Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

  • Drug May Make Walking Easier for People With Artery Disease
    (05-Feb-2013)
    The improvements were relatively small but significant, researchers say

  • A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Positive feelings enhance decision-making and memory skills, study suggests

  • Boomers' Health Fails to Measure Up to Parents'
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Study finds higher rates of chronic disease, disability and lower self-rated health

  • Exercising at Midlife May Stave Off Dementia Down the Road
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Working out in your 40s could pay off in your 70s and beyond, study suggests

  • Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
    (01-Feb-2013)
    45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

  • Scientists Find Clue to Aging Reversal in Mice
    (31-Jan-2013)
    'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells seemed to turn back clock on some age-related decline

  • Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
    (29-Jan-2013)
    They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

  • Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Large study found even mild impotence was tied to greater odds of future hospitalization, death

  • Lighter Sleep May Dull Memory Skills in Seniors
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Study found older people forgot more upon waking than younger people

  • More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Link between cardiovascular trouble and impaired thinking was especially strong in women

  • PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer's Diagnosis
    (28-Jan-2013)
    New guidelines address which patients might benefit from imaging test for brain plaque

  • Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

  • One in Six Cases of Adult Asthma May Be Linked to Workplace
    (22-Jan-2013)
    People with jobs that exposed them to cleaning agents at greater risk, study says

  • Study Links Long-Term Aspirin Use With Vision Loss
    (21-Jan-2013)
    But risk of macular degeneration doesn't outweigh drug's heart benefits, experts say

  • Hearing Loss May Hasten Mental Decline
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Study found seniors who struggled with hearing had earlier problems with thinking skills

  • 48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard
    (18-Jan-2013)
    It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

  • Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking
    (14-Jan-2013)
    The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

  • Cardiac Deaths May Lead to Shortage of Donor Livers
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Age, weight and diabetes status also affect quality of organs donated for transplantation, study says

  • Marriage Might Lengthen Life
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Study found those who did not have a spouse in their 40s were more than twice as likely to die early

  • After Hospital Discharge, Other Ills May Land Seniors Back in Again
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Expert urges medical staff, families to recognize 'post-hospital syndrome'

  • Lifetime of Speaking a 2nd Language May Boost Aging Brain
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Seniors who were bilingual since childhood showed quicker thinking skills than others in study

  • Low Wages Linked to Raised Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Women, younger workers are particularly vulnerable, study suggests

  • Costly Breast Cancer Screenings May Not Help Seniors: Study
    (07-Jan-2013)
    To determine benefit, more older women should be included in clinical trials, expert says

  • Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Who's at risk

  • Brain Injury Doesn't Raise Dementia Risk for Most: Study
    (04-Jan-2013)
    But likelihood of re-injury does increase

  • Dementia, Late-Life Depression May Be Linked
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Mild mental impairment also prevalent in those with the mood disorder, study says

  • People Underestimate How Much They Might Change in the Future
    (03-Jan-2013)
    No matter the age, folks thought they were already the person they'd remain for rest of their lives, study finds

  • Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report
    (26-Dec-2012)
    However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease

  • Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Such patients in long-term care were less depressed, had fewer ER visits

  • Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Such patients in long-term care were less depressed, had fewer ER visits

  • 'Boomers' With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Study finds many in need of new organs have liver cancer

  • Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked With Vision Loss: Study
    (18-Dec-2012)
    But the risk doesn't outweigh the benefit of aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, experts say

  • Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

  • Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Chemo seems to play a role in early diagnosis of diabetes in postmenopausal patients

  • How Well Do You Rise From Sitting on the Floor?
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Ability to do this simple task may predict risk of dying, study suggests

  • 'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests
    (13-Dec-2012)
    The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

  • U.S. Glaucoma Cases Jump 22 Percent Over Decade: Report
    (13-Dec-2012)
    More than 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by this eye disease, experts warn

  • As Vision Problems in U.S. Rise, Diabetes May Explain Why
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Study finds many new cases of eye trouble occur in people under 40

  • Loneliness May Boost Odds of Dementia
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Lack of social support also raises risk of memory decline, study finds

  • Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn't hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear

  • Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census
    (11-Dec-2012)
    More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas

  • ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

  • Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: Study
    (07-Dec-2012)
    State's support may help older Americans avoid nursing home

  • Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: Study
    (07-Dec-2012)
    State's support may help older Americans avoid nursing home

  • Study Reveals Why Elderly Often Vulnerable to Scams
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Research suggests aging adults are worse at spotting untrustworthy faces

  • Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?
    (04-Dec-2012)
    Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

  • Under Similar Stress, Rich Live Longer Than Poor: Study
    (03-Dec-2012)
    People with money have more methods for coping, one expert says

  • Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots
    (30-Nov-2012)
    Keep kids' ages in mind when shopping, doctors urge

  • Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 U.S. Adults, Survey Finds
    (30-Nov-2012)
    The rate is twice as high among people aged 18 to 25 than among those over 50, report indicates

  • Most Seniors Get a Good Night's Sleep, Study Says
    (30-Nov-2012)
    Common beliefs about older adults' problems with insomnia and daytime drowsiness put to rest

  • Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Establish consistent sleep and wake times

  • Why Aging Eyes Struggle to Discern Fine Print
    (29-Nov-2012)
    How you read changes as you grow older, study says

  • Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

  • Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

  • Heart Failure Drugs Put to the Test
    (27-Nov-2012)
    These medications may help but should be used with care, one expert says

  • Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

  • 1 in 4 in U.S. Starts Drinking Before Turning 21: Report
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Six of the top 10 states for underage drinking are in the Northeast, analysis finds

  • U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

  • Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp
    (26-Nov-2012)
    MRI scans reveal better white matter structure in brains of seniors who enjoy mental activities

  • Hanging Suicides Up in United States
    (20-Nov-2012)
    Biggest increase seen among middle-age adults, study finds

  • Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability
    (20-Nov-2012)
    Study found those with more optimistic outlooks had better recoveries

  • Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Midlife crisis seems to have a basis in evolution, not modern human lifestyles, research suggests

  • Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Midlife crisis seems to have a basis in evolution, not modern human lifestyles, research suggests

  • Living in Smoggy Areas May Reduce Seniors' Brainpower
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Study tied high pollution to lower test scores for memory, language

  • Boomers Zero In on Health at Age 50 and 65, Study Says
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Doctors might time important messages to these age points, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Seniors on the Move
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Be sure to warm up before walking

  • Scientists ID Gene Mutation That May Triple Alzheimer's Risk
    (14-Nov-2012)
    About 1 percent of people have 'TREM2' mutation, researcher says

  • Family's Questions About Alzheimer's Patients Can Put Nurses in a Bind
    (13-Nov-2012)
    They often struggle to be honest but upbeat when answering inquiries, study says

  • Could iPads, Kindles Be Just What the Eye Doctor Ordered?
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Digital tablets improve reading speed of those with central vision loss, study finds

  • Drivers' Glaucoma May Boost Accident Risk
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Study using simulators suggests need for peripheral vision testing

  • Hip Surgery Increases Stroke Risk in Older Patients: Study
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Patients, doctors urged to keep this in mind when considering joint replacement and post-op care

  • DNA 'Telomere' Length Tied to Aging, Death Risk
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Large study shows association, but doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart
    (08-Nov-2012)
    And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

  • Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study
    (08-Nov-2012)
    SSRIs include Prozac, Paxil, but experts say findings aren't reason for patients to drop medications

  • Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Heredity seems to play a role in women's egg supply, study suggests

  • Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Heredity seems to play a role in women's egg supply, study suggests

  • Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

  • Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Females also less likely to be told they might have heart disease

  • Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Small study of rare form of disease included people aged 18 to 26

  • Stem Cells From Donor May Help Heal Heart
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found little difference in outcomes whether patient's own cells were used or not

  • Walk Your Way to a Longer Life, Study Says
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Physical activity after age 40 can increase life expectancy by up to 7 years, researchers find

  • Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

  • Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Doctors usually work with patients to spread dosing out, to avoid such problems

  • U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

  • Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Lose Power With Age
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Study found that by 90, the gene no longer raised risk for the brain disorder or other ailments

  • Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2012)
    People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC
    (01-Nov-2012)
    More than 60 percent decline over 4 decades is likely due to better treatment, awareness

  • Physical Activity in Old Age May Protect Brain
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Dementia risk cut in those who walked, biked or did other exercise regularly, study says

  • Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

  • Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study
    (29-Oct-2012)
    And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results

  • Med School Enrollment on Rise in 2012
    (26-Oct-2012)
    New U.S. doctors will be needed to offset projected shortage of 90,000, experts say

  • Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

  • Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Women with heart disease who took low-dose aspirin scored better on mental tests than non-users

  • Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, eating fruits and vegetables may help thwart chronic disease

  • Supplement of Red Wine Ingredient Won't Help Healthy Women: Study
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Resveratrol taken as a pill offered no benefits for those without health issues

  • Frailty Linked to Dementia in Oldest Adults
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Study participants were at least 90 years old

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

  • Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

  • Exercise May Beat Socializing at Staving Off Brain Shrinkage
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Study also found physical activity more protective than mental stimulation

  • More Antibiotic Use Tied to Rise in Diarrheal Infections in Hospitals: Study
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Kids, elderly especially vulnerable to serious consequences from C. difficile bacteria

  • Exercise May Delay Early Aging of People With Diabetes
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Fitness training improves their cardiovascular health, preliminary study finds

  • High-Carb Diet in Old Age Linked to Mental Decline
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Elderly who consumed the most carbohydrates, sugar had more memory, thinking problems, study finds

  • Depression, DNA Linked to Higher Death Risk in Bladder Cancer Patients
    (18-Oct-2012)
    However, study did not prove a cause-and-effect link

  • Menopause Won't Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Experts suggest women use menopause as motivation to take charge of their health

  • Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows

  • Many Older Heart Attack Survivors Don't Stick With Meds
    (16-Oct-2012)
    That could spell trouble for their future health, study says

  • Big, Rapid Gains Made in Human Lifespan: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Researchers say 72 is the new 30

  • Healthy Lungs May Keep Brain Running Smoothly
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Swedish study found link between problem-solving ability, lung function

  • Eye Docs Must Do More to Spot Unsafe Older Drivers: Study
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Survey reveals areas where they could improve care

  • U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

  • U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Seniors should keep at least one hand free

  • Severe Anemia Linked to Higher Death Risk After Heart Surgery
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Condition should be treated before elective procedures if possible, researcher says

  • Aspirin May Help Preserve Brain Function in Older Women With Heart Disease
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Swedish study found less decline in thinking ability for those on daily dose

  • Couples Trying to Conceive Might Need Help Sooner, Study Says
    (04-Oct-2012)
    New mathematical method predicts women's odds of becoming pregnant at various ages

  • Health Tip: Caring for an Older Person's Teeth
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Regular brushing and flossing are key

  • Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

  • Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood
    (02-Oct-2012)
    But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

  • Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

  • Use of Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit Is High at End of Life: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Financial concerns may deter many from using hospice provision, researchers say

  • Statins Tied to Reduced Glaucoma Risk
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Large study found possible preventive effect against blindness-causing eye condition

  • Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

  • Use of Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit Is High at End of Life: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Financial concerns may deter many from using hospice provision, researchers say

  • Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Blocking single harmful protein might work, early lab study suggests

  • Psychiatric Disorders Often Persist in Juvenile Offenders
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Alcohol, drug use common even 5 years after kids left detention center, researchers found

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

  • Aging Population Poses Long-Term Challenges to U.S. Economy
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Report says significant changes needed to keep Medicare, Social Security healthy

  • Poorer Patients Find Thyroid Cancer at Later Stage: Study
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Income-based health disparity needs addressing, researchers say

  • Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2012)
    People with only one hormone at abnormal levels were not at higher risk

  • Medicare Gaps Leave Many With Big Bill at End of Life, Study Finds
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Health care spending in the final 5 years exceeds total household assets for one in four seniors

  • Medicare Gaps Leave Many With Big Bill at End of Life, Study Finds
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Health care spending in the final 5 years exceeds total household assets for one in four seniors

  • Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study
    (13-Sep-2012)
    European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

  • Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Rate is even higher for seniors, study finds

  • Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth Healthier
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Suggestions for people 60 and older

  • Heavy Drinking Linked to Earlier Stroke
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Brain bleeding occurred about 14 years sooner among big boozers, study finds

  • Heavy Drinking Linked to Earlier Stroke
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Brain bleeding occurred about 14 years sooner among big boozers, study finds

  • X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

  • Language Barrier Hurts Elderly Asthma Patients
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Self-care, quality of life found to suffer, study says

  • 'Magic' Carpet Could Help Shield Elderly From Falls
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Optical fibers map walking patterns, warn of potential dangers

  • Seniors' Creativity Can Thrive Despite Dementia
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Programs seek to inspire artistry, reduce isolation in these older adults

  • Even 'High-Normal' Blood Sugar Tied to Brain Shrinkage
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Scans show memory, thinking regions shrank in those at high end of 'normal' range; more study needed

  • Artery Stiffness May Predict High Blood Pressure
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Study suggests possible clues to hypertension prevention

  • Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Yet most have regular access to medical care, report notes

  • Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2012)
    Signs of heart stress in 50-somethings resolved within a week, tests showed

  • More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry
    (31-Aug-2012)
    The partnerships are also long-lasting, researchers find

  • Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say

  • More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry
    (31-Aug-2012)
    The partnerships are also long-lasting, researchers find

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (31-Aug-2012)
    But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

  • Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Seniors who keep active and don't smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say

  • Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men's Sperm Stay Healthy
    (28-Aug-2012)
    More intake of zinc, folate, vitamins C & E linked to less sperm DNA damage in advancing age

  • 4 Eating Habits May Help Older Women Maintain Weight Loss
    (28-Aug-2012)
    In 4-year study, those who kept pounds off decreased 3 food groups and increased fruits, vegetables

  • Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

  • Could Your Genes Influence How You Vote?
    (27-Aug-2012)
    DNA might account for some differences between liberal, conservative views, researchers say

  • Statin Use Tied to Possible Boost in Cataract Risk
    (24-Aug-2012)
    But link isn't proven and patients shouldn't stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers say

  • Radiation for Childhood Cancer Might Raise Diabetes Risk
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Study found kids whose treatment affected tail of pancreas were more likely to have diabetes later

  • Older Dads May Raise Risk for Autism, Schizophrenia in Kids
    (22-Aug-2012)
    New mutations in male DNA increase with age, study finds

  • Men Have a Greater Lifetime Risk for Kidney Failure: Study
    (20-Aug-2012)
    About 1 in 93 men and 1 in 133 women will develop kidney failure if they live to 80, researchers find

  • Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study
    (20-Aug-2012)
    'Fat and fit' concept may not apply to brain function, research suggests

  • Sharp as a Tack at 90: Here's Why
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Brain scans found these 'SuperAgers' had thicker cortexes than their peers

  • Sharp as a Tack at 90: Here's Why
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Brain scans found these 'SuperAgers' had thicker cortexes than their peers

  • Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Government report on seniors also found more working women, higher housing costs

  • Some Families May Have Natural Protection Against Dementia
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Protein related to inflammation is linked to lower risk, study shows

  • Pain Reported by Nearly Half With Type 2 Diabetes
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Specialized treatment may be needed to improve quality of life, researchers suggest

  • Two Antibiotics Linked to Liver Injury in Elderly
    (13-Aug-2012)
    But while serious, these cases are relatively rare, study says

  • Condition Commonly Seen in Aging May Alter Brain Function
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Small study suggests 'leukoaraiosis' is not harmless after all

  • More Evidence That Exercise in Middle Age Boosts Health
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Brisk walking, biking, even house and yard work can cut harmful inflammation, study finds

  • Not Enough Data to Advise Routine Hearing Screens for Older People: Experts
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Hearing loss affects up to 40 percent of adults aged 50 and older

  • Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'
    (12-Aug-2012)
    The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains

  • Balance, Strength Training Reduce Falls for Elderly, Study Finds
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Researchers recommend incorporating these exercises into everyday activities

  • Health Tip: Focus on Healthy Aging
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Don't smoke, and limit alcohol

  • Hormone May Boost Aging, Failing Brains
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Treatment might help healthy adults and those with early memory problems, study finds

  • Extreme Heat Biggest Weather Killer, Expert Warns
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Older people who live alone at greater risk for heat-related illness

  • Alzheimer's Progression Slower After 80: Study
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Finding has implications for cost of patient care and testing of new treatments, experts say

  • Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Genetic mutations affect aging patterns of males, but not females, research shows

  • Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition, Study Says
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Risk of new lesions doubles for those with three prior basal cell carcinomas

  • Musicians' Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Study found seniors with musical training outperformed others on thinking, memory tests

  • Alzheimer's Progression Slower After 80: Study
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Finding has implications for cost of patient care and testing of new treatments, experts say

  • More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

  • Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Study found seniors who had procedure were less likely to have fall-related breaks

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Offer healthy foods and snacks

  • Health Tip: Why Some Seniors Can't Sleep
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Fewer 'sleep hormones' produced as we age

  • Poor Sleep Ups Odds for Nursing Home Care, Study Finds
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Women who slept more soundly were less likely to be in an assisted-living facility within 5 years

  • Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

  • Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Women who gave last birth after age 40 were even less likely to develop disease

  • Poor Sleep Ups Odds for Nursing Home Care, Study Finds
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Women who slept more soundly were less likely to be in an assisted-living facility within 5 years

  • Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens
    (24-Jul-2012)
    But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

  • Need to Get Walking More? Clip on a Pedometer
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Study found use of the device nearly doubled the time seniors spent strolling each week

  • Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Those aged 14 to 39 are more likely to report unmet social, psychological and informational needs

  • Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Improved cataract surgery techniques, less smoking may be reasons why

  • Autumn Birthday Ups Odds of Living to 100: Study
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Review of data for those born in late 19th century suggests a link

  • Fatal Car Crashes Less Likely in Major Cities, CDC Study Finds
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Urban sprawl may be a factor in higher crash death rates in metro areas in the South, researchers say

  • Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Study found lack of coverage predicted more advanced disease

  • Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Experimental agent similar to medicines already used to ease symptoms, but more study needed

  • Alcohol May Not Be Kind to the Aging Brain
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Studies suggest potential problems, like memory issues, but don't prove a link

  • Home-Based Care Teams Offer Help for Those With Dementia
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Coordinated effort boosts quality of life, delays need for nursing home, study finds

  • Incontinence Affects Young Childless Women, Too
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Nearly 13 percent reported the condition in Australian study

  • 11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18
    (17-Jul-2012)
    The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

  • Health Tip: Heed the Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Including weakness and dizziness

  • Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Taking steps to reduce smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes saves lives, study finds

  • Expert Panel Suggests PSA Test May Benefit Some Men
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Those with life expectancy of 10 years or more should discuss prostate cancer screen with doctor

  • High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

  • Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

  • Even Slight Mental Decline Can Harm Health, Studies Suggest
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Research in elderly finds 'mild cognitive impairment' linked to higher risk for death, social isolation

  • Faltering Steps May Indicate Oncoming Dementia
    (16-Jul-2012)
    3 studies link changes in walking skills to weakening mental state, including Alzheimer's

  • Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Weight training, walking helped older adults' memory, according to new studies at Alzheimer's meet

  • Poor Sleep May Age Your Brain
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Inadequate shuteye associated with mental decline in four new studies

  • Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging
    (13-Jul-2012)
    But the association doesn't prove that stress causes your chromosomes to deteriorate, researchers say

  • Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

  • Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

  • Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Scant background checks of aides often leave frail elderly vulnerable, researchers say

  • Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Scant background checks of aides often leave frail elderly vulnerable, researchers say

  • Ladies, Drink to Your (Bone) Health
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Alcohol may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • Timeline Detected for Rare, Early Alzheimer's
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Biochemical changes start more than 25 years before symptoms, researchers say

  • Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report
    (10-Jul-2012)
    U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say

  • Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

  • Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report
    (10-Jul-2012)
    U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say

  • More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

  • Post-Op Delirium's Toll on Mental Function May Linger: Study
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Older heart patients who experienced confusion took a long time to recover thinking skills

  • Could the Naked Mole Rat Hold Secrets to Longevity?
    (05-Jul-2012)
    New research suggests high levels of a brain-protecting protein may be key

  • More Genes Linked to Osteoarthritis Identified
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Europeans with the variants were more likely to have osteoarthritis, researchers report

  • Medicare Coverage Gap May Cause Seniors to Forgo Antidepressants
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Study also found less use of heart failure, diabetes drugs as out-of-pocket costs rose

  • Shorter Arms May Explain Why Women Need Glasses Sooner Than Men
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Focusing ability wanes earlier when reading materials held closer, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Stay Healthier as You Age
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Don't smoke, and drink responsibly

  • One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

  • Intuitive 'Number Sense' Makes Daily Life Easier
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Ability peaks for adults in their 30s, study finds

  • One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

  • Eating Disorders Hitting Women Over 50, Study Finds
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Researcher says new treatment strategies needed to target this older population

  • 'Absentminded' Errors Common in Older Adults: Study
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Researchers want to pinpoint how seniors change their lives to avoid such mistakes

  • High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Prevalence of advanced kidney disease among older adults underestimated, researchers say

  • Hospitalization May Be 'Tipping Point' for Alzheimer's Decline
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Study also found delirium added to risk of mental deterioration, even death

  • Diabetes May Hasten Mental Decline
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Older adults with poor blood sugar control performed worse on tests of memory, thinking

  • Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

  • Vitamin D Plus Calcium May Extend Life
    (15-Jun-2012)
    But analysis doesn't pinpoint the reasons why

  • Seniors' Attitude on Age May Affect Dementia Test Results: Study
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Health professionals should account for self-perception before making a diagnosis, researchers say

  • Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Pedestrians' speed slows with age, making it hard to cross roads safely, study says

  • Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Review of earlier studies found no benefit for thinking skills, but more research urged

  • Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds
    (12-Jun-2012)
    DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood

  • Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds
    (12-Jun-2012)
    DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood

  • Quitting Smoking Even in Old Age Prolongs Life: Study
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Review of data in older people affirms the dangers of the habit

  • Could Slow Walking Foreshadow Early Dementia?
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Small study suggests an association, but more research needed

  • Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

  • 6.6 Million Young Adults Joined Parents' Health Plans in 2011: Report
    (08-Jun-2012)
    Affordable Care Act may have expanded access to coverage, but many under 25 still go without

  • Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Lung disease can also put older hip and knee surgery patients at risk, study finds

  • Two-Thirds of Osteo Hip Fractures Occur After 80: U.S. Study
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Researchers urge greater push to diagnose, prevent, treat osteoporosis in extreme elderly

  • Many Suffer Leg, Lung Clots While Hospitalized: CDC
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Risk of potentially deadly blockages rises with age; prevention efforts urged

  • Some Docs Would Order Cancer Screening for Very Sick Elderly
    (06-Jun-2012)
    However, study found most physicians considered patients' age, health in recommendations

  • Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

  • Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

  • Runners May Live Longer
    (04-Jun-2012)
    But research also finds that too much high-intensity running may harm heart

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Added risk from atrial fibrillation was higher than that of men with the same condition, study finds

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise Extend Life for Women in Their 70s: Study
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Participants who were tops in both categories had 8 times the odds of survival

  • More Vitamin D Might Help Older People Stay Active
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Seniors low in this essential nutrient more likely to have trouble getting around, study finds

  • Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries
    (31-May-2012)
    Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found

  • U.S. Program Targets Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes
    (30-May-2012)
    Many dementia patients getting these drugs as chemical restraints, officials say

  • Humans Can Sniff Out Old Age in Others, Study Shows
    (30-May-2012)
    And coming from the healthy elderly, the odor isn't unsettling, participants said

  • Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life
    (29-May-2012)
    Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world

  • 'Nordic Walking' a Winner for Heart Failure Patients, Study Says
    (29-May-2012)
    This four-limbed form of exercise appears safe for cardiac rehab

  • Healthy Brain Connections Help Maintain Intellect in Old Age
    (29-May-2012)
    Seniors whose connections had deteriorated processed information more slowly, study finds

  • Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life
    (29-May-2012)
    Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world

  • HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks
    (28-May-2012)
    Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds
    (27-May-2012)
    Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests

  • Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit
    (26-May-2012)
    Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

  • Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles
    (25-May-2012)
    Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

  • Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report
    (24-May-2012)
    But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

  • Strokes More Common in Southern States: CDC
    (24-May-2012)
    Little decline seen in past 5 years, minorities hardest hit

  • Study Offers Ways to Decrease Use of Restraints at Nursing Homes
    (23-May-2012)
    Instilling a 'culture of care' can help, researchers say

  • Study Offers Ways to Decrease Use of Restraints at Nursing Homes
    (23-May-2012)
    Instilling a 'culture of care' can help, researchers say

  • COPD Can Put a Damper on Sex Life
    (21-May-2012)
    Breathlessness also affects mood and well-being, small study says

  • U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study
    (21-May-2012)
    High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

  • Statins May Help Prevent Enlarged Prostate: Study
    (21-May-2012)
    But the effect was small and it's too early to recommend the drugs for this purpose, experts say

  • More Research Points to Long-Term Ills With Bone Drugs
    (21-May-2012)
    Bisphosphonates used for osteoporosis raise risk of rare fractures over time, study says

  • Test Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Says CDC
    (18-May-2012)
    Undetected disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, agency notes

  • Melanoma a Big Threat to Older Men
    (18-May-2012)
    They're less likely than women to take sun precautions and check for growths, survey results show

  • 'Bad' Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time
    (18-May-2012)
    But researchers report that 'good' fat may help preserve thinking and memory

  • Daily Coffee May Help Keep Grim Reaper Away
    (16-May-2012)
    Three cups linked to 10% lower odds of dying from typical causes, federal study finds

  • Trial Set to See if Drug Can Prevent Alzheimer's
    (15-May-2012)
    Many of the study participants are genetically prone to the disease

  • For Dementia Patients, Feeding Tubes May Increase Bed Sores
    (14-May-2012)
    Findings challenge long-standing beliefs, researchers say

  • A Little More Education, a Little Longer Life?
    (14-May-2012)
    Long-term study found an association between the two

  • For Dementia Patients, Feeding Tubes May Increase Bed Sores
    (14-May-2012)
    Findings challenge long-standing beliefs, researchers say

  • Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home
    (11-May-2012)
    Study challenges assumption that most patients die in nursing homes

  • Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home
    (11-May-2012)
    Study challenges assumption that most patients die in nursing homes

  • Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly
    (10-May-2012)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

  • Smell Tests Don't Predict Alzheimer's, Study Finds
    (10-May-2012)
    Misleading reports may create false hope -- or false alarm

  • Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (08-May-2012)
    Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

  • Exercise Can Help Fight Heart Failure
    (07-May-2012)
    Small study found it slowed muscle wasting, boosted fitness

  • Depression in Mid-Life Linked to Higher Odds for Later Dementia
    (07-May-2012)
    Risks were greatest for those whose depression stretched from middle- to old age, study found

  • Having a 'Purpose in Life' May Help Shield You From Dementia
    (07-May-2012)
    Study suggests, but doesn't prove, a link between the two

  • Older Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to Be Treated
    (04-May-2012)
    Researchers say doctors shouldn't be so quick to write off older people

  • Joggers Live Longer, Study Says
    (04-May-2012)
    Slow pace best for longevity, researchers report

  • Researchers Rejuvenate Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Mice
    (03-May-2012)
    Scientists hope to apply findings to human aging in future

  • Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study
    (03-May-2012)
    Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

  • Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains
    (01-May-2012)
    Combination seems to help reduce odds of age-related memory loss, study finds

  • How That Glass of Red Wine Might Help You Live Longer
    (01-May-2012)
    Mouse study suggests synthetic form of compound found in grapes deserves a look

  • Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

  • Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
    (30-Apr-2012)
    But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

  • Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Researchers created tool to measure patient risk following surgery

  • Taking Away Car Keys Can Be Tough for Older Drivers
    (27-Apr-2012)
    For some, the end of driving triggers depression, anxiety, loneliness, expert says

  • Kids' Kidney Transplant Rules May Have Shrunk 'Race Gap'
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Before 'Share 35,' black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive organ than whites, researchers say

  • College Kids Often Use Cell Phones While Driving: Study
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Students seem to have 'misplaced confidence' in their ability to multitask, researcher says

  • Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Respondents to Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey want drug companies, higher-income beneficiaries to pay more

  • Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

  • Early Menopause Tied to Osteoporosis in 29-Year Study
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Nearly doubled risk seen in women who went through 'change' before age 47

  • Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Symptoms may include lack of energy

  • Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Scans comparing users with non-users showed premature loss of gray matter in drug abusers

  • Cocaine Habit Might Speed Brain Aging
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Scans comparing users with non-users showed premature loss of gray matter in drug abusers

  • Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says
    (23-Apr-2012)
    CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

  • Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Study found women's mental functioning 'significantly' improved after 6 months of classes

  • Glaucoma Need Not Steal Sight, Experts Say
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Once lost, vision can't be restored, making early detection and treatment critical

  • 'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Study suggests letting go of missed opportunities is linked to healthy mental aging

  • Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Women's Coach
    (19-Apr-2012)
    The 59-year-old Hall of Famer revealed last year that she has early-onset Alzheimer's

  • Health Tip: Seniors Need Their Nutrients
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Including calcium and vitamin D

  • Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Study from Northern Ireland suggests aging men may be too frail to take care of their wives

  • Everyday Activities Might Lower Alzheimer's Risk
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Study finds association for more active elderly, even without formal exercise

  • Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Study from Northern Ireland suggests aging men may be too frail to take care of their wives

  • Brain Changes May Hamper Decision-Making in Old Age
    (17-Apr-2012)
    But special training may slow the decline, researcher says

  • Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

  • Health Tip: Seniors, Boost Your Balance
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Here are some exercises that can help

  • Chin Implant Surgeries On the Rise in U.S.
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Some people may be motivated by unflattering views during video chats, surgeons' group says

  • Single 'Boomers' Struggling as They Age: Study
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Never-married men, widows appear to be the least well-off

  • Common Plastics Chemical Might Boost Diabetes Risk
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Phthalates, found in soaps, lotions and food packaging, may disrupt insulin production, researchers say

  • White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
    (11-Apr-2012)
    More than half of those in residential care facilities are 85 or older, analysis shows

  • White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
    (11-Apr-2012)
    More than half of those in residential care facilities are 85 or older, analysis shows

  • Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

  • Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors
    (05-Apr-2012)
    But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

  • Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

  • Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

  • Brain Falters Near End of Life, but Games, Puzzles Might Slow Decline
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Researchers suspect several factors may be linked to deterioration, not just Alzheimer's

  • Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Scans show increasing anatomical changes in the brains of people with epilepsy as they age

  • Immersion Beats Classroom for Mastering a Foreign Tongue: Study
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Either way, the brain seems to consolidate new language over time, researchers find

  • Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

  • Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Age of Live Kidney Donor Makes Little Difference in Organ's Health
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Researchers hope finding will increase participation in 'kidney-swap' transplants

  • Obesity Linked to Poorer Mental Skills in Seniors
    (22-Mar-2012)
    The belly worst place to carry extra weight, study says

  • Hospitalization May Hasten Seniors' Memory Decline
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Thinking skills and attention also suffer, study finds

  • Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Vitamin cocktail might even speed up mental decline, researchers say

  • Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin
    (16-Mar-2012)
    DNA-based insights might lead to better skin care products, experts say

  • Eyes a Window Into Brain Health: Study
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Women with damage to blood vessels in the eyes were more likely to experience mental declines

  • U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Easily transmitted germs such as norovirus and C. difficile are prime culprits

  • 75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Less smoking, better meds fuel lower death risk rates across all age groups since 1935

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer
    (13-Mar-2012)
    90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

  • 75-Year Study Finds Dramatic Rise in U.S. Lifespans
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Less smoking, better meds fuel lower death risk rates across all age groups since 1935

  • Seniors' Long-Term Use of Strong Painkillers a Concern
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Many patients given narcotics after short-stay surgery become chronic users, study says

  • Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Those with metabolic syndrome more likely to see rapid renal-function decline, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's, Dementia Care to Cost U.S. $200 Billion This Year
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Alzheimer's Association projects continued increases in payments as baby boomers age

  • Hospitalizations Up for Severe Skin Swelling
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Called angioedema, the condition often affects the deep layers of skin in the eyes and mouth

  • Poor Sleep May Impact Stress Response in Older Adults
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Effect on immune system might increase the risk of health problems, researchers say

  • Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women's Health
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Better prevention, treatment of deficiency needed for nursing home patients, researchers say

  • Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women's Health
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Better prevention, treatment of deficiency needed for nursing home patients, researchers say

  • Dangerous Bacteria Also Spreads Outside Hospitals: CDC
    (06-Mar-2012)
    C. difficile infections and death rates at 'historic highs,' experts say

  • Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

  • Older Adults Do Get a Good Night's Rest, Survey Finds
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Sleep disturbances, daytime fatigue not a given in later years

  • Life Expectancy for U.S. Blacks Shorter Than That of Whites
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Racial disparities were more stark among men than women, study finds

  • Older Adults Do Get a Good Night's Rest, Survey Finds
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Sleep disturbances, daytime fatigue not a given in later years

  • Older Prostate Cancer Patients Might Be Overtreated: Study
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Men with short life expectancies are put at risk for complications, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Eye Problems
    (29-Feb-2012)
    As you get older

  • Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

  • Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling: Study
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Impaired hearing might reduce awareness of overall environment

  • Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

  • Size, Experience Matter on Rugby Field, Study Finds
    (25-Feb-2012)
    Players' height, weight and playing time in finals add up to World Cup victories, researchers say

  • Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor's Visit
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Findings might expand definition of patient's medical team, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Strength training could offer many benefits

  • Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia: Study
    (24-Feb-2012)
    While the drugs are often necessary, new comparison should help doctors balance risks, benefits

  • Researchers Spot Genes Behind Macular Degeneration
    (24-Feb-2012)
    The eye disease is a major cause of blindness

  • All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Would help protect infants, who are especially vulnerable to the disease

  • Face Lifts Erase an Average of 7 Years Off Age, Study Finds
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Panel of medical students looked at before and after photos in guessing ages

  • Face Lifts Erase an Average of 7 Years Off Age, Study Finds
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Panel of medical students looked at before and after photos in guessing ages

  • Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than HIV
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Middle-aged most often affected, and many are unaware they have been infected, CDC says

  • Disabled Elderly Say They Want Dignity, Control
    (18-Feb-2012)
    For most, quality of life rates fair to very good, small study finds

  • Exercise Can Build Young Adults' Bones, Study Finds
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Physical activity in your 20s can help prevent osteoporosis later on, researchers say

  • Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests death rate keeps rising at same pace after age 80

  • Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Study found diabetes, hypertension, other risks comparable in women 42 and under, 50 and up

  • Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests death rate keeps rising at same pace after age 80

  • Post-Stroke Speech Problems Inflate Cost of Treatment
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Language impairment adds $1,700 in first year, study says

  • Can Walking Speed, Hand Grip in Middle Age Predict Dementia Risk?
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Each could be marker for general frailty, which has been linked to brain decline, researchers say

  • Millions of Americans Have Untreated Hearing Loss: Study
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Many people think the condition is inevitable and not a major concern, study finds

  • Handling Divorce May Be Easier Later in Life
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study found those who split at younger ages reported more health problems

  • Screening by Primary-Care Doctors May Spot Dementia
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Findings run counter to current recommendations, which advise against routine mental checks

  • Radiation After Lung Cancer Surgery Doesn't Help All: Study
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Treatment may not extend life for older patients with locally advanced disease

  • Overeating May Double Risk of Memory Loss: Study
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Too many calories could lead to early signs of Alzheimer's, preliminary research suggests

  • Smog May Harm Women's Brains: Study
    (13-Feb-2012)
    The more air pollution they were exposed to, the greater their mental decline

  • More Than 4 Million Americans Have New Knee
    (10-Feb-2012)
    And repeat surgery is likely for many younger recipients, researchers predict

  • Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

  • Health Tip: When You Can't Hear
    (07-Feb-2012)
    How family and friends can help

  • Heart Failure, Osteoporosis Go 'Hand-in-Hand': Researchers
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Cardiac condition raises the risks of falls and may contribute to bone-density loss

  • Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

  • Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

  • Health Tip: How to Protect Seniors From Injury
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Devise a home safety checklist

  • New Criteria Could Change Who Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer's
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Expert says many more patients may be told they only have mild cognitive impairment

  • Winter Can Pose Hazards for Seniors
    (04-Feb-2012)
    For those with mobility problems, snow and ice can leave them stranded at home

  • Hard Drug Use in Middle Age Could Prove Fatal, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Those who continue to 'dabble' into their 50s tend to be at greater risk for bad outcomes in general

  • Questionnaire Could Help Predict Alzheimer's: Study
    (03-Feb-2012)
    21 simple questions may help docs determine which patients need more testing, researchers say

  • Questionnaire Could Help Predict Alzheimer's: Study
    (03-Feb-2012)
    21 simple questions may help docs determine which patients need more testing, researchers say

  • Same Genes Key to Early & Late-Onset Alzheimer's: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Individual risk factors may influence when the brain disorder develops, researchers say

  • Mouse Study Suggests Alzheimer's Spreads Through Brain Like an Infection
    (02-Feb-2012)
    If validated, finding might open doors to new therapies, even a vaccine, experts say

  • Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

  • Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Affect Memory in Healthy People
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Research could lead to better understanding of the origins of Alzheimer's

  • Pets Help Women Cope With HIV/AIDS
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Small study also found being a mother, worker, advocate made a difference, as did faith

  • Men at Higher Risk for Mental Decline That Precedes Alzheimer's
    (25-Jan-2012)
    Odds worst for people without college education, study finds

  • Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study
    (25-Jan-2012)
    No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

  • Hip Fracture Patients Often Have Other Health Problems
    (23-Jan-2012)
    They contribute to lengthier hospital stays, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Strengthen Your Muscles
    (20-Jan-2012)
    And help avoid muscle loss as you age

  • Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

  • Stroke Patients With Delirium Have Worse Prognosis
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Study found longer hospitalizations, greater risk of death

  • Antidepressants Might Raise Fall Risk in Nursing Homes
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Residents with dementia taking so-called SSRIs seem to be at higher risk of injury, study suggests

  • 'The Pill' Can Help Ease Period Pain, Study Finds
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Many doctors already prescribe oral contraceptives 'off-label' for this purpose, experts note

  • Genes May Guide Intelligence Throughout Life
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Some people stay smart as they age in part because of genetic factors, study suggests

  • U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

  • Younger Adults on Multiple Meds at Risk for Falls: Study
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Injury risk was doubled compared to those with fewer prescriptions

  • Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging
    (17-Jan-2012)
    People with osteoarthritis have increased cell deterioration nearest to damaged joint, study finds

  • U.S. Wants to Buttress Alzheimer's Arsenal by 2025
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Left unchecked, the number of Alzheimer's patients could triple by 2050, experts say

  • 'Nose Job' May Make You Look a Bit Younger, Too: Study
    (16-Jan-2012)
    But several plastic surgeons say psychology may be at work as well

  • Americans Living Longer, Report Finds
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

  • Alzheimer's Med Seems Ineffective in Those With Down Syndrome
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Patients taking memantine had more serious adverse events than those given placebo

  • Health Tip: Be Prepared for Skin Changes as You Age
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Wrinkles and other imperfections are likely

  • Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    (09-Jan-2012)
    But experts say finding shouldn't spur change in guidelines for the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Older people with mild cognitive impairment saw improvements while using them, researchers report

  • Why Some People Live to 110
    (08-Jan-2012)
    'Supercentenarians' appear to have built-in protection against disease, study finds

  • Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

  • Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say

  • Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Although 'p53' helps suppress tumors, new study finds negative effects

  • Could Daily Aspirin Harm Seniors' Eyes?
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Study found possible association between drug and age-related macular degeneration

  • Older Folks, College Kids Make Decisions Just as Quickly: Study
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Finding runs counter to notion that thought processes slow down with age

  • Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Study found they preceded actual development of disease by 5 to 10 years

  • Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s

  • Know the Signs of Alzheimer's
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Early diagnosis benefits patients and their families, experts say

  • Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Healthy seniors with higher levels of certain nutrients did better on thinking tests, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Learning to Eat With Dentures
    (26-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions for making the adjustment

  • Health Tip: Prevent Falls During Holiday Decorating
    (23-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions to reduce your risk

  • Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat, Study Finds
    (22-Dec-2011)
    Muscle-fat balance changes with yo-yo dieting, experts say

  • Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's
    (22-Dec-2011)
    In New York City, people with dementia and their caregivers come together in song

  • '27 Club' Debunked: Musicians Aren't Prone to Die at That Age
    (21-Dec-2011)
    But, they do face a higher risk of premature death, researchers report

  • Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Docs to Say How Long They Have
    (21-Dec-2011)
    But very few actually have that conversation, study finds

  • Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimer's, Study Suggests
    (21-Dec-2011)
    But medical value of screening isn't obvious yet

  • Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

  • Extra Help Enhances Holidays for Older Relatives
    (18-Dec-2011)
    Some thoughtful preparation can let everyone participate and celebrate

  • Extra Help Enhances Holidays for Older Relatives
    (18-Dec-2011)
    Some thoughtful preparation can let everyone participate and celebrate

  • 'Body Clock' Might Affect Women's Dementia Risk
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Timing of daily physical activity was also linked to odds for mental decline, study found

  • After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women
    (12-Dec-2011)
    As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

  • Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

  • Health Tip: Should You Still Be Driving?
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Older people need to evaluate their skills, experts say

  • For Older Runners, the Message Is: Keep Those Legs Pumping
    (09-Dec-2011)
    After 60, you still use oxygen efficiently, study finds, but strength declines

  • Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

  • Taxi Drivers Show How Learning Changes Adult Brain
    (08-Dec-2011)
    New study suggests brain is adaptable, learning is lifelong

  • Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

  • Research With Worms May Shed Light on Women's Fertility
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Egg cells aged earlier than body cells in roundworms, study found

  • Most U.S. Presidents Live Longer Than Their Peers
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Stress of the White House doesn't seem to shave years from a man's life, study finds

  • Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

  • Risk for Dementia Rises When Diabetes, Depression Meet: Study
    (05-Dec-2011)
    The good news is that lifestyle changes may lower your risk for all three conditions, experts say

  • Younger Americans Face Greater Health Disparities: Study
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Large gap between most and least healthy has opened up among those born after 1980

  • Scans May Discern Between Two Types of Dementia
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Alzheimer's and frontotemporal lobar degeneration can can be difficult to tell apart, researchers report

  • Non-Fried Fish Might Help Ward Off Alzheimer's: Study
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Older fish eaters have larger brain volume, less risk for the disease, study finds

  • Four Common Meds Send Thousands of Seniors to Hospital: CDC
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Blood thinner, aspirin, insulin and oral diabetes drugs account for two-thirds of nearly 100,000 hospitalizations.

  • At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Portable device that measures BP changes during daily activities also may shed light on brain health

  • Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors
    (21-Nov-2011)
    More-than-monthly sex also linked to happiness with life in general, survey findings suggest

  • Seniors' Memory Doesn't Seem to Improve With Sleep: Study
    (20-Nov-2011)
    Age-related brain changes seen as likely cause for some memory problems in elderly, researchers say

  • More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds
    (17-Nov-2011)
    They're the fastest-growing segment of the older population

  • More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds
    (17-Nov-2011)
    They're the fastest-growing segment of the older population

  • Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say doctors may fear side-effects in the elderly

  • Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack

  • Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

  • Whole-Body Vibration Doesn't Build Bone After All: Study
    (15-Nov-2011)
    No benefit seen in high-risk postmenopausal women

  • Smart Kids More Likely to Try Illicit Drugs as Young Adults
    (15-Nov-2011)
    High IQ at age 5 or 10 linked to raised risk of illegal drug use by age 30, study finds

  • Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age
    (11-Nov-2011)
    The rich have less trouble bathing, dressing, walking, study says

  • Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age
    (11-Nov-2011)
    The rich have less trouble bathing, dressing, walking, study says

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Fall as Population Ages
    (10-Nov-2011)
    The elderly may help curb trend because they will fly and drive less, scientists say

  • 'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths
    (10-Nov-2011)
    The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Fall as Population Ages
    (10-Nov-2011)
    The elderly may help curb trend because they will fly and drive less, scientists say

  • Jaw Shrinks With Age, 40-Year Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Teeth crowding and changes in bite can result, researchers say

  • Space Travel Might Lead to Eye Trouble: Study
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Microgravity could spur blurred vision that could affect astronauts for years after return to Earth

  • Advances in Breast Cancer Care May Not Be Reaching Older Women
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Study finds patients 65 and older are not seeing same decline in death rate as younger patients

  • Knee Arthritis Striking at Younger Ages, But Weight Loss May Help
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Studies suggest playing sports longer, extra pounds might explain trend

  • Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk
    (03-Nov-2011)
    But kidneys from elderly donors don't last as long, study found

  • Older Americans Encouraged to Get Fit
    (02-Nov-2011)
    New 'Go4Life' program targets folks 50 and over

  • Hospital Rooms Crawling With Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Nearly half of patient rooms sampled tested positive for Acinetobacter baumannii

  • No Such Thing as the 'Freshman 15,' Study Finds
    (02-Nov-2011)
    But, after college graduation, the typical young adult gains 1.5 pounds each year

  • Clearing Out 'Old Cells' Might Make for Healthier Old Age
    (02-Nov-2011)
    In mouse study, eliminating derelict cells seemed to postpone diseases of aging, scientists say

  • 'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer
    (01-Nov-2011)
    One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

  • Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Small study in obese men shows benefit from supplement containing resveratrol

  • Dementia May Impede Stroke Recovery
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Lasting disability more common for those with previous mental decline, study finds

  • Could Happy Lives Be Longer Lives?
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Study shows an association, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

  • High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It's Like to Be Old
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Creation will help make products, services more user-friendly for an aging population, scientists say

  • Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Even moderate but sustained stress might have deadly effects, study suggests

  • For Older Men, Lowered Testosterone May Mean Muscle Loss
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Study shows a link, but one expert says that's no reason to try hormonal supplements

  • Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

  • Aging Brain's Decline May Hinge on a Gene
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But exercise can help counteract this deterioration, study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Women with elevated estrogen, testosterone and other hormones likelier to get breast disease, study finds

  • Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Studies suggest links to inflammatory diseases and breast cancer genes

  • Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

  • Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

  • Children of Older Dads Fare as Well in School as Other Kids
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Findings contradict other research that found paternal age could negatively impact children's IQ

  • Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say

  • Blood Infection Costliest U.S. Hospital Condition: Report
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Septicemia treatment totaled $15.4 billion in 2009, agency says

  • Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

  • Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests it might be a predictor, but one expert says more research is needed

  • Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

  • Black Women Tend to Suffer Disabilities Earlier, Study Finds
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Lower income, lack of medical care can affect long-term health, researchers say

  • Laughter Might Be Good Medicine for Alzheimer's Patients
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Humor therapy eased agitation as much as drugs, without the side effects, in Australian study

  • Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer's
    (29-Sep-2011)
    The protein kills nerve cells in the nose, animal study finds

  • Super-Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Ease Mental Decline in Diabetics
    (28-Sep-2011)
    But, standard therapy might help slow cognitive troubles, experts say

  • Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Alzheimer's Risk
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Body seems to use brain's downtime to clear away disease-related material, researchers say

  • End-Stage Alzheimer's Patients Often Hospitalized Unnecessarily
    (28-Sep-2011)
    About 20 percent face potentially avoidable, 'burdensome transitions' at end of life, study finds

  • End-Stage Alzheimer's Patients Often Hospitalized Unnecessarily
    (28-Sep-2011)
    About 20 percent face potentially avoidable, 'burdensome transitions' at end of life, study finds

  • Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

  • Extra Pounds Linked to Weaker Legs in Older Women
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Heavier seniors had less power in their legs relative to their weight than slimmer peers: study

  • Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

  • Could Too Little Vitamin B-12 Shrink the Aging Brain?
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Deficiency may affect thinking skills, but not enough evidence to advise supplements, experts say

  • Hip Fracture May Raise a Woman's Risk of Earlier Death
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Breaking hip at age 70 doubles risk of dying within a year, study finds

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black Women
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Those diagnosed under 45 also at greater risk for more aggressive form of disease, research shows

  • Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in Adulthood
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Young adults born prematurely have an increased risk of death, finds study

  • Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

  • Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

  • Dementia Patients Seem to Benefit From Small Group Homes
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Environment better for feeling at home, doing familiar activities, study shows

  • Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

  • Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

  • Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Possible symptoms of intentional harm or neglect

  • Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites
    (13-Sep-2011)
    New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

  • Health Tip: Stay Social as You Grow Older
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Relationships are important for healthy aging

  • Insulin Spray May Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Better recall, preserved functioning seen after four months' treatment, preliminary study finds

  • For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Regular alcohol consumption was more beneficial than an occasional drink, study says

  • For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

  • Routine Chores Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Study found seniors who expended most energy on daily duties less likely to have mental declines

  • Short-Term Memory Loss May Be Best Predictor of Alzheimer's
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Symptoms of 'mild cognitive impairment' outperformed other screening tests, study found

  • Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

  • Greater Exercise Intensity May Add Years to Life
    (01-Sep-2011)
    How hard you work out seems to trump how long you work out for boosting longevity, study says

  • Old-Age Tremors May Be Caused by Brain Lesions
    (01-Sep-2011)
    But current technology does not pick up microscopic abnormalities, researcher says

  • Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60
    (31-Aug-2011)
    But that's no reason to put on unhealthy extra pounds, experts say

  • Health Tip: Seniors, Prepare for Exercise
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Suggestions for getting started

  • Frailty May Threaten Melanoma Survival More Than Age
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Findings could influence individual skin cancer treatment, researchers say

  • Billie Jean King Says Exercise Your Best Shot Against Arthritis
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Try tennis or any activity you love to keep joints moving, she urges in new campaign

  • Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

  • Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly
    (30-Aug-2011)
    The protein is linked to inflammation, cancer and heart disease

  • Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Those experiencing mental decline may have the most trouble sorting through the options

  • Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Those experiencing mental decline may have the most trouble sorting through the options

  • For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

  • Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

  • Coach Summitt's Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Early-Onset Alzheimer's
    (25-Aug-2011)
    An estimated 500,000 Americans, about 5 percent of those with Alzheimer's, have early-onset dementia

  • Common Heart Dysfunction Can Help Bring on Heart Failure
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Risk of 'diastolic dysfunction' rises with advancing age, study found

  • Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study
    (23-Aug-2011)
    For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

  • Cases of Legionnaire's Disease Tripled in 10 Years
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Most people recover with antibiotic treatment, CDC says

  • Sprained Ankles Straining ER Resources, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Researchers argue for other approaches to treatment, such as emergency doctor visits

  • Being Overweight May Take Years Off Seniors' Lives
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Excess weight -- once thought to cushion elderly from illness -- emerges as a health risk in new study

  • Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study
    (15-Aug-2011)
    Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

  • Alzheimer's Harder to Detect in the Very Old
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Brain scans in those aged 60 to 75 with the disease were more definitive than brain scans of those 80 and older

  • Health Tip: Senior Drivers, Stay Safe
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Suggestions to reduce your risk of an accident

  • Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Odds of cognitive impairment 85 percent higher, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Could Up Risk of Dementia In Elderly Women
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Odds of cognitive impairment 85 percent higher, study finds

  • Frequent Tests Help Track Progression of Glaucoma, Study Finds
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Screening patients twice a year better than annual screenings, researchers say

  • With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function
    (05-Aug-2011)
    In study, exercise's biggest psychological boost came from improved health and ability, not attractiveness

  • Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Male centenarians even more likely to have been slothful, although fewer are obese

  • Another Blood Test for Alzheimer's Shows Promise
    (03-Aug-2011)
    But experts say test has got a long way to go before commercial use

  • Popular Antidepressants Not Always Best Choice for Seniors
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Study found that SSRIs seemed to have more side effects than older antidepressants

  • Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Male centenarians even more likely to have been slothful, although fewer are obese

  • Another Blood Test for Alzheimer's Shows Promise
    (03-Aug-2011)
    But experts say test has got a long way to go before commercial use

  • Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

  • Americans No Longer Outliving Europeans: Study
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Smoking, obesity are major reasons for decline in U.S. life expectancy, researchers say

  • Age-Related Memory Loss May Be Reversible, Animal Study Suggests
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Area of brain that weakens may be fired up again with treatment, researchers say

  • Certain Antidepressants Linked to Falls in Nursing Homes
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Closer monitoring of patients changing or starting a non-SSRI is advised, researchers say

  • Blue-Collar Employees With Arthritis Working Past 65: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Painful joint condition presents challenges for aging workforce, researchers say

  • Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

  • Study: Inherited Alzheimer's Detectable 20 Years Before Symptom Onset
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Early diagnosis critical to preserving patients' mental abilities and memories, researchers say

  • 'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.
    (20-Jul-2011)
    High temperatures and oppressive humidity pose health risks; doctor offers coping tips

  • Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When It's Not Patient's Call
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Study found surrogate decision-making causes delay, boosts costs

  • More Evidence That Exercise May Keep The Brain Sharp
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Even if you start late in life, physical activity can help preserve mental ability, study finds

  • Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Tougher When It's Not Patient's Call
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Study found surrogate decision-making causes delay, boosts costs

  • More Evidence That Exercise May Keep The Brain Sharp
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Even if you start late in life, physical activity can help preserve mental ability, study finds

  • Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent Millions of Cases of Alzheimer's
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Study says that even a 25% drop in factors like obesity, smoking could cut 500,000 U.S. cases

  • Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2011)
    And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

  • Falls Could Signal Early Alzheimer's Disease
    (18-Jul-2011)
    Seniors whose brain scans indicated preclinical disease twice as likely to fall, study finds

  • Tips for Weathering Summer Sun, Heat
    (16-Jul-2011)
    Heat waves kill more people in U.S. than any other natural disaster, EPA warns

  • Cigarette Tax Unlikely to Deter Some Smokers: Report
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Higher prices do not keep wealthier smokers, middle-aged from lighting up, research shows

  • Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome Identified
    (14-Jul-2011)
    More research needed to determine why the genetic variants might lead to symptoms

  • Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

  • Older Women at Greater Risk for Common STD, Study Suggests
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Screening women 40 and up for trichomoniasis is essential to prevent serious complications, experts say

  • Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

  • Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

  • Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

  • Older Adults Have to Exercise More to Maintain Muscle Size, Study Finds
    (11-Jul-2011)
    But resistance training once a week kept up strength, researchers found

  • Older Adults Have to Exercise More to Maintain Muscle Size, Study Finds
    (11-Jul-2011)
    But resistance training once a week kept up strength, researchers found

  • Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

  • California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

  • Religious Identity Remains Constant in Teen Years: Study
    (07-Jul-2011)
    Participation may decline, but belief system stays steady through high school, research suggests

  • A Deadly New Reason to Avoid Deer Ticks
    (06-Jul-2011)
    A little-known illness they're spreading can be fatal, especially to people with a weak immune system

  • Prior Depression Can Leave People Sensitive to Life's Woes
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Minor stress may trigger mental problems in those who faced adversity early in life, study finds

  • Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

  • Military Members Face Raised Risk of Osteoarthritis: Study
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Repetitive joint movements may play a role, researchers suggest

  • When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect
    (01-Jul-2011)
    Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

  • Organ Transplant Drug Might Treat Rapid-Aging Disease in Kids
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Early trial with cells in lab shows promise, but much research remains to be done

  • HIV Drugs May Be Tied to Early Aging
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Older class of antiretroviral meds appears to damage DNA, study finds

  • Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

  • Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

  • Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

  • Results of Bodychecking in Youth Hockey Examined
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Canadian study finds injury rates at age 13-14 don't depend on age when kids began bodychecking

  • Most Medicare Patients With Cancer Get Good Surgical Care: Study
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Nine out of 10 hospitals stuck to best-practices guidelines, researchers say

  • Study Finds Botox Alternative Better at Smoothing 'Crow's Feet'
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Difference seen only when patients contracted facial muscles, researchers noted

  • Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

  • Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2
    (17-Jun-2011)
    The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

  • Mouse Study Uncovers the Roots of Gray Hair
    (16-Jun-2011)
    A particular type of signaling between two types of stem cells may be to blame, study finds

  • More Olive Oil in Diet Could Cut Stroke Risk: Study
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Seniors who preferred the oil had 41% drop in the attacks vs. those who rarely ate it

  • Poll Finds Little Support for GOP Plan to Privatize Medicare
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Respondents to Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey suggest lowering fees paid to drug companies, hospitals and doctors

  • Heart Attack Victims Face Greater Risk of Dying When Ambulances Are Diverted
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Medicare patients turned away from nearest hospital more likely to die, study finds

  • Could a Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's?
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Low-fat, low-glycemic eating plan improved 'biomarkers' of the disease, researchers say

  • Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Disrupt Sleep Decades Later
    (10-Jun-2011)
    Older adults who were insulted, intimidated by parents at risk for sleep problems, study finds

  • Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Discovery may lead to new treatments to prevent wasting due to aging, illness, researchers say

  • Bathroom Injuries a Little-Known Problem
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Making bathrooms safer could prevent many slips and falls, CDC says

  • Migraine Plus PTSD 4 Times More Likely in Men: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Type, timing of trauma may play role in migraine-PTSD connection, researchers say

  • Regular Exercise May Benefit the Brain as Well as the Body
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Long-term aerobic activity helps preserve white matter needed for key brain functions, study finds

  • Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

  • Age Alone May Not Cause Testosterone to Fall
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Study finds declining health makes it more likely

  • Could a Woman's Wrinkles Predict Risk of Fractures?
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Researchers say menopausal skin holds clues to bone density, but experts have their doubts

  • Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline
    (06-Jun-2011)
    But one expert added that everyday forgetfulness isn't necessarily a sign that Alzheimer's is near

  • Health Tip: Is It Time to Stop Driving?
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Signs that it may be time for an older driver to quit

  • Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea
    (31-May-2011)
    Bacterial infection commonly acquired in hospitals

  • U.S. Southeast 'Stroke Belt' Also Shows Higher Rates of Cognitive Decline
    (26-May-2011)
    Shared risk factors for stroke and lowered brain function may be to blame, researchers suggest

  • Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2011)
    Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

  • Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study
    (25-May-2011)
    But so was having no religious affiliation, researchers say

  • Could 'Extreme' Low-Cal Diets Bring Longer, Healthier Life?
    (25-May-2011)
    Long-term study will follow 'calorie restrictors' to see effects

  • Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure
    (24-May-2011)
    Finding should help identify high and low risk among elderly patients, experts say

  • Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure
    (24-May-2011)
    Finding should help identify high and low risk among elderly patients, experts say

  • More Primary Care Docs in a Community Equals Healthier Seniors
    (24-May-2011)
    Study found fewer preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries

  • Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study
    (23-May-2011)
    But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes

  • Driving Skills Do Ebb With Age: Study
    (20-May-2011)
    Waning mental functions linked to errors, but some older drivers do just fine, experts say

  • Health Tip: Is My Memory Loss Normal?
    (18-May-2011)
    When forgetfulness isn't just a sign of getting older

  • Early Adversity May Shorten Child's Life
    (18-May-2011)
    Study of Romanian orphans suggests neglect can alter chromosomes, speed aging

  • Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Damage Brain Decades Before Symptoms Show
    (18-May-2011)
    Scans indicate even young adults who have the gene have some white-matter deterioration

  • Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

  • Older Caregivers at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline
    (13-May-2011)
    Study finds those caring for spouse with dementia often struggle with attention span and memory

  • Eat Less, Live Longer?
    (13-May-2011)
    People who significantly reduce their caloric intake may prolong their lives, study finds

  • Musicians Maintain Memory, Hearing as They Age
    (12-May-2011)
    'Sound' training may help them hear speech in noisy settings, improve recall, research suggests

  • Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble
    (11-May-2011)
    10-year review suggests efforts to combat cardiac problems may be paying off

  • Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study
    (10-May-2011)
    But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Seems No Riskier for Seniors
    (09-May-2011)
    Study found few differences in adverse events, mortality, though hospital stay was longer

  • Researchers Outline Key Risk Factors for Glaucoma
    (09-May-2011)
    Even a small rise in pressure within the eye can raise the odds for the disease

  • Little Evidence That Diet, Lifestyle Cuts Alzheimer's Risk
    (09-May-2011)
    But until better data exists, experts still advise practicing good health habits

  • Can 'Doll Therapy' Help Put Dementia Patients at Ease?
    (06-May-2011)
    Medical center finds that simply holding baby dolls makes some elders happy

  • 1 in 7 U.S. Nursing Homes Cited for Poor Infection Control
    (06-May-2011)
    Estimated 400,000 residents die of infections annually

  • Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp
    (04-May-2011)
    Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

  • Bright Side of Paying More at the Pump? Fewer Car Crashes
    (03-May-2011)
    Mississippi study reports link between higher gas prices and drop in drunken-driving accidents

  • Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies
    (29-Apr-2011)
    New research, though preliminary, could reignite debate on best time to start routine breast cancer screening

  • Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Falls are the most common causes of mishaps

  • Injuries Among Older Workers on the Rise: CDC
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Falls are the most common causes of mishaps

  • Alzheimer's Caregivers Need Care, Too
    (27-Apr-2011)
    Expert suggests ways to keep mind and body healthy for the task

  • Frailty Prevalence May Rise Throughout Adulthood
    (26-Apr-2011)
    It's not limited to those older than 65, study finds

  • Being 'Housebound' Linked to Alzheimer's in Elderly
    (26-Apr-2011)
    But finding may be an effect, rather than a cause, of damaging brain changes, researchers say

  • Frailty Prevalence May Rise Throughout Adulthood
    (26-Apr-2011)
    It's not limited to those older than 65, study finds

  • Being 'Housebound' Linked to Alzheimer's in Elderly
    (26-Apr-2011)
    But finding may be an effect, rather than a cause, of damaging brain changes, researchers say

  • Don't Blame Memory for Trouble Switching Tasks
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Study points instead to slowdown in brain's processing speed that comes with aging

  • Health Tip: Eyeing Macular Degeneration
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Diet changes may reduce your risk

  • Music Training May Help Keep Aging Brain Healthy
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Older people with the most musical experience scored highest on cognitive tests, study shows

  • Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

  • Music Training May Help Keep Aging Brain Healthy
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Older people with the most musical experience scored highest on cognitive tests, study shows

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly
    (21-Apr-2011)
    'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly
    (21-Apr-2011)
    'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's Cases Could Double With New Guidelines: Expert
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Although progression to dementia isn't inevitable, mild cognitive impairment now classified as Alzheimer's

  • Shorter Hospital Stays, More Readmissions After Hip Replacements
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Many patients also discharged to skilled nursing facilities, long-term analysis of Medicare data shows

  • Hospitalization May Cause Temporary Memory Problems for Seniors
    (18-Apr-2011)
    Support needed until they return to normal, researchers say

  • Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem
    (17-Apr-2011)
    Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

  • Inability to Spot Lies, Sarcasm May Warn of Dementia
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Finding could help improve diagnosis, treatment, researchers say

  • Close-Knit Neighborhoods Raise Chances of Stroke Survival
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Protective effect seen only with white seniors, researchers report

  • Progressive Weight Training Can Boost Seniors' Strength
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Rising levels of exercise help preserve, improve lean muscle, research shows

  • Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study
    (11-Apr-2011)
    But the difference in distractability, compared to the young, isn't huge

  • Medicare's Drug Coverage Gap to Shrink Away Under Health Care Reform
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Experts say changes kick in this year, with the 'donut hole' disappearing by 2020

  • 'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

  • MRI Scans May Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk
    (06-Apr-2011)
    For people with mild cognitive impairment, imaging might yield important clues, researchers say

  • U.S. Vets' Heart Failure Death Rates Seem to Be Improving
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Study looked at elderly patients who had been hospitalized between 1999 and 2008

  • Blood Marker Suggests Severity of Alzheimer's Disease
    (05-Apr-2011)
    But study found it did not serve as warning sign of impending illness

  • When Pets Outlive Owners, 'Retirement Homes' Offer Refuge
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Vet schools now offer lifelong care or new homes for animals left behind, for a price

  • Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Experimental technology uses cold, not neurotoxin, researchers say

  • Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable
    (31-Mar-2011)
    People over 65 and diabetics most at risk, CDC warns

  • Diet-Exercise Combo Seems to Work Best for Obese Seniors
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Doing both helps shed pounds, boosts stamina, but workout alone not enough to lose weight: study

  • Little Oversight on Ingredients in 'Senior' Dog Food, Experts Say
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Pet owners should consult vets when choosing 'mature' dog chow, survey suggests

  • Lawsuits Aren't Improving Nursing Home Care: Study
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Litigation rates similar for poor and good facilities, researchers find

  • Lawsuits Aren't Improving Nursing Home Care: Study
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Litigation rates similar for poor and good facilities, researchers find

  • Risks May Rise With Need for Nursing Care After Heart Failure
    (29-Mar-2011)
    Life may not return to normal, researcher advises

  • Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications
    (29-Mar-2011)
    In one group that had diabetes for 50 years, many never developed expected problems, study finds

  • Risks May Rise With Need for Nursing Care After Heart Failure
    (29-Mar-2011)
    Life may not return to normal, researcher advises

  • Alcohol May Play Dual Role in Some Cases of Elder Abuse
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Small study suggests victims may have problems with substance abuse, mental illness, other conditions

  • 'Mini Strokes' Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (24-Mar-2011)
    After transient ischemic attack, patients should be evaluated for heart disease, experts say

  • Progress Seen in Creating Eye Cells From Stem Cells
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Lab success may someday help people with macular degeneration, researchers say

  • Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Blood Pressure Drug Combo
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Medications successful on their own create problems together, study confirms

  • Pressure to Look Young May Be Sending More Men to Plastic Surgeons
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Report finds increase in range of cosmetic procedures among American males

  • Crossing Street While on Cell Phone Risky for Seniors
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Study found this kind of multitasking more dangerous for older adults

  • High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

  • Crossing Street While on Cell Phone Risky for Seniors
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Study found this kind of multitasking more dangerous for older adults

  • Almost 15 Million Americans Now Caring for Loved One With Alzheimer's
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Patient numbers are expected to double by mid-century, report finds

  • Seniors Not Getting Important Preventive Health Services
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Too few getting recommended vaccines and screening for cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis, report warns

  • Whether Chronic Diseases Are Diagnosed May Depend on Where You Live
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Regions with most diagnoses had lower fatality rates, but why is unclear, researchers say

  • Almost 15 Million Americans Now Caring for Loved One With Alzheimer's
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Patient numbers are expected to double by mid-century, report finds

  • Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Study found omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of age-related macular degeneration

  • Mental Decline May Start Years Before Alzheimer's
    (14-Mar-2011)
    People who don't register rapid losses not likely to develop the disease, study suggests

  • Elderly Tend to Drive Slower to Make Up for Reaction Time
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Narrowed field of vision limits ability to detect potential pedestrian hazards, experts say

  • Humans Age at Same Pace as Other Primates, Study Finds
    (10-Mar-2011)
    This type of research may improve understanding of the maximum potential life span, expert says

  • Elderly Tend to Drive Slower to Make Up for Reaction Time
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Narrowed field of vision limits ability to detect potential pedestrian hazards, experts say

  • Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

  • Humans Age at Same Pace as Other Primates, Study Finds
    (10-Mar-2011)
    This type of research may improve understanding of the maximum potential life span, expert says

  • A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Study suggests benefits for light to moderate daily drinking

  • Americans Have Worse Health Than English Peers, Study Finds
    (09-Mar-2011)
    This held true from birth to old age, researchers report

  • Risk of Death May Linger for Trauma Survivors
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Those discharged to skilled nursing facilities face highest risk, study finds

  • Severe Bunions Take Toll on Quality of Life
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Study finds women, older folks most at risk for the painful foot deformity

  • Alzheimer's Risk Looks Higher if Mom Had the Disease
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Brain scans of dementia-free adults revealed more atrophy in those whose mothers had the disorder

  • Confusion Over Drug Dosing Common for Seniors
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Standardized language on labels could simplify things, researchers say

  • Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

  • Endurance Exercise Thwarts Premature Aging in Mice
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Researchers liken aggressive workouts to 'fountain of youth'

  • Autopsies Reveal Alzheimer's Often Misdiagnosed
    (23-Feb-2011)
    About half do not have sufficient numbers of brain lesions to confirm the disease, study finds

  • Speaking Several Languages Might Protect Memory
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Study found those who spoke four or more were less likely to suffer cognitive impairment

  • Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

  • Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

  • Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Healthy lifestyles may prevent or delay the problem, researchers say

  • Knee Replacements Still Work 20 Years Later
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Study showed most recipients remained active and pain-free

  • 3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis
    (17-Feb-2011)
    CDC analysis finds range of 12% among Cuban Americans to 22% among Puerto Ricans

  • Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Researchers say these men may turn out to be candidates for screening, but more study needed

  • America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says

  • New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study
    (16-Feb-2011)
    How quickly heart rate returns to normal after premature contraction may predict disease, death

  • Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Slimming down would spare hundreds of thousands of people chronic pain, surgery

  • Study Suggests Hearing Loss-Dementia Link
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Greater the loss, greater the risk, say researchers, noting finding is preliminary

  • 'Pathway' Leading to Health Declines of Aging Identified
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Mouse study found malfunctioning ends of chromosomes cause host of age-related health problems

  • Shingles Returns More Often Than Thought
    (08-Feb-2011)
    But study still finds recurrence rate low, slightly more than 5%

  • Daily Pill Dispensers an Asset in Homes for Elderly: Study
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Liquid medicines, creams, inhalers resulted in more drug errors

  • Heavy Drinking in Teen Years May Continue Into Adulthood
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Curbing alcohol use early might lower the risk of long-term problems, researchers suggest

  • FDA Approves First Pacemaker Deemed Safe During MRIs
    (08-Feb-2011)
    But use limited to certain patients, certain body parts and certain scanning parameters, agency notes

  • Daily Pill Dispensers an Asset in Homes for Elderly: Study
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Liquid medicines, creams, inhalers resulted in more drug errors

  • Seniors Vulnerable to Hypothermia
    (06-Feb-2011)
    They need to take extra precautions during cold winter months, experts say

  • Early Puberty Onset Linked to Stronger Bones
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Less bone mass and greater risk for osteoporosis in those who matured later, study suggests

  • New Antibiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Dangerous Gut Infection
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Fidaxomicin targets C.difficile but leaves most 'good' bacteria unharmed, researchers explain

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Hot Flashes
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults
    (31-Jan-2011)
    After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

  • Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for both old and young, study finds

  • Health Tip: Skin Disorders Affecting the Elderly
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Some skin changes are typical, others aren't

  • Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

  • Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

  • Loud Road Noise Linked to Stroke in Older Adults
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Danish study finds stroke risk in seniors increased 27 percent for every additional 10 decibels

  • Elderly With Dementia, Delirium Confused by ER Visits: Study
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Often unlikely to understand why they're at hospital or follow discharge instructions

  • Some Older Drivers' Vision Problems Different Than Thought
    (25-Jan-2011)
    May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds

  • Some Older Drivers' Vision Problems Different Than Thought
    (25-Jan-2011)
    May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds

  • Brief Behavioral Counseling May Help Seniors Sleep
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Insomnia improved for most after four sessions, study finds

  • Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns
    (22-Jan-2011)
    Problems ranging from heart attacks to horseplay lead many shovelers to ERs each year

  • Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrition
    (20-Jan-2011)
    And avoid complications of malnourishment

  • Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study
    (19-Jan-2011)
    More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

  • New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Sensors, GPS and more are being used to track aging parents' movements

  • Progress Reported in Predicting Alzheimer's
    (18-Jan-2011)
    Scientists say two methods hold promise for research, but no cure in sight

  • Falls as Serious for Elderly as Stroke, Heart Attack: Experts
    (13-Jan-2011)
    New guidelines say exercise, intervention essential to help those at risk maintain balance, strength

  • Pill-Splitting Potentially Perilous, Study Suggests
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Even slight variations in weight can be dangerous with certain meds, researcher says

  • Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
    (12-Jan-2011)
    U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

  • Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Although not perfect, the shot will protect many older folks, researchers say

  • Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Chance of bone breaks varies by specific medication taken, study finds

  • Age-Related Eye Disease Declining in U.S.
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Latest figures show macular degeneration affects 6.5% of Americans over 40

  • U.S. Nursing Home Closings Hit Poor Neighborhoods Hardest: Study
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Researchers find 5 percent drop overall in available beds over past decade

  • U.S. Nursing Home Closings Hit Poor Neighborhoods Hardest: Study
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Researchers find 5 percent drop overall in available beds over past decade

  • Age Takes Toll on Facial Bones, Study Finds
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Wrinkles, sagging skin not the only signs of aging

  • Mentally Ill in Nursing Homes Often Lack Advance Care Plans
    (06-Jan-2011)
    But they are among the groups that most need them, researchers say

  • Mentally Ill in Nursing Homes Often Lack Advance Care Plans
    (06-Jan-2011)
    But they are among the groups that most need them, researchers say

  • Early Steps Toward an Alzheimer's Blood Test
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Different immune system proteins exist in the blood of people with the disease, study finds

  • Mentally Ill in Nursing Homes Often Lack Advance Care Plans
    (06-Jan-2011)
    But they are among the groups that most need them, researchers say

  • Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

  • Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Experts say speed can indicate a person's state of health

  • Medicare Makes Way for Baby Boomers
    (03-Jan-2011)
    Big, demanding generation expected to strain health-care resources

  • Healthy Habits in Youth Tied to Better Adult Cholesterol Levels
    (03-Jan-2011)
    Poor lifestyle factors such as gaining body fat, smoking linked to high-risk levels, study finds

  • ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year's
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Adults urged to talk to kids about dangers of alcohol use at this time of year

  • Older Folks Seem to Gain 'Emotional Intelligence'
    (28-Dec-2010)
    People in their 60s more compassionate than adults in their 20s or 40s, research shows

  • Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Even small amounts of increased mobility may speed discharge, researchers say

  • Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread
    (14-Dec-2010)
    150 minutes of exercise a week helped keep off pounds, maintain a smaller waist over 20 years, study says

  • Elderly Often Disabled After Mechanical Ventilation
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Only 30 percent live a year and they are severely handicapped, study finds

  • Report Finds Baby Boomers to Gain Most From Health Care Reform
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Benefits will help generation hit hard by unemployment, rising health-care costs

  • Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread
    (14-Dec-2010)
    150 minutes of exercise a week helped keep off pounds, maintain a smaller waist over 20 years, study says

  • Elderly Often Disabled After Mechanical Ventilation
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Only 30 percent live a year and they are severely handicapped, study finds

  • What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain
    (13-Dec-2010)
    High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

  • Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Study finds levels outside a certain range were linked to an increased risk of frailty

  • 40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Most are aged 16 to 25, a new federal study finds

  • Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Study finds levels outside a certain range were linked to an increased risk of frailty

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Many Men Over 75 Still Sexually Active: Study
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Almost a third in Australian report had been active in prior year

  • Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

  • New Piece of Alzheimer's Puzzle Identified
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Changes in lining of blood vessels appear to contribute to disease, researchers say

  • Hearing Loss in Elderly May Be Linked to Folate Deficiency
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Too little folic acid seems to affect auditory system, study finds

  • Can Omega-3 Foods Prevent Eye Disease in Seniors?
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Those who regularly eat shellfish, fish less likely to develop macular degeneration, study suggests

  • Aging With HIV a New Reality for Many Over 50
    (01-Dec-2010)
    The number of older infected people keeps growing, bringing unique challenges

  • Obesity Can Shorten Life, Analysis Finds
    (01-Dec-2010)
    But being too skinny was also linked to decreased longevity, researchers discovered

  • Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Impact on people is unclear at this early stage of research, study author says

  • Regular Walking May Slow Decline of Alzheimer's
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Researchers also find that walking 6 miles a week can help prevent onset of disease

  • Retirement May Do a Mind Good
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Study of French retirees found declines in levels of depression and fatigue

  • Retirement May Do a Mind Good
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Study of French retirees found declines in levels of depression and fatigue

  • Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls
    (23-Nov-2010)
    But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

  • Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls
    (23-Nov-2010)
    But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

  • Study Sees Link Between Low Salt Levels, Fracture Risk in Older Adults
    (20-Nov-2010)
    Researchers suggest screenings as a possible option

  • Fossil Teeth of Neanderthals Reveal Fast Track to Maturity
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Modern humans benefit from slower growth, longer lives, researchers say

  • Mental Illness Hit 1 in 5 U.S. Adults in Past Year
    (18-Nov-2010)
    Emotional troubles often tied to substance abuse, survey finds

  • Antibody Linked to Allergies on the Rise
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Levels have doubled in people over 55 since the '70s, study says

  • Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope
    (12-Nov-2010)
    Those under 40 report more widespread pain and financial difficulties than their elders, study finds

  • Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

  • Positive Attitude, Planning May Help Women Through Menopause
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Women should start preparing for the change when they hit perimenopause, specialist says

  • Activity Level Seems to Decline Throughout College Years
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Students need to make time for exercise to avoid becoming sedentary, gaining weight, expert says

  • Obese Teens Likely to Be Obese Adults, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Excess weight sets kids up for serious health problems, researchers say

  • Many Falls, and Resulting ER Visits, Can Be Prevented
    (07-Nov-2010)
    Youngest and oldest at highest risk, but everyone can benefit from simple household precautions

  • U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

  • Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...
    (04-Nov-2010)
    ... But they live just as long, study suggests

  • Pricey Drugs May Not Mean Better Care
    (03-Nov-2010)
    Study finds wide variations in drug spending, risky prescriptions for Medicare patients

  • Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

  • Almost Half of Elderly Report Pain in Life's Final Months
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Arthritis appears more to blame than other conditions, study reports

  • Aging Pets Need Special Care: Expert
    (31-Oct-2010)
    Exercise, vet visits and lots of love may help extend quality of life

  • Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But odds are still low, researchers say

  • More Older Americans Living With HIV
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Many have multiple conditions, posing new challenges for U.S. health care system

  • Health Tip: How Caregivers Can Help
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Ways they can assist with everyday tasks

  • Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%
    (27-Oct-2010)
    But CDC report shows more people have their high blood pressure under control

  • Heavy Smoking Linked to Alzheimer's in Study
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Risk soars for those puffing more than two packs a day, researchers say

  • H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

  • Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Easy steps to reduce your risk of falling

  • Fewer Bone Screens May Be OK for Some Older Women
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Those with very good bone density at age 67 can wait 10 years to test again, study suggests

  • Can Vitamin B12 Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Finnish study hints at a link, but experts call the trial small and preliminary

  • Mouse Study Sheds Light on Hearing Loss in Aging Humans
    (17-Oct-2010)
    Gene research might lead to drugs to preserve auditory function, study suggests

  • Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Stooped back, loss of height and sudden back pain are all signals, experts warn

  • Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Expert urges loved ones to discuss patient's disease progression during regular doctor visits

  • Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Stooped back, loss of height and sudden back pain are all signals, experts warn

  • Chronic Pain Part of Life for Many Americans, Survey Finds
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Experts call this a serious, unaddressed public health issue

  • U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Experts can't pinpoint one single cause but say lifestyle may help

  • Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds

  • Retinal Disease Treatments for Elders Doubled Over 10 Years
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Procedures for older Americans increased 192% between 1997 and 2007, study finds

  • Almost One-Quarter of U.S. Adults Have Arthritis
    (07-Oct-2010)
    And more than 40% of those folks are limited by it, CDC report shows

  • Computer-Aided MRI Might Help Predict Alzheimer's
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Swiss researchers say technique can work, but one U.S. expert is skeptical

  • Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds
    (30-Sep-2010)
    The bacterial infection can lead to organ failure, death

  • Nursing Home Workers At Risk for Assault: Study
    (28-Sep-2010)
    Musculoskeletal pain among staff may often be related to violence in the workplace

  • Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study
    (27-Sep-2010)
    Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 individuals in 1974 to 1 in 219 by 1989

  • Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study
    (24-Sep-2010)
    But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

  • Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study
    (24-Sep-2010)
    But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

  • Surgery May Be Best for Irregular Heartbeat in Young
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Ablation procedure lets atrial fibrillation patients under 45 avoid long-term meds, expert says

  • Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report
    (21-Sep-2010)
    U.S. government urged to make Alzheimer's a priority

  • Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report
    (21-Sep-2010)
    U.S. government urged to make Alzheimer's a priority

  • Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

  • Adult Memory Lapses May Not Be Due to 'Old Age'
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Abnormalities in brain tissue always present with mild and moderate mental decline, study shows

  • Kids Literally See Differently Than Adults, Research Shows
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Visual and sensory information is not blended in children's brains, study finds

  • Expert Panel Links Popular Bone Drugs to Rare Fracture
    (14-Sep-2010)
    FDA should add warning label to meds such as Boniva, Fosamax, panelists say

  • Stenting Riskier for Older Patients With Blocked Carotid Artery
    (10-Sep-2010)
    But for folks under 70, stents and surgery have similar outcomes, study finds

  • Can Basic Physical Tests Help Predict Death Risk?
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Poorer results on balance, mobility and strength tests linked to higher mortality rate, study contends

  • Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Researcher suggests tests may give warning if child's brain growth is behind schedule

  • Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults
    (09-Sep-2010)
    And many more are unemployed, unmarried than in early 1990s, study says

  • In Elderly, Risks Differ for Indoor Versus Outdoor Falls
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Prevention programs should take seniors' lifestyle, environment into account, researchers say

  • Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

  • Seniors Get Boost From Bad News About the Young
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Study found older people preferred negative stories about younger folks

  • Mental 'Exercise' May Only Hide Signs of Alzheimer's
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Games, reading help mask trouble in brain, study suggests, making later progress of disease seem quicker

  • Health Tip: Signs That People With Dementia Shouldn't Drive
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Who may be at risk for driving badly

  • Dementia Patients, Caregivers May Benefit From Home-Based Program
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Professional evaluation, education over 4 months seems especially helpful for caregivers, study finds

  • Dementia Patients, Caregivers May Benefit From Home-Based Program
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Professional evaluation, education over 4 months seems especially helpful for caregivers, study finds

  • Older Diabetes Patients Still Sexually Active, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2010)
    But many have unaddressed sexual problems that may impair their quality of life, expert says

  • Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol
    (25-Aug-2010)
    These people have elevated levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, researchers say

  • Slowed Reflexes in Aging Could Be Due to Brain Changes
    (24-Aug-2010)
    When 'cross-talk' in brain starts to overlap, reaction time is affected, study finds

  • A Little Drinking Cuts Death Risk for Older Adults
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Teetotalers' lower survival partly explained by other health, social issues, study found

  • Rectal Cancer Rates on the Rise in Younger Adults
    (23-Aug-2010)
    Actual number of cases among those under 40 still small, but trend raises flags, researcher says

  • In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Regardless of actual risk, the anxiety made them more likely to tumble, study shows

  • Early Care Urged for Patients With Trouble Swallowing
    (17-Aug-2010)
    'Dysphagia' significantly impacts hospital resources and patient outcomes, researchers say

  • Home Care After Hip Surgery May Aid Survival, Study Says
    (16-Aug-2010)
    But only a small number of patients received the service after discharge, Canadian researchers find

  • Home Care After Hip Surgery May Aid Survival, Study Says
    (16-Aug-2010)
    But only a small number of patients received the service after discharge, Canadian researchers find

  • Heart Health Can Help Predict Brain Health: Study
    (02-Aug-2010)
    Poorer cardiac output correlates to lower brain volume, study finds

  • As People Live Longer, More Will Develop Cataracts
    (01-Aug-2010)
    If healthy lifestyle doesn't prevent the condition, surgery is 95 percent successful, eye doctors say

  • Higher Education Level May Help Brain Cope With Dementia
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Physical changes occur in all aging brains, but more schooling seems to delay symptoms, study found

  • Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

  • Delirious Hospital Patients a High-Risk Group, Study Finds
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Common complication may increase odds of dementia, institutionalization and death, researchers say

  • Link Between Depression, Cholesterol May Differ by Gender
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Regulating 'good' and 'bad' levels may help prevent mood disorder among elderly, researchers say

  • As Temperature Rises, So Does Seniors' Risk of Hyperthermia
    (25-Jul-2010)
    Experts offer tips for avoiding dangerous heat-related health conditions

  • 'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice for Seniors
    (20-Jul-2010)
    For those who start and stick with physical activity, benefits abound, experts say

  • Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC
    (19-Jul-2010)
    About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

  • Alzheimer's May Increase Seizure Risk
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Rate found to be highest in youngest patients and decreased with age, study found

  • Alzheimer's Caregivers' Outlook May Vary by Race, Ethnicity
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Whites, blacks and Hispanics report different reactions to death of loved one, study finds

  • Alzheimer's Caregivers' Outlook May Vary by Race, Ethnicity
    (14-Jul-2010)
    Whites, blacks and Hispanics report different reactions to death of loved one, study finds

  • Gene Linked to Obesity May Also Raise Dementia Risk
    (13-Jul-2010)
    But finding is early and needs to be replicated in other research, experts say

  • Emotions May Be Blunted in Alzheimer's Patients
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Subdued reactions may be mistaken for depression, researchers suggest

  • Exercise, Vitamin D Seem to Cut Alzheimer's Risk: Researchers
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Both appear to reduce cognitive decline, two long-term studies contend

  • Could Having a Bigger Head Help Slow Alzheimer's?
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Larger brains may have more cells in reserve when the disease strikes, research suggests

  • Glaucoma Cases on the Rise in U.S.
    (11-Jul-2010)
    Older, more diverse population accounts for most of the growth in eye disorder, experts say

  • Confronting Glaucoma, Before It's Too Late
    (11-Jul-2010)

  • Wrist Fractures May Open Door to Disability in Older Women
    (09-Jul-2010)
    More needs to be done to prevent this common injury, researchers advise

  • Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Eastern 'exercises' may aid heart, immune system, balance, bone health and quality of life, researchers say

  • Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

  • 'Miniature Telescope' for Eye Approved for Macular Degeneration
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Implanted device replaces eye's natural lens

  • Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures
    (04-Jul-2010)
    Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

  • Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures
    (04-Jul-2010)
    Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

  • Complications Shorten Stroke Patients' Lives
    (02-Jul-2010)
    Pneumonia, 2nd stroke can shave another 2 years off life span, researchers find

  • Older Folks Watch More TV, Get Less Out of It
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Those over 65 devote three times more of their waking hours to TV than younger people, study finds

  • Scientists Spot Gene Variants That Predict Longevity
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Grouping determined whether person lived to 100 with 77% accuracy

  • Older Folks Watch More TV, Get Less Out of It
    (01-Jul-2010)
    Those over 65 devote three times more of their waking hours to TV than younger people, study finds

  • Experts Optimistic About Solving Puzzle of Alzheimer's
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Promising research could lead to early detection, better treatment

  • Testosterone Gel Could Raise Heart Risks in Frail, Older Men
    (30-Jun-2010)
    But study was small and effect may not be similar in men generally, experts say

  • Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years
    (30-Jun-2010)
    But researchers stress it's not clear if activity directly lowers risk

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Caregiver Stress
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Here are typical warning signs

  • Tests Help Predict Which Parkinson's Patients Are Likely to Fall
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Study suggests they could help prevent serious accidents

  • Gaining Weight Later in Life Ups Diabetes Risk
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Increased waist circumference also increases type 2 chances, study finds

  • Age, Race May Affect Type 2 Diabetes Screening Results
    (21-Jun-2010)
    The recommended A1c blood test cutoff didn't accurately diagnose elderly Asians, study found

  • 'Graying' of Drug Users at U.S. Treatment Centers
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Dramatic jump in aging Boomers seeking help for drug abuse, study finds

  • Low Testosterone in Older Men Less Common Than Thought
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Study does find some association between nine symptoms and 'male menopause'

  • Diet, Meds and Smoking Linked to Eye Disease Risks
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Good nutrition staved off cataracts; some drugs, smoking increased vision problems, studies found

  • Lifestyle Changes Are No Guarantee Against Alzheimer's
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Panel finds inconclusive evidence that diet, exercise, supplements prevent dementia

  • Scientists Spot More Genes Related to Alzheimer's
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Finding might one day lead to new targets, treatments, researcher says

  • New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Detected
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Mutant gene tied to brain cell survival is promising research target, scientists say

  • Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

  • Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

  • Medicare Drug Spending Varies Widely Across U.S.
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Patients in some areas spend nearly double without lowering other medical costs, researchers find

  • Use of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitalization Growing
    (08-Jun-2010)
    The number of such facilities doubled over 10 years in U.S., researchers found

  • Female Caregivers Face a Heavier Toll: Study
    (08-Jun-2010)
    More prone to depression than men when watching over ailing, elderly parents, review finds

  • Wii Games Can Get Seniors Moving
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Activity-oriented video gaming may benefit overweight older folks, researchers say

  • Wii Games Can Get Seniors Moving
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Activity-oriented video gaming may benefit overweight older folks, researchers say

  • Romance May Steer Young Adults Away From Booze, Pot
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Couples less likely than singles to abuse substances after high school, study finds

  • Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May Be Just Fine
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Risk aversion isn't inevitable part of aging, researchers find

  • Certain Popular Antidepressants Linked to Cataracts in Seniors
    (01-Jun-2010)
    More study needed to confirm findings, researcher suggests

  • Eyeglass Change Might Keep Elderly From Falling
    (26-May-2010)
    Wearing single-lens glasses while outside reduced falls among active, 'outdoorsy' elders, study says

  • Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients
    (21-May-2010)
    No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

  • Belly Fat in Middle Age Raises Dementia Risk
    (20-May-2010)
    'Spare tire' had strongest association with senility, study found

  • Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems
    (19-May-2010)
    Unlike women, men found solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found

  • Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems
    (19-May-2010)
    Unlike women, men found solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found

  • Alzheimer's Costs Could Explode by Mid-Century
    (19-May-2010)
    Report anticipates U.S. bill of $20 trillion over next 40 years

  • Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain
    (18-May-2010)
    Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

  • Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants
    (18-May-2010)
    Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

  • Older Patients More Apt to Be Happy With Plastic Surgery
    (18-May-2010)
    Those over 53, and those treated for depression typically most satisfied, survey finds

  • Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain
    (18-May-2010)
    Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

  • Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants
    (18-May-2010)
    Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

  • Suicide Risk May Be Higher in Senior Facilities
    (18-May-2010)
    But recent life losses may underlie the worrisome numbers, researchers say

  • Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain
    (18-May-2010)
    Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

  • Suicide Risk May Be Higher in Senior Facilities
    (18-May-2010)
    But recent life losses may underlie the worrisome numbers, researchers say

  • More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery
    (17-May-2010)
    Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

  • Survey Finds Those Over 50 Are Less Stressed
    (17-May-2010)
    Aging may actually help folks take it easier, be happier, researcher says

  • More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery
    (17-May-2010)
    Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

  • Survey Finds Those Over 50 Are Less Stressed
    (17-May-2010)
    Aging may actually help folks take it easier, be happier, researcher says

  • Most High Schoolers Today Cheat
    (14-May-2010)
    But they may not always realize they're cheating, researchers say

  • Too Many Wouldn't Call 911 If Stroke Hit
    (13-May-2010)
    In Michigan survey, most said they'd try to get to ER on their own

  • Prevention Program Spares Seniors More Falls
    (12-May-2010)
    Cost of such intense intervention still a question mark, experts note

  • With Long-Term Exercise, Being 80 Is Just a Number
    (11-May-2010)
    Seniors find that strength, flexibility can remain, and heart risks fall

  • Kidney Removal May Be Ill-Advised for Some Elderly
    (10-May-2010)
    With localized cancer, more conservative treatment may be warranted, study finds

  • Older, Abused Women Suffer Poor Mental Health
    (10-May-2010)
    Verbal abuse was worse than physical abuse alone, study found

  • Sleepless Nights Plague Assisted Living Residents
    (07-May-2010)
    Poor sleep tied to quality of life, depression, study says

  • Sleepless Nights Plague Assisted Living Residents
    (07-May-2010)
    Poor sleep tied to quality of life, depression, study says

  • Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood, Anxiety Disorders
    (05-May-2010)
    But those mental illnesses are still common, especially among women, survey finds

  • Older Adults Have Lower Rates of Mood, Anxiety Disorders
    (05-May-2010)
    But those mental illnesses are still common, especially among women, survey finds

  • If Your Spouse Gets Alzheimer's, You Might, Too
    (05-May-2010)
    Risk is 6 times higher than for other husbands, wives, study finds

  • For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
    (03-May-2010)
    Before 40 and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say

  • Eye Disease Rates High Among Latino Americans
    (02-May-2010)
    As the population ages, more programs needed to address vision loss, experts say

  • Rates of Premature Adult Death Declining Worldwide
    (30-Apr-2010)
    But even with overall lower mortality, some nations have lost ground, report shows

  • New Finding Could Mark Shift in Alzheimer's Research
    (29-Apr-2010)
    'Floating' clumps of protein, not plaques, may cause the disease, researchers say

  • Canadians Leading Longer, Healthier Lives Than Americans
    (29-Apr-2010)
    U.S. study points to lack of universal health care, economic equality as reasons why

  • Even Moderate Drinking Puts Many Older Adults at Risk
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Regular alcohol use may harm those over 60 with health issues, prescription meds, research shows

  • Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain
    (27-Apr-2010)
    People who scored highest in adherence to diet least likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

  • Martial Arts Training May Save Seniors' Hips
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Learning to roll when they fall helps prevent fractures, study finds

  • Martial Arts Training May Save Seniors' Hips
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Learning to roll when they fall helps prevent fractures, study finds

  • Motorcycle Fatalities Drop Sharply in U.S.
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Report says poor economy, better safety enforcement helped end 11 years of increases

  • Levels of Self-Esteem May Fluctuate Over Time
    (21-Apr-2010)
    As people age, changing roles affect how they feel about themselves, research shows

  • Heavy Alcohol Use Linked to Cancer
    (21-Apr-2010)
    Excessive drinking promotes cellular changes, study finds

  • FDA Tightens Oversight of Home Medical Devices
    (20-Apr-2010)
    As more patients use portable ventilators, dialysis machines, agency says safety an issue

  • Gene Variant Linked to Thinking Skills in Elderly
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Discovery may lead to new treatments for age-related memory loss, research suggests

  • 1 in 4 Chronically Ill Elderly Lives Alone
    (18-Apr-2010)
    Relatives must be encouraged to step in to help with care, researchers say

  • Obesity Epidemic May Cut Life Spans of Young Adults
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Americans becoming overweight much earlier in life than in past generations, study finds

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Alzheimer's
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Cardiovascular disease appears to be a major risk factor for dementia, expert says

  • Obesity Epidemic May Cut Life Spans of Young Adults
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Americans becoming overweight much earlier in life than in past generations, study finds

  • Health Tip: Caregivers, Take Time to Relax
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Don't let your relationship suffer

  • Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Strong social network bodes well for golden years, study finds

  • Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Finding underscores the need to treat Alzheimer's patients with dignity and respect, researchers say

  • Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Finding underscores the need to treat Alzheimer's patients with dignity and respect, researchers say

  • Study Questions Use of Heart Device Implants in the Very Old
    (12-Apr-2010)
    One-fifth of procedures performed in patients aged 80 and older, researchers say

  • Docs Issue Guidelines for Drivers With Dementia
    (12-Apr-2010)
    Memory test, input from family best gauge for who's no longer safe on the road

  • Study Questions Use of Heart Device Implants in the Very Old
    (12-Apr-2010)
    One-fifth of procedures performed in patients aged 80 and older, researchers say

  • Gene Variant May Raise Risk of Common Eye Disease
    (12-Apr-2010)
    'Good' cholesterol levels linked to age-related macular degeneration, studies show

  • Simple Memory Test May Detect Early Alzheimer's
    (08-Apr-2010)
    A brief self-assessment that patients can take in the waiting room may lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatment

  • Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Health experts see this as troubling individually and for society

  • With Age Comes Wisdom: Study
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Seniors better able to see other points of view and seek compromise to smooth social conflicts

  • Start Talking About Life's End Well in Advance
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Though uncomfortable for some, conversations should be ongoing, too

  • Advance Directives Help Assure End-of-Life Wishes Are Honored
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Nearly one-third of those dying needed someone else to make decisions, research finds

  • Obesity, Alcohol Among Factors Linked to Women's Gout Risk
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Aging, hypertension also contribute to raised odds of disease, research shows

  • Many With Arthritis Find Simple Solutions for Relief
    (30-Mar-2010)
    But they would benefit more if they sought advice from doctors, pharmacists, study says

  • More Family Support Can Raise Fears For Some Elderly
    (30-Mar-2010)
    In British study, anxieties over dying rose among older people cared for in minority households

  • Women, Diabetics Fall Fast Into Medicare 'Doughnut Hole'
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Dementia patients are also at high risk for coverage gap, study finds

  • Big Smiles, Longer Lives?
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Folks with widest grins in photos outlived others, suggesting happiness extends life

  • Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks
    (25-Mar-2010)
    They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

  • Gene Holds Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Rejuvenation
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could pave way for advances in cancer and aging research, report suggests

  • New Study Refutes Bone Drugs' Link to Fractures
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Benefits of Boniva, Fosamax and Reclast far outweigh any risk, experts say

  • End-of-Life Care Planning Eases Stress for Relatives
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Advance directive improves odds that wishes will be followed, study shows

  • Healthy Living Adds Years to Life
    (23-Mar-2010)
    But disparities in longevity still tied to geography, race and income, study shows

  • Being Active an Hour a Day Puts Brakes on Weight Gain
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Walking, biking, dancing can all help normal-weight women as they age, study finds

  • Brain Function May Drop Quickly Before Alzheimer's
    (22-Mar-2010)
    More attention should be paid to early memory loss, expert says

  • For Elderly, Giving Up Driving Can Be Tough
    (19-Mar-2010)
    It's a wrenching decision that doesn't necessarily depend on age, experts say

  • Could Lowering Blood Pressure Help Stop Dementia?
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Major U.S. trial will enroll thousands to examine links between hypertension, Alzheimer's

  • Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Study found one in two went without, while 87% of younger patients got it after surgery

  • Driving With Early Alzheimer's May Be Ill-Advised
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Even a drive to the local store can end in getting lost, hurt, study finds

  • Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Older people who suffer a break up to eight times more likely to die, study finds

  • New Knee May Improve Balance
    (11-Mar-2010)
    Replacement joint seems to help prevent falls among elderly, study finds

  • Long-Term Use of Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Fractures
    (11-Mar-2010)
    Drug 'holiday' may be the answer, but more study needed, researchers say

  • As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Association held true for people well into their 80s, study found

  • Identifying Older Drivers at Risk of Crashes
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Occupational therapists may be of help, researchers say

  • Air Travel Could Raise Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Older people with heart disease most susceptible to potential problems, small study suggests

  • Shoulder Dislocations a Sports Hazard
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Young men most at risk, but elderly women are too, study finds

  • Hearts of Hospice Patients Being Needlessly Shocked
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Researchers say defibrillators can be turned off on admission

  • High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men
    (03-Mar-2010)
    More study needed to see if IGF-1 readings can predict risk

  • Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Risk highest among those who had mechanical ventilation, study finds

  • A Purposeful Life May Stave Off Alzheimer's
    (02-Mar-2010)
    Feeling good about yourself can lower your risk more than twofold, study suggests

  • New Bone Drug May Prevent Fractures But Raise Clot Risk
    (24-Feb-2010)
    It's too soon to say if it outperforms existing drugs, expert says

  • Hospital Stays May Spur Brain Decline in Seniors
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Those admitted more likely to develop dementia than non-hospitalized, study finds

  • When Seniors Tutor Kids, They Sharpen Their Own Minds As Well
    (19-Feb-2010)
    New research suggests it might delay signs of aging in the brain

  • Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors
    (18-Feb-2010)
    More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

  • Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors
    (18-Feb-2010)
    More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

  • Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

  • Elevators Can Bring Injury to Seniors
    (15-Feb-2010)
    Researcher urges installation of bigger buttons to stop closing doors

  • Diabetes Drugs Avandia, Actos Tied to Fractures in Women
    (15-Feb-2010)
    Those over 65 at greatest risk from thiazolidinedione use, study indicates

  • Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

  • Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Disparities seen for flu and pneumonia inoculations, researchers say

  • Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Age, gender, genetics affect odds of remaining recurrence-free, research shows

  • Too Many With End-Stage Dementia Get Feeding Tubes
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Study found larger, for-profit hospitals more likely to insert them

  • Too Many With End-Stage Dementia Get Feeding Tubes
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Study found larger, for-profit hospitals more likely to insert them

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

  • Handgrip Strength Helps Predict Death Risk in Elderly
    (08-Feb-2010)
    As grip declines, so does survival, study finds

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Some people are programmed to age at a faster rate, study says

  • High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Link seen in those with trouble organizing thoughts, but not memory loss

  • Older Stroke Patients Are Getting Better Treatment
    (08-Feb-2010)
    More get recommended therapies, study finds

  • Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Shots could save thousands of U.S. lives each year, report authors say

  • Obama Proposes $911 Billion for Health and Human Services
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Highlights include efforts to improve food safety, expand child care and boost research

  • Health Tip: Testing a Walker Before You Buy
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Make sure it works for you

  • Over 70 and Overweight May Add Years to Life
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Normal weight not always a benefit, study of seniors suggests

  • Over 70 and Overweight May Add Years to Life
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Normal weight not always a benefit, study of seniors suggests

  • Too Much Alcohol Impairs Seniors' Thinking
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Effects are more evident in women, researchers say

  • Aging of Blood Stem Cells May Be Reversible
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Older mice 'rejuvenated' when treated with blood factors from younger mice, researchers found

  • Raising Co-Pays for Doctor Visits Raises Seniors' Hospital Use
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Study suggests higher cost-sharing for outpatient visits may increase overall spending

  • Too Much Alcohol Impairs Seniors' Thinking
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Effects are more evident in women, researchers say

  • Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
    (26-Jan-2010)
    With AIDS growing among seniors, decline in brain function a serious concern, researchers say

  • More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

  • Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Experts find physical and mental benefits as people grow old

  • Dual Treatment Cuts Dangerous Hospital Infection
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Combining antibiotics, new monoclonal antibodies prevented C. difficile in study

  • Frequent Mental Lapses May Precede Alzheimer's
    (18-Jan-2010)
    But experts stress that 'senior moments' don't guarantee that dementia is on the way

  • Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk
    (12-Jan-2010)
    Carrying two 'good' copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study found

  • Exercise May Stave Off Mental Decline
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Regular workouts protected cognitive function of older adults in two studies

  • TV Watching May Shorten Your Life
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

  • Antipsychotics Still Widely Used in U.S. Nursing Homes
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Off-label use to control behavior seems to be part of the 'culture' at some centers, one study finds

  • Antipsychotics Still Widely Used in U.S. Nursing Homes
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Off-label use to control behavior seems to be part of the 'culture' at some centers, one study finds

  • Baby Boomers Still Doing Drugs as Seniors
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Need for substance abuse treatment could double by 2020, report shows

  • Nutrient 'Cocktail' Appears to Improve Dementia Symptoms
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Combination of uridine, choline and DHA boosted memory of Alzheimer's patients in study

  • Assisted Living More Accessible to Well-Off
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Facilities concentrated in areas with greater wealth, study finds

  • Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
    (07-Jan-2010)
    In mouse study, exposure to electromagnetic field prevented and even reversed brain impairment

  • Diabetes Meds May Be Falling Through 'Doughnut Hole'
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Medicare payment gap prompts some to forego medication, study finds

  • Assisted Living More Accessible to Well-Off
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Facilities concentrated in areas with greater wealth, study finds

  • Alzheimer's 'Cocktail' Shows Promise
    (06-Jan-2010)
    In lab tests, enzyme combo outperformed individual ingredients, researchers say

  • New Brain Scan May Help Spot Alzheimer's
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Diffusion tensor imaging sees how healthy brain is in cases of memory loss, study shows

  • As Problems Accumulate, Frailty May Set In
    (31-Dec-2009)
    But action from middle age on can delay the condition, experts say

  • As U.S. Ages, Health Care May Need to Change
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Elder boom could strain resources with not just more but sicker residents

  • Volunteering May Keep Elderly Stronger
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Finding debunks myth that condition is unavoidable, expert says

  • As Problems Accumulate, Frailty May Set In
    (31-Dec-2009)
    But action from middle age on can delay the condition, experts say

  • As U.S. Ages, Health Care May Need to Change
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Elder boom could strain resources with not just more but sicker residents

  • Caution Can Help Keep Elderly Safe During Winter
    (29-Dec-2009)
    Hazards exist both indoors and outdoors, experts say

  • Caution Can Help Keep Elderly Safe During Winter
    (29-Dec-2009)
    Hazards exist both indoors and outdoors, experts say

  • Ginkgo Won't Slow Decline of Aging Brain
    (29-Dec-2009)
    Popular herb doesn't keep cognitive powers intact, researchers say

  • Elderly Report Rising Rates of Disability After 20-Year Decline
    (28-Dec-2009)
    More older Americans struggling with chronic conditions, study finds

  • Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script
    (24-Dec-2009)
    H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

  • Post-Surgical Risks Highest in Older Adults
    (23-Dec-2009)
    After common abdominal operations, likelihood of death rises with age, study finds

  • Kids Can Pass Pneumonia Bug to Older Relatives During Holidays
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Getting pneumococcal vaccine is best protection, experts say

  • Post-Surgical Risks Highest in Older Adults
    (23-Dec-2009)
    After common abdominal operations, likelihood of death rises with age, study finds

  • Pollution May Boost Pneumonia Risk for Seniors
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Long-term exposure to dirty air doubled likelihood of respiratory infection, study found

  • Sun, Smoke, Extra Weight Add Years to Skin
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Twins study shows impact of lifestyle on top of genetics

  • With Cardiac Rehab, More Is Better: Study
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Too few heart patients make use of all 36 Medicare-funded sessions, researchers say

  • Medication Adherence Varies Between Races
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Elderly whites more likely to take their meds than blacks, study finds

  • Mouth Area Wrinkles More in Women Than Men
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Dermatologists discover gender differences that explain the aging inequity

  • Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says

  • Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Deaths also at all-time low, government report shows

  • Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says

  • Acute Kidney Failure Often Ends With Dialysis
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Improved care may lower risk of death, researcher says

  • Looking Younger Than Your Age May Mean Longer Life
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Study links perceived age to physical, mental functioning

  • Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health
    (13-Dec-2009)
    Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

  • Women Aren't Waiting to Seek Infertility Help
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Majority of survey respondents were under 35 when they sought treatment

  • Sperm Gene May Cause Men's Longevity Disadvantage
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Mouse study suggests the gene could be linked to life span in males

  • In Women, Aspirin Might Ward Off Eye Trouble
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Still, taking it for macular degeneration is not advised, expert says

  • Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
    (30-Nov-2009)
    In study, athletes had 'younger' immune cells than sedentary, healthy adults

  • Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Like a pothole that worsens over time, so do knees' internal injuries, study finds

  • Seniors May Need Help Overcoming Holiday Blues
    (28-Nov-2009)
    Experts offer tips to help lift spirits, recognize signs of depression

  • ER Visits for Elderly Rise During Thanksgiving
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Experts say family members can panic, underestimate effects of normal aging

  • Some Prescription Meds May Raise Seniors' Risks of Falling
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Caution needed when taking sedatives, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, review finds

  • Some Prescription Meds May Raise Seniors' Risks of Falling
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Caution needed when taking sedatives, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, review finds

  • Chronic Pain Trips Up Seniors
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Discomfort contributes to the falls that plague older adults, study finds

  • Quick Saliva Test May One Day Diagnose Diseases
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Age-related protein changes offer clues to treatment advances, study finds

  • Quick Saliva Test May One Day Diagnose Diseases
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Age-related protein changes offer clues to treatment advances, study finds

  • Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

  • Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

  • Lifelong Exercise Keeps Seniors Young at Heart
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Separate study finds stem cell therapy improves exercise capacity in patients with enlarged hearts

  • Health Tip: Make Your Home Fall-Proof
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Keep clutter out of the way

  • Elderly Treated Less Aggressively for Heart Attack
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Hospitals less likely to follow guidelines for patients 80 and older, study finds

  • Elderly Treated Less Aggressively for Heart Attack
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Hospitals less likely to follow guidelines for patients 80 and older, study finds

  • High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones
    (14-Nov-2009)
    Sampling of senior athletes finds better density with some sports

  • Hip Fracture Odds Rise With Women's Age
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Menopause also plays a role, but a lesser one than age, study finds

  • Baby Boomers May Prove More Disabled Than Their Elders
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Wave of disabilities could overburden health-care system, researchers fear

  • Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

  • For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Muscle Weakness Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Seniors
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Reason for association unknown, but stroke is one possibility, researchers say

  • Cataract Surgery Doesn't Worsen Macular Degeneration: Study
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Link likely due to fact that both eye conditions are age-related, researchers say

  • Retirement Brings Most a Big Health Boost
    (09-Nov-2009)
    It's like turning back the clock 8 years, research shows

  • Deadly Intestinal Infection Spreading Outside Hospitals
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Study finds growing number of C. difficile cases among elderly

  • Without Job Stress, Retirees Sleep Better
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Those who left demanding jobs report the most improvement, study finds

  • Deadly Intestinal Infection Spreading Outside Hospitals
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Study finds growing number of C. difficile cases among elderly

  • Without Job Stress, Retirees Sleep Better
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Those who left demanding jobs report the most improvement, study finds

  • Sugar Shortens Life Span in Worms
    (03-Nov-2009)
    But it's unclear whether the same holds true for humans, researchers say

  • Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

  • Patients More Likely to Die While in ICU in U.S. Than in England
    (30-Oct-2009)
    More study needed to discern if difference is due to intensive care overuse or underuse

  • Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

  • After Age 55, Workplace Stress Seems to Decline
    (29-Oct-2009)
    Changing priorities may play a role, but expert urges employers to take heed

  • Health Tip: Dietary Needs of Aging Women
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Find out what your body needs

  • Fitness Fades Fast After 45
    (26-Oct-2009)
    But healthy habits can stave off the inevitable declines, research finds

  • Babies Spot Human Speech at 5 Months
    (23-Oct-2009)
    They easily distinguish language from animal sounds, researchers say

  • Drug Use in Teens May Damage Memory Years Later
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Young rats given amphetamines suffered short-term losses as adults, study finds

  • With Microdermabrasion, Rough Seems to Work Better
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Acne scars and wrinkles benefit from more aggressive treatment, study finds

  • Study Forecasts More Young Doctors in Future
    (20-Oct-2009)
    But estimates on workforce date conflict, experts say

  • Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest
    (20-Oct-2009)
    90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

  • Web Surf to Save Your Aging Brain
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Interactivity can help keep older people alert, study suggests

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Researchers concerned that disease may be developing earlier

  • For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Part-time or temporary work can stave off disease and decline, study finds

  • For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Part-time or temporary work can stave off disease and decline, study finds

  • For a Healthier Retirement, Work a Little
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Part-time or temporary work can stave off disease and decline, study finds

  • Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Study finds measurable health benefits for those with easy access to nature

  • Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

  • Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

  • Dialysis' Drawbacks Outweigh Benefits for Some Older Patients
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Quality of life declined in nursing home residents who received artificial kidney treatment: study

  • Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson's
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Treatment tested in monkeys addresses only motor issues, though, experts say

  • Eye Problems Increasing in Preemies
    (13-Oct-2009)
    As more pre-term infants survive, doctors see more babies with retinopathy of prematurity

  • Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But experts say it's as safe as the shot for run-of-the-mill seasonal flu

  • Drop in Certain Visual Skills May Precede Alzheimer's
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Decline in spatial understanding can occur 3 years before diagnosis, study finds

  • A Gene Tweak Could Keep Heart Young
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Suppressing it improved cardiac function in aging mice, scientists report

  • Drop in Certain Visual Skills May Precede Alzheimer's
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Decline in spatial understanding can occur 3 years before diagnosis, study finds

  • Drop in Certain Visual Skills May Precede Alzheimer's
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Decline in spatial understanding can occur 3 years before diagnosis, study finds

  • Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Patients with the virus should be monitored for high blood pressure, expert says

  • Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Patients with the virus should be monitored for high blood pressure, expert says

  • Shingles Raises Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Patients with the virus should be monitored for high blood pressure, expert says

  • 2nd Knee Surgery Common Among Young Patients
    (07-Oct-2009)
    More active life raises risk for repeated rupture, researchers suspect

  • Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life
    (06-Oct-2009)
    People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

  • Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life
    (06-Oct-2009)
    People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

  • Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life
    (06-Oct-2009)
    People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

  • Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Married white guys are especially at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, research finds

  • Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

  • Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Married white guys are especially at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, research finds

  • Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

  • Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

  • Uncertainty Surrounds Testing for Alzheimer's
    (02-Oct-2009)
    Early diagnosis is helpful, but no sure-fire test exists, experts say

  • Daily Dose of Vitamin D Helps Prevent Falls in Seniors
    (02-Oct-2009)
    Supplements of 700 to 1,000 IU linked to reduced risk, study finds

  • Anti-Aging Drug Closer to Reality
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Scientists extend lifespan of female mice and thwart diseases of old age in both sexes

  • Anti-Aging Drug Closer to Reality
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Scientists extend lifespan of female mice and thwart diseases of old age in both sexes

  • Heart Patients Benefit From At-Home Care, Study Finds
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Improvements seen in depression, quality of life

  • New Treatments Hold Hope for Failing Eyes
    (27-Sep-2009)
    As the U.S. ages, macular degeneration rates are expected to swell

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Nursing Home
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Here are some guidelines

  • Cost Savings Adds to Value of Preventing Chronic Disease
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Avoiding diabetes, high blood pressure can add years to life, researchers say

  • Older Brains May Not Be So Small After All
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Decrease in gray matter isn't a given, researchers find

  • Mishandling Money May Foreshadow Alzheimer's
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Trouble writing checks, paying bills preceded dementia, study found

  • Older Brains May Not Be So Small After All
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Decrease in gray matter isn't a given, researchers find

  • Mishandling Money May Foreshadow Alzheimer's
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Trouble writing checks, paying bills preceded dementia, study found

  • Mishandling Money May Foreshadow Alzheimer's
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Trouble writing checks, paying bills preceded dementia, study found

  • Alzheimer's Soars, Global Focus Needed: Study
    (21-Sep-2009)
    By 2050, 115 million people may suffer from dementia

  • Hormone Therapy May Make Lung Cancer More Likely
    (20-Sep-2009)
    Expert says finding supports doubts about value of treatment

  • Trouble With Daily Activities Could Point to Alzheimer's Risk
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Unusual pattern seems to predict quicker dementia onset, study finds

  • More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
    (17-Sep-2009)
    In older eaters, fiber content of cereals has biggest effect, study finds

  • Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Regular workouts extend life and reduce risk of physical disability, researchers find

  • Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Regular workouts extend life and reduce risk of physical disability, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Common Immune System Problems as You Age
    (09-Sep-2009)
    How aging affects immunity

  • MRSA May Succumb to Honey
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Anti-microbial benefits of New Zealand variety extend to staph infections, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Dementia Is Treatable
    (04-Sep-2009)
    Some forms may respond to therapy

  • Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall
    (02-Sep-2009)
    What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

  • Health Tip: Keep Seniors Safe at Home
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Suggestions for people with dementia

  • Women's Exercise Priorities Vary With Life Stages
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Self-care often loses out to family obligations, analysis finds

  • End-of-Life Advice Not Always Welcome
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Many relatives want doctors to keep their opinions to themselves, study finds

  • Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits a New High
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Deaths also at an all-time low, new government report shows

  • Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits a New High
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Deaths also at an all-time low, new government report shows

  • Video Gamers Older Than You Think
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Also more out-of-shape and maybe depressed, new U.S. survey of Internet players finds

  • Video Gamers Older Than You Think
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Also more out-of-shape and maybe depressed, new U.S. survey of Internet players finds

  • Survey Finds Binge Drinking Among Older People, Too
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Often unrecognized problem can escalate risks, experts say

  • Sex Hormone Levels Linked to Fractures in Men
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Testing for estradiol, testosterone and SHBG could predict those at risk, expert says

  • Rich, Poor See Similar Declines in Old Age
    (14-Aug-2009)
    After 70, socioeconomics have little impact on cognition, study finds

  • Rich, Poor See Similar Declines in Old Age
    (14-Aug-2009)
    After 70, socioeconomics have little impact on cognition, study finds

  • Good News for Elderly: Happiness Keeps Growing
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Older adults learn to limit negative influences, studies show

  • U.S. Women Delaying Motherhood, Report Shows
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Average age of first birth now 25, a 3.6-year increase in age since 1970

  • Suicide Risk With Antidepressants Falls With Age
    (12-Aug-2009)
    Study reiterates that young are most vulnerable

  • Mental Activity Seems to Keep the Brain Vital
    (09-Aug-2009)
    Rapid memory loss may be delayed by stimulating activities, study finds

  • Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Quality of care higher than in for-profit residences, review finds

  • Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Quality of care higher than in for-profit residences, review finds

  • With a Broken Hip Comes Higher Risk for Dying
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Expert warns that consequences of osteoporosis go far beyond weak bones

  • Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia
    (04-Aug-2009)
    High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk

  • Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says

  • Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says

  • Plastic Surgeons Stay Busy in Recession
    (01-Aug-2009)
    Tight job market fuels interest in cheaper, less-invasive procedures, survey shows

  • Gene Found for Age-Related Cataract
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Could help advance understanding of this vision-robbing disease

  • Muscle Density Linked to Disability
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Building strength, expert says, might help keep elderly out of hospitals

  • Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems
    (29-Jul-2009)
    Discovery could help in Alzheimer's prevention efforts, researcher says

  • Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

  • Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Study finds just 7 percent of older survivors meet diet, exercise guidelines

  • Marriage Ends, Health Declines
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Study links divorce and widowhood to poorer health

  • Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk
    (23-Jul-2009)
    But the finding shouldn't affect use of the popular blood pressure drugs, experts say

  • Medicare Drug Plan Still Needs Work
    (22-Jul-2009)
    More are covered, but gaps in coverage and other problems persist, analysis shows

  • Elder Boom Will Be Felt Worldwide
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Population older than 65 could reach 1.3 billion by 2040

  • Elder Boom Will Be Felt Worldwide
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Population older than 65 could reach 1.3 billion by 2040

  • New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Potential of immune system treatment is 'exciting,' expert says

  • Elder Boom Will Be Felt Worldwide
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Population older than 65 could reach 1.3 billion by 2040

  • Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Second study found that individuals who were informed about their risk weren't devastated

  • Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact
    (14-Jul-2009)
    People who exercise prior to attack do better, study finds

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age
    (14-Jul-2009)
    New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

  • Doctors' Attitudes Play Part in Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Positive attitude critical to spotting disease, study finds

  • Dementia Increasing Among the 'Oldest Old'
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Those over 90 have highest rate, new study finds

  • Doctors' Attitudes Play Part in Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Positive attitude critical to spotting disease, study finds

  • Dementia Increasing Among the 'Oldest Old'
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Those over 90 have highest rate, new study finds

  • Severe COPD Linked to Mental Decline
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Doctors need to recognize challenges these patients face, researchers say

  • Lighter Meals May Bring Longer Life
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Monkey study is best evidence yet that fewer daily calories boost lifespan

  • Study Asserts Need for New Treatments for Delirium
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Research and therapies are lacking for common condition, expert says

  • 'Easter Island' Drug Adds Years to Mice
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Prospects for extending human life remain unclear, researchers say

  • 'Easter Island' Drug Adds Years to Mice
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Prospects for extending human life remain unclear, researchers say

  • Exercise Tips to Keep Boomers on Their Feet
    (05-Jul-2009)
    Taking simple precautions can help prevent pain and injury, doctors say

  • On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English
    (03-Jul-2009)
    Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

  • Growth Hormone May Build Muscle in Older Men
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Finding shows promise for treating age-related loss of strength, researchers say

  • With Medicare Plan, Drug Spending May Be Up
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Researchers suspect overuse as a cause, but note that other costs are down

  • CPR Survival Rates for Older People Unchanged
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Lack of improvement in death rates, experts say, may be because recipients are sicker

  • Statins Might Stave Off Alzheimer's
    (30-Jun-2009)
    In animal study, drug blocks cell death characteristic of the disease

  • 47,000 Elderly Hurt in Walker, Cane Mishaps Each Year
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Older women most often the victims of these falls, CDC says

  • Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young
    (24-Jun-2009)
    The brain may slow with aging, but good habits can help you cope, experts say

  • Eat Well, Live Longer
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Age-old advice to eat healthy pays off in longevity, study finds

  • A Few Extra Pounds Might Bring Extra Years
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Study finds overweight, but not obesity, tied to longer lifespan

  • Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile
    (22-Jun-2009)
    Seniors who don't socialize regularly risk losing motor function, researchers say

  • Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile
    (22-Jun-2009)
    Seniors who don't socialize regularly risk losing motor function, researchers say

  • Make Nursing Homes More Like Home: Medicare
    (19-Jun-2009)
    New guidance asks for less institutional, more personal care

  • Make Nursing Homes More Like Home: Medicare
    (19-Jun-2009)
    New guidance asks for less institutional, more personal care

  • Have a Purpose in Life? You Might Live Longer
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Longevity joins physical, psychological health as potential benefits

  • Health Tip: Aging Hair and Nails
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Getting older can change more than your skin

  • Health Tip: Choosing an Assisted Living Option
    (16-Jun-2009)
    When seniors need some help

  • Health Tip: Choosing an Assisted Living Option
    (16-Jun-2009)
    When seniors need some help

  • Drug May Stem Slide Into Alzheimer's for Some
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Aricept did not help others with mild memory loss, study finds

  • Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Other screening methods for colon cancer may be safer for some older patients, researchers say

  • Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus
    (12-Jun-2009)
    Study finds mild cases can equate to a longer life span

  • Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly
    (11-Jun-2009)
    Studies find it raises death risk and many older people don't get enough rest

  • Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

  • Data Overload May Complicate Insurance Choices
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Trouble picking plans could be most troublesome for seniors, study finds

  • Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

  • Interactive Video Games Offer Exercise Benefits
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Payoff was especially evident with seniors, researchers say

  • Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says

  • Opening Arteries With Drug-Coated Stents OK Over 70
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Age not a factor in treatment outcome, new study shows

  • Health Tip: Fire Safety for Seniors
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Factors that raise their risk of injury and death

  • Opening Arteries With Drug-Coated Stents OK Over 70
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Age not a factor in treatment outcome, new study shows

  • Neighborhood Safety Is Linked to Disability
    (29-May-2009)
    Even questioning security poses risks for older, poorer people, study finds

  • Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise
    (29-May-2009)
    Vigorous activity is less likely than walking or running as kids age, researchers say

  • Video May Help People Make End-of-Life Choices
    (29-May-2009)
    Seeing what life might one day be like can be powerful, study says

  • Video May Help People Make End-of-Life Choices
    (29-May-2009)
    Seeing what life might one day be like can be powerful, study says

  • Plaques, Tangles in Brain Don't Always Lead to Alzheimer's
    (27-May-2009)
    Study raises questions about possible link

  • Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls
    (26-May-2009)
    After 40, dizziness makes them 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury, study finds

  • Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls
    (26-May-2009)
    After 40, dizziness makes them 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury, study finds

  • Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
    (22-May-2009)
    Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements

  • Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
    (19-May-2009)
    Researcher notes it may be less a cause of cognitive decline than a sign of it

  • Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age
    (18-May-2009)
    With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

  • Multivitamins Might Prolong Life
    (18-May-2009)
    By preserving protective ends of DNA, aging might be slowed, study suggests

  • Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease
    (15-May-2009)
    Study finds foods high in vitamins, minerals cut chances of macular degeneration

  • 15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
    (13-May-2009)
    In older volunteeers, the screening tool predicted start of dementia

  • Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
    (12-May-2009)
    Research indicates that dementia and age-related macular degeneration may have a common cause

  • Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History
    (11-May-2009)
    Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

  • Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer
    (08-May-2009)
    Altruistic activities could cut the death risk in half, study finds

  • Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
    (07-May-2009)
    But those who unintentionally doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes

  • New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain
    (07-May-2009)
    NSAID use for persistent aches needs to be curbed, Geriatrics Society says

  • Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline
    (06-May-2009)
    Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

  • U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out
    (05-May-2009)
    Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

  • Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients
    (01-May-2009)
    Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

  • Health Tip: Benefitting From Adult Day Care
    (01-May-2009)
    How it can help seniors

  • Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly
    (01-May-2009)
    The cause of the potential connection is unclear, researchers say

  • Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients
    (01-May-2009)
    Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

  • Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer
    (01-May-2009)
    Study finds half a glass each day boosts men's life expectancy by five years

  • Drink Away Dementia?
    (01-May-2009)
    Study shows one to two drinks daily may lower risk of cognitive decline in older adults

  • Health Tip: Benefitting From Adult Day Care
    (01-May-2009)
    How it can help seniors

  • Young Women's Breast Tissue Offers Clues to Cancer Risk
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Tissue density tied to chances of disease in middle-age and beyond, study suggests

  • Health Tip: When Seniors Have Trouble Sleeping
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Here's a list of common causes

  • Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

  • As Literacy Improves, So Might Happiness
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Study finds link between feelings and understanding health infomation

  • Racial Disparity in Death Rate May Be Avoidable
    (24-Apr-2009)
    About half of all deaths stem from treatable conditions, study finds

  • Painkillers May Not Protect Against Dementia
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Contrary to prior research, study finds older people taking NSAIDs more likely to suffer decline

  • Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Study in mice finds ellagic acid, also in nuts, limits wrinkling

  • Transition From Home to Hospital Rarely Seamless
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Continuity of care between primary physician and hospital is decreasing, study finds

  • Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

  • Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Sunnier, non-neurotic types may live longer, study suggests

  • Simple Steps to Maintaining Memory
    (19-Apr-2009)
    Tipsheet offers strategies to help older adults stay sharp

  • Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets
    (16-Apr-2009)
    The way cells use oxygen could keep them younger, longer

  • Severe Low Blood Sugar Ups Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk
    (14-Apr-2009)
    Study finds being hospitalized for hypoglycemia linked to mental decline

  • Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug
    (14-Apr-2009)
    Full-fledged study will test effect on healing time and pain reduction

  • Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050
    (14-Apr-2009)
    But newer treatments could reduce related blindness by almost 35%, study suggests

  • Hazardous Falls Don't Have to Happen
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Experts offer seniors tips on avoiding harmful tumbles

  • How Old Is Too Old to Work?
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Economic woes add a twist to the age-old question

  • Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Small study finds painkiller offered relief, but constipation was problem for some

  • How Old Is Too Old to Work?
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Economic woes add a twist to the age-old question

  • Home-Based Program Extends Seniors' Lives
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Combo of physical therapy, household changes added 3.5 years on average, study found

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy Eases Anxiety for Older People
    (07-Apr-2009)
    The technique lessens worries more than usual care, study finds

  • Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests
    (06-Apr-2009)
    VA study shows elderly ill men getting same screenings as healthy folks

  • Muscle Mass Won't Grow in Women Over 80
    (03-Apr-2009)
    But weight training can boost strength in other ways, researchers say

  • Daily Naps May Raise Older Women's Death Risk
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Addressing where the drowsiness comes from may be the solution, researchers say

  • Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say

  • Most Teens Aren't Getting Preventive Health Care
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Almost two-thirds lacked this type of service within past year, study found

  • Health Tip: Protect Aging Feet
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Help prevent painful problems

  • Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision
    (30-Mar-2009)
    And the benefits can last for years, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Depression Among Seniors
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Here's a list of possible risk factors

  • Study Links Sugar Production in Yeast Cells to Longevity
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Conservation of glucose for survival may apply to humans as well, researchers say

  • For All Their Plusses, Pets Pose a Risk for Falls, Too
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Being pulled by a dog or chasing a cat causes many tumbles, CDC reports

  • Black Women at Higher Risk for Aggressive Breast Tumors
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Triple negative growths 3 times more likely regardless of age, weight, study finds

  • HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

  • With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Experts urge greater investment in research to stem 'crippling' expenses

  • With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Experts urge greater investment in research to stem 'crippling' expenses

  • Osteoporosis May Raise Risk for Vertigo
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Impaired calcium metabolism may be the link, researchers say

  • Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Study finds that for some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as great

  • Internal Clock and Metabolism May Be Linked
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Discovery in mice could offer clues to effects of aging, experts say

  • Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life
    (18-Mar-2009)
    It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

  • Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

  • Alzheimer's Tied to Shrinkage in Brain Area
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Loss of cells in the hippocampus predicts who'll get the disease, study shows

  • Study Questions Screening for Leg Vessel Blockages
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Current guidelines may be set too high to catch disabling peripheral artery disease, experts say

  • Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

  • Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care
    (13-Mar-2009)
    'Diabesity' renders them more prone to heart attacks than their predecessors, researchers say

  • Many Seniors Not Selecting Lowest Cost Medicare Drug Plans
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Too many choices, confusing options are roadblocks to smartest decision, report says

  • Health Tip: Exercise for Bone Health
    (12-Mar-2009)
    It will help keep bones strong

  • Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

  • Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say

  • Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say

  • Older Americans May Lack Adequate Nutrition
    (04-Mar-2009)
    But those taking supplements often exceed recommended levels, study finds

  • Health Tip: Getting Older and Weakened Immunity
    (03-Mar-2009)
    How aging may affect your ability to stay healthy

  • Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Neurons seek input from undamaged areas to compensate, study finds

  • In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Problem may stem from the way older people fall, expert says

  • Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later
    (27-Feb-2009)
    What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows

  • Views on Old Age May Become Reality Later
    (27-Feb-2009)
    What you think now could determine your health as you age, study shows

  • Men's Stroke Risk Rises Dramatically in Mid-40s
    (26-Feb-2009)
    And the contributing factors are often those seen in older patients, study finds

  • Scientists Spot New Clue to Alzheimer's
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Normally harmless proteins may play key role in harming brain, researchers say

  • Adapting Gait May Help Elderly Avoid Falls
    (20-Feb-2009)
    Volunteers trained on moveable platform kept better balance in a slippery situation

  • If Parents Had Alzheimer's, Aging May Come Early
    (19-Feb-2009)
    Presence of ApoE4 gene in offspring makes a difference, study finds

  • Silent Strokes More Common in Younger People Than Thought
    (18-Feb-2009)
    The symptomless events are 5 times more prevalent than full-blown stroke in people under 65, MRI study shows

  • Reading, Games Help Keep Aging Memories Sharp
    (17-Feb-2009)
    But too much TV is linked to poorer recall, study finds

  • Aging Brain May Contribute to Some Hearing Loss
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Reduction in size of auditory cortex might lead to problems, study suggests

  • Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows

  • Age No Bar to Aggressive Rx for Cardiogenic Shock
    (16-Feb-2009)
    The heart condition is a major killer of people over the age of 75, researchers note

  • Mediterranean Diet Aids the Aging Brain: Study
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Eating plan seems to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, dementia

  • Tests Gauge Alzheimer's Patients' Ability to Drive
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Doctors need a standardized method to make these tough decisions, experts say

  • Rural Areas Able to Increase Colon Cancer Screenings
    (05-Feb-2009)
    As population ages, study finds destination states seeing higher volume of procedures

  • Cataract Surgery Doesn't Worsen AMD
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Study says surgical advances may explain away the link seen in earlier research

  • Insulin May Protect Against Alzheimer's
    (03-Feb-2009)
    In lab study, diabetes treatments are found to slow damage

  • Medicare Drug Plan 'Doughnut Hole' Could Impact Seniors' Health
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Lack of coverage can spur cutbacks in necessary prescriptions, study finds

  • Fractures in Older Adults Up Death Risk
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Study finds all breaks, not just hip fractures, tied to increased mortality

  • Stroke Drug Might Be a Memory-Booster
    (02-Feb-2009)
    Fasudil improved the recall of middle-aged rats, scientists say

  • Education Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's Decline
    (02-Feb-2009)
    Large, 14-year study finds no effect, contradicting previous research

  • When Gauging Age, the Eyes Have It
    (02-Feb-2009)
    Study says the eye region is also useful when trying to spot fatigue

  • With Age Comes Greater Risk of Hypothermia
    (31-Jan-2009)
    Higher temperatures when inside and more layers when outside are advised

  • Seniors Who Exercise Help Their Health
    (30-Jan-2009)
    In study, aerobics, resistance training lowered risk of insulin resistance, improved motor function

  • Hormone-Boosting Drug May Help Treat Frailty
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Older adults who took capromorelin had boost in lean body mass

  • Cutting Calories May Boost Aging Brains
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Memory, thinking improved for those who ate less, study found

  • Higher Blood Sugar Could Impair Thinking
    (26-Jan-2009)
    People with raised glucose scored worse on cognition tests, study found

  • Oh-So-Cold Temperatures Plague Older People
    (25-Jan-2009)
    Metabolism and other body changes exacerbate wintertime issues

  • Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Incidents were reported by half of family caretakers surveyed in British study

  • Elderly Car Crash Deaths Down in Last Decade
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Fatalities have dropped 21%, while population has increased 10%, study finds

  • Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Incidents were reported by half of family caretakers surveyed in British study

  • Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Protect Against Disabilities
    (22-Jan-2009)
    Study found healthy older adults were better able to carry out daily tasks

  • Kidney, Heart Problems May Be Linked
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Older people face more risks when kidneys are damaged, study finds

  • EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Winter heating season prompts tips on how to avoid most common cause of poisoning in U.S.

  • Decide for Me When I Can't, Most People Say
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Study finds support for surrogates enrolling loved ones in research studies

  • Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game
    (20-Jan-2009)
    In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

  • Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Older patients were more affected, study found

  • Antidepressant Eases Anxiety in Older Adults
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Other SSRIs would probably be equally effective, researchers report

  • Older Women Get Fewer Kidney Transplants Than Men
    (19-Jan-2009)
    Gender disparity greatest in those 56 or older, but odds as good as males once on list

  • Older Women Get Fewer Kidney Transplants Than Men
    (19-Jan-2009)
    Gender disparity greatest in those 56 or older, but odds as good as males once on list

  • Positive Outlook Cuts Chances of Dementia
    (19-Jan-2009)
    New research suggests relaxed, outgoing people less likely to get Alzheimer's

  • Exercise Tips for Seniors to Start a Healthy 2009
    (18-Jan-2009)
    Get a checkup, know your options, and get going, council urges

  • Exercise Tips for Seniors to Start a Healthy 2009
    (18-Jan-2009)
    Get a checkup, know your options, and get going, council urges

  • Health Tip: What Seniors Eat
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Diet is still crucial when you're older

  • Memory Loss Tied to Brain's White Matter
    (15-Jan-2009)
    MIT team says cognition suffers as nervous system network decays with aging

  • Walking Is Good for Blocked Leg Arteries
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Study shows value of exercise in treating peripheral arterial disease

  • Pediatric MS Tied to Higher Relapse Rates
    (13-Jan-2009)
    They face three times as many episodes as those who develop disease in adulthood, study says

  • Counseling Lacking for Adolescents With Arthritis
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Study says more programs needed for transition to adult health care

  • Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say

  • Gene Variant May Hike Women's Risk of Alzheimer's
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Men can carry the variation as well, study finds

  • Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Study is third in a week to question some facet of the widely used guideline

  • HRT Shrinks the Brain
    (12-Jan-2009)
    But research shows it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in older women

  • Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

  • Cold Weather May Raise Blood Pressure in Elderly
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Seasonal variance suggests target for better treatments

  • Doctors Re-Examine Blood Thinners to Prevent Strokes
    (11-Jan-2009)
    They're effective, but must be used with caution, experts say

  • You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

  • Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

  • Health Tip: Dental Visits for Older Patients
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Things you should discuss

  • Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Finding might one day lead to extended life spans

  • 'Snowbirds' Beware the Climate Changes
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Switch to balmier days can be healthy and hazardous for seniors, experts say

  • Health Tip: More Than You Can Chew
    (06-Jan-2009)
    What to do when chewing becomes difficult

  • Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People
    (06-Jan-2009)
    Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says

  • Health Care Spending in U.S. Grew at Lowest Rate in a Decade
    (06-Jan-2009)
    But consumers are still paying more for out-of-pocket expenses, reports say

  • Diabetes Epidemic Now Poses Challenges for Nursing Homes
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Care for aging people with the disease falls short, study finds

  • Health Tip: Bones, Muscles and Aging
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Exercise can help prevent age-related decline

  • Surgeons Often Are Blamed When Hip Replacements Fail
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Consumers urged to pay more attention to choosing the doctor, not the device

  • Health Tip: When Older Adults Drink
    (31-Dec-2008)
    As a person ages, the same amount of alcohol could have a greater effect

  • Rising Blood Sugar May Harm the Aging Brain
    (30-Dec-2008)
    And exercise might help offset the effect, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Considering an Advanced Care Directive?
    (25-Dec-2008)
    In the event that you're incapacitated

  • Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease
    (24-Dec-2008)
    Finding could help docs spot those at risk for dementia, Parkinson's, researchers say

  • Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Younger patients with the mutation faced higher odds of heart attack, death, studies found

  • Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Women who did weight-bearing sports such as swimming had greater bone density in menopause

  • Drug Combinations Putting Seniors at Risk
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Mixing prescription, nonprescription meds poses dangers, researchers say

  • 2 Cardiovascular Proteins Tied to Severity of Alzheimer's
    (22-Dec-2008)
    Their interaction cuts blood flow to brain, limiting its ability to shed plaques

  • Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Regular participation can also reduce risk of falls, study says

  • Caregiving May Lengthen Life
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Taking care of spouse decreases risk of death, study finds

  • Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Regular participation can also reduce risk of falls, study says

  • Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

  • Caregiving May Lengthen Life
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Taking care of spouse decreases risk of death, study finds

  • Government Launches Nursing Home Rating System
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Five-star rankings aim to help families choose best option

  • Government Launches Nursing Home Rating System
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Five-star rankings aim to help families choose best option

  • Children of Centenarians Face Lower Heart Risks
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Finding adds weight to belief that longevity runs in families

  • Brain Adjusts to Cope With Life's Upsets
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Study finds older women show less reaction to upsetting images

  • Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found

  • Gastric Bypass Success Sparks Debate
    (14-Dec-2008)
    Should older people and those with diabetes have the weight-loss surgery?

  • Helping Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues
    (14-Dec-2008)
    Depression can be a common problem this time of year, experts say

  • Fruits and Veggies May Strengthen Bones
    (12-Dec-2008)
    Could join calcium and vitamin D in fight against osteoporosis, study finds

  • Playing Video Games May Boost Older Brains
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Study suggests video gaming could be part of mental exercise routine for older people

  • Dementia Often Missed as Cause of Death
    (09-Dec-2008)
    This could skew the truth about deadliness of Alzheimer's, report says

  • Depression Linked to Increase in Abdominal Fat
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Dutch researchers made the connection after studying adults ages 70 to 79

  • Older Adults Who Exercise Boost Blood Flow in Brain
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Aerobic workouts may prevent cognitive decline in some, study says

  • A Third of Medicare Clients Unfamiliar With Benefits
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Findings cut across race, education levels, and could affect quality of health care, study says

  • Exercise Keeps the Brain Young
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Experiments in mice find running increases production of neural stem cells

  • Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

  • Sport Supplement May Help Shield Seniors From Falls
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Beta-alanine boosts muscle, balance, study finds

  • Growth Hormone Boost May Not Slow Alzheimer's
    (19-Nov-2008)
    A promising approach in mice disappoints in human trial

  • Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

  • Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue
    (18-Nov-2008)
    These in-home companions could aid, watch over frail elderly, experts say

  • Diet, Exercise May Modify Breast Cancer Risks
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Combined, they produce more potent anti-disease effect in postmenopausal women, study says

  • Home-Based Programs Benefit Older Cancer Survivors
    (18-Nov-2008)
    They improved ability to live and function when enrolled in tailored interventions

  • Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

  • Stay Upbeat, Exercise to Help Prevent Cancer in Old Age
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Risk factors study found little link between drinking and malignancies

  • Established EU Countries Healthier Than Newcomers
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Study says quality years could be extended with more elder-care funds

  • Fewer Brain 'Tangles' May Mean Smarter Old Age
    (17-Nov-2008)
    Autopsies of quick-witted elderly hint at how they stayed that way

  • Younger Men Fare Best After Hip Joint Resurfacing
    (14-Nov-2008)
    The new procedure is an alternative to hip replacement, but complications occur, experts say

  • Enrollment for Medicare Drug Plans Begins Again
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Changes since last year mean seniors should shop wisely, experts say

  • Poor Night Vision May Predict Age-Related Eye Disease
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Those with difficulties in low-light activities more likely to develop AMD, study says

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • 'Cognitive Reserve' May Help Fight Alzheimer's
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study sees less damage from brain plaques in those with more education

  • Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly
    (11-Nov-2008)
    2004 legislation appears responsible, but study finds reasons why are more complex

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

  • Poor Sleep, Hypertension a Dangerous Combination
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Elderly who don't get 7.5 hours of shut-eye a night at higher death risk, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Caring for a Loved One During the Holidays
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Suggestions to help you and a person with Alzheimer's cope with extra stress

  • Stay Upbeat, Healthy to Thrive in Senior Years
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Occasional drink, decent income also key to happy old age, study finds

  • Drug Boosts Natural Growth Hormone in Seniors
    (06-Nov-2008)
    MK-677 brought muscle mass, but long-term effects on vitality unclear, scientists say

  • Grandparent Caregivers Cut Kids' Injury Risk in Half
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Findings challenge widespread belief that older sitters raise likelihood of harm

  • Falls Are Leading Cause of Injury to Seniors
    (02-Nov-2008)
    But orthopedists say a home safety review could cut odds of fractures in those over 65

  • Major Illnesses in U.S. Seniors Cost $196 Billion Annually
    (30-Oct-2008)
    These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

  • Epilepsy Drug May Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Valproic acid blocked formation of brain plaques in mice, Canadian study finds

  • Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes
    (30-Oct-2008)
    These DNA may influence age of disease onset and nerve cell death

  • Health Tip: Mixing Drinks With Medicines
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Some drugs can become dangerous when used with alcohol, particularly for the elderly

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Cases have increased since the mid-1990s, study shows

  • Seniors Tend to Stick With End-of-Life Care Preferences
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Study found desires remained essentially unchanged over 3-year period

  • New Cancer Patients Retain Little Medical Information
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Those with poorest prognosis remember the least, study finds

  • Job, Education May Buffer Against Dementia
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Cognitive reserve compensates for brain damage, study says

  • Suicide Rates Rise Among Baby Boomers
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Middle-aged white women at increasing risk, study finds

  • Poverty Raises Mortality Risk With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Getting chemotherapy did improve chances of survival, study found

  • Light-Activated Therapy Seems to Rejuvenate Aging Skin
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Photosensitive med plus pulsed laser boosted collagen, study says

  • ALS, Alzheimer's Insights Could Improve Treatment
    (20-Oct-2008)
    But each discovery awaits testing in humans, experts note

  • Tests May ID Older Patients at Risk for Post-Op Delirium
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Underlying depression and less cognitive flexibility could be warning signs, study says

  • Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
    (17-Oct-2008)
    A quarter haven't seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

  • Aerobics Can Reverse Mental Decline in Older Adults
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Review of studies shows workouts that leave a person breathless boost brain tissue volume

  • Health Tip: Having a Baby After Age 35
    (15-Oct-2008)
    Take heed of these suggestions

  • Smoking Makes You Old Before Your Time
    (15-Oct-2008)
    It even affects quality of life in those who quit, Finnish study reports.

  • Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

  • Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

  • Parkinson's Patients More Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Study found their levels were lower than Alzheimer's patients, healthy controls

  • Is Human Growth Hormone a Key to Longevity?
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Current evidence suggests its anti-aging benefits are marginal

  • Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Since testing is often on those already on drugs, some diagnoses could be wrong, study says

  • Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Study suggests poor self-care partly to blame

  • Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes
    (09-Oct-2008)
    It helped older and younger patients, study says

  • Genes Give Clues to Age-Linked Eye Trouble
    (07-Oct-2008)
    Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss, blindness

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Lowers Chances of Heart Attack
    (06-Oct-2008)
    50% reduction in risk seen 2 years later in Canadian study

  • National Scorecard Ranks Palliative Care Across Country
    (02-Oct-2008)
    Availability varies widely, and South comes out worst, researchers say

  • Seniors in Poor Areas More Likely to Die After Surgery
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Study raises questions about disparities in outcomes, but offers no concrete answers

  • Older Problem Gamblers Face Increased Suicide Risk
    (28-Sep-2008)
    Over-55 bettors more likely to ask casinos to bar them, fearing self harm if they can't stop

  • Active Social Life May Reduce Men's Alzheimer's Risk
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Home, family, club activities appear to enhance creation of new brain cells, study finds

  • Most Medicare Drug Premiums Same or Lower in 2009
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Open enrollment for Part D begins Nov. 15, so review your plan, agency officials say

  • Voice Problems in Seniors Undertreated
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Many believe it's normal part of aging, so they don't get necessary help, study says

  • Boomers Should Add Muscle Before It's Too Late
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Resitance training in 60s, 70s wards off loss that weakens posture, balance, study says

  • Hormone Therapy Not Best for Older Prostate Cancer Patients
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Study found giving it before radiation raised death risk 20% in this group

  • Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Study confirms health decline in middle-aged adults juggling chores for 2 lives

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

  • Medicare's Monthly Premium Won't Rise in 2009
    (19-Sep-2008)
    But deductible for hospital, hospice care will increase, agency says

  • Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

  • Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Women's Longevity
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Good living can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer, study shows

  • Estrogen Cream No Match for Sun-Damaged Skin
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Study of seniors finds it only boosts collagen in skin that has never been exposed

  • Changes in Seniors' Sleep Patterns Need Attention
    (13-Sep-2008)
    Disrupted rest lasting more than 2 weeks should be brought up with doctor, expert says

  • Health Tip: Depression in Seniors
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Recognize the warning signs

  • Job Loss Has Long-Term Impact on Social Lives
    (09-Sep-2008)
    Those displaced more likely to withdraw from clubs, but older workers fare better, study finds

  • Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Deficiency led to more brain shrinkage, study shows

  • Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Deficiency led to more brain shrinkage, study shows

  • Fall Risk Higher in Older Women Who Sleep Less
    (08-Sep-2008)
    And medications do little to influence the link, study finds

  • Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Study finds risk is greatest for those overweight or obese at age 45

  • Cholesterol Drugs Lower Stroke Risk in Older People
    (03-Sep-2008)
    Atorvastatin as beneficial in those over 65 as in younger patients, study says

  • Secrets of Telomerase Revealed
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Researchers unlock active region of enzyme involved in cancer, aging

  • Daytime Sleeping Linked to Poor Recovery in Older Patients
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Study found it predicted outcome months after patient went home

  • Breast Cancer Drug Not Tied to Cognitive Decline: Study
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Researchers say finding is 'good news' for postmenopausal women taking anastrozole

  • Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Offspring of men 55 and older were 1.37 times more likely to be diagnosed, study finds

  • Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says

  • Cataracts World's Leading Cause of Vision Loss
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Age a key factor, but group cites other risks during August disease awareness month

  • Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Protect Against Eye Disease
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Compounds likely extend life of retinal cells that fight age-related macular degeneration

  • End-of-Life Choices a Complicated Affair
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Study shows family wishes, doctor preferences often enter into decisions

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Canadian study found benefit to be statistically insignificant

  • Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression

  • 13% of Seniors Report Being Mistreated
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Abuse is verbal, financial and physical, especially for the impaired, study says

  • Scientists Track Hourly Changes in Alzheimer's Protein
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Recovery from brain injury, not injury itself, associated with increased plaque

  • Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression

  • Mental Skills Can Decline Years Before Dying
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Study of seniors found it's not all part of normal aging process

  • Gene Linked to 'Dry' Macular Degeneration
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Study also uncovers risks associated with treating 'wet' form of the eye disease

  • Antipsychotic Drug Use Up in Elderly Despite Warnings
    (25-Aug-2008)
    Canadian study suggests cautions fail to alert docs to effectiveness of alternative therapies

  • Dietary Supplements May Pose Risk to Older Cancer Survivors
    (21-Aug-2008)
    It's unclear if pills help keep them healthier or put them in danger of disease recurrence

  • 3.4 Million Seniors Hit Medicare 'Doughnut Hole'
    (21-Aug-2008)
    In many cases, enrollees stop taking meds as they reach this coverage gap, study finds

  • Medicare Web Site Confounds Many Seniors
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Confusing information, complex language makes site hard to use, researchers say

  • Living to 100 Doesn't Mean Living Poorly
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Staying healthy, independent is what usually gets folks to this advanced age, study finds

  • Cognitive Score Changes Over Time May Hint at Dementia
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Study authors stress new method is a complement to current testing

  • Older Patients Less Likely to Be Taken to Trauma Centers
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Authors of new study say aim is to generate awareness of the problem

  • Can Physical Cues Signal Dementia?
    (15-Aug-2008)
    Research suggests that exercise can benefit the brain as well as the body

  • Older Adults Reluctant to Question Surgical Treatment
    (15-Aug-2008)
    They only raised about half their concerns, so doctors should listen carefully, study says

  • Lack of Energy in Old Age May Foretell Illness
    (14-Aug-2008)
    Anergia not just a part of advancing years but could be tied to severe problems, death

  • Physical Frailty Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Waning of strength, agility tied to brain damage, even in the absence of dementia

  • Healthy Sex Life Can Extend Into 80s
    (13-Aug-2008)
    But past STDs, med use and relationship issues can derail intimacy, study says

  • Gene Treatment in Mice Makes Old Liver Cells Young
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Better 'waste disposal' could one day help treat human illnesses such as Alzheimer's, study says

  • One in 5 Young Men Had Prostate Screen in Past Year
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Analysis may aid in guiding recommendations on who should get screened and when

  • Married Folks Still the Healthiest
    (11-Aug-2008)
    But long-time bachelors are making gains, study finds

  • Run for Your Life
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Exercisers live longer and with fewer disabilities, study finds

  • Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Distance problems, astigmatism becoming more common, study finds

  • More Than Temperature Puts Elderly at Risk in Heat
    (10-Aug-2008)
    Medications, lifestyle are also contributing factors to hyperthermia, agency warns

  • 2 Checklists Aid Those Over 50 With Medical Decisions
    (09-Aug-2008)
    Brochures help patients, doctors discuss tests to maintain healthy lifestyle

  • Fat Cell Protein Boosts Heart Attack Risk in Elderly
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Higher adiponectin levels may indicate underlying disease, study finds

  • New Therapy Freezes Out Esophageal Cancers
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Cryoablation attractive option for older patients with other medical issues, team says

  • Light Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly
    (06-Aug-2008)
    Walking a few blocks or gardening protects against the abnormal heartbeat, study finds

  • ER, Doctor Visits Topped 1 Billion in 2006
    (06-Aug-2008)
    As America grows older, that's an average of 4 a year per person, CDC report says

  • Fish May Ward Off Dementia and Stroke
    (05-Aug-2008)
    Those rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce risk by 26%, study finds

  • New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75
    (04-Aug-2008)
    The hazards outweigh benefits, government task force reports

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia
    (02-Aug-2008)
    Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

  • Centenarians Offer Long-Life Secrets
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Many 100-year-olds embrace modern technology to stay young, survey finds

  • Centenarians Offer Long-Life Secrets
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Many 100-year-olds embrace modern technology to stay young, survey finds

  • Family History May Add to Alzheimer's Puzzle
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Genes play only a part of underlying risk for dementia, study suggests

  • Thyroid Hormone May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk
    (29-Jul-2008)
    Low and high thyrotropin levels associated with disease incidence, but not in men

  • Aging Hinders Memory Storage During Sleep
    (29-Jul-2008)
    Study in rats suggests brain needs 'experience replay' during slumber

  • Most Fit Have Less Brain Atrophy From Alzheimer's
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Even moderate exercise, done regularly, improves quality of life

  • Alzheimer's Treatment Trials May Have Special Challenges
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Studies may need larger pools of participants to accurately assess if drugs are effective

  • Rates of Mild Cognitive Impairment Higher Than Expected
    (28-Jul-2008)
    More men, women may develop Alzheimer's than previously thought, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Dental Care for Seniors
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Suggestions for brushing

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Protect Against Alzheimer's
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Patients taking ARBs 45% less likely to have delirium, be in nursing homes, die

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's
    (28-Jul-2008)
    In one study, use of statin medications halved the risk

  • Alzheimer's Patients React Poorly to 'Elderspeak'
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Talking to them like children brings out more resistance, study found

  • HIV Patients Living Longer
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Antiretroviral therapy has increased life expectancy by 13 years, researchers say

  • Sleep Needs May Decline With Age
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Study suggests what some think is insomnia is really natural part of getting older

  • Pet Doors Opening at Assisted Living Centers
    (24-Jul-2008)
    The health benefits of an animal's companionship can be significant, experts say

  • Sleep Needs May Decline With Age
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Study suggests what some think is insomnia is really natural part of getting older

  • Worm Study Challenges Prevailing Theory of Aging
    (24-Jul-2008)
    May not happen in humans, but genes may determine course of the process

  • Memory Problems Tied to Sound Processing Disorder
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Inability to filter out background noise may be indicator of mild impairment, study says

  • Donor's Age Not Linked to Poor Outcomes in Liver Transplants
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Even recipients with hepatitis C had good five-year survival rates, study finds

  • Nursing Homes Unprepared for Pandemic Flu Fallout
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Only a quarter have emergency plan, less than half have educated staff, study finds

  • Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some
    (20-Jul-2008)
    It may seem just cosmetic, but condition can lead to more serious problems, doctor warns

  • Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly
    (19-Jul-2008)
    Not all homes are the same, but common sense measures can reduce the risk, expert says

  • Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin disease puts older men chiefly at risk, study finds

  • Alzheimer's Research Brings Progress, Setbacks
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Once-promising vaccine fails to ease symptoms, but old drug offers new hope

  • Hip, Knee Replacements Do Ease Symptoms
    (15-Jul-2008)
    People who undergo the surgery are usually happy they did, study finds

  • Third of Elderly Patients Take Companion to See Doctor
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Study found it improved satisfaction with visit by 15% to 19%

  • Eating Less May Slow Aging Process
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Cutting just 300 calories a day slows metabolism, tissue failure, study says

  • Exercise Might Slow Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer's Patients
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study found those who were more fit had larger brains

  • Aging Brain Can Learn New Tricks
    (11-Jul-2008)
    In MRI study, older folks' 'gray matter' grew as they picked up juggling skills

  • Seniors Having More Sex Than Ever
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Study finds big jump in number of those over 70 who are intimate and enjoying it

  • Father's Age a Factor in Infertility
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Being over 35 meant lower pregnancy rates, higher chances of miscarriage for couple, study finds

  • Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

  • Father's Age a Factor in Infertility
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Being over 35 meant lower pregnancy rates, higher chances of miscarriage for couple, study finds

  • Compound in Red Wine Fights Ravages of Age
    (03-Jul-2008)
    Resveratrol mimics the benefits of restricted calorie diets, study finds

  • More 90-Plus Women Than Men Prone to Dementia
    (02-Jul-2008)
    But far more women live to be that old, study authors note

  • Extreme Heat a Deadly Risk for Older Adults
    (01-Jul-2008)
    Their bodies don't cool quickly, so caution should rise with temperatures

  • Mental Test Spots Alzheimer's Risk
    (01-Jul-2008)
    Questionnaire for those close to patient pinpointed who was likely to progress to dementia

  • Research Links Low HDL Levels With Memory Loss
    (30-Jun-2008)
    But experts aren't ready to embrace the findings as fact

  • Hip Replacement Boosts Mobility at Any Age
    (27-Jun-2008)
    Study finds patients twice as likely to care for themselves, saves money in long run

  • Staying Social May Keep Dementia at Bay
    (27-Jun-2008)
    Study in older women found friends, family helped minds stay sharp

  • Women Don't Notice 40% of Their Hot Flashes
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Lack of sleep, causing memory problems, likely culprits in finding, study says

  • Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer's Disease Quickly
    (24-Jun-2008)
    New technique could speed the diagnosis, French researchers say

  • Senior Falls Can Lead to Brain Injury
    (24-Jun-2008)
    They resulted in 8,000 deaths, 56,000 hospitalizations for those 65 and older, CDC reports

  • Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

  • HIV Tests Cost-Effective for Some Seniors
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Doing so could extend lives of those infected with AIDS virus, study says

  • Studies Support Testosterone Supplements for Older Men
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Low levels of the hormone could boost death risk, researchers say

  • Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Metformin delayed first menstruation, cut body fat for those at risk of insulin resistance

  • FDA Orders Warning Label on Older Antipsychotics
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Drugs increase risk of death among elderly patients with dementia, agency says

  • High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood
    (16-Jun-2008)
    Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings

  • Omega-3 Foods May Lower Eye Disease Risk
    (13-Jun-2008)
    High intake of fatty acid associated with reduction of both early and late AMD

  • Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

  • Abnormal Sleep Patterns in Older Men Spell Trouble
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Study found those who were outside the norm faced higher mortality rate

  • DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer
    (11-Jun-2008)
    'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

  • Adding Light Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Study found it fixed circadian rhythms, helped with depression, agitation in elderly

  • Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Increased expenses for chemotherapy may affect treatment decisions, expert says

  • Adding Light Eases Behavioral Problems of Dementia
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Study found it fixed circadian rhythms, helped with depression, agitation in elderly

  • Older Diabetics' Risk of Cardiac Ischemia Lower Than Thought
    (08-Jun-2008)
    Those 55 to 75 with type 2 disease have same odds for condition, regardless of screening

  • Red Wine Compound Helps Heart, May Slow Aging
    (05-Jun-2008)
    Resveratrol mimics effects of caloric restriction to extend life spans in mice

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma Kids Face Greater Risk of Future Problems
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Breast cancer leading cause of death for female survivors; cardiovascular events for males

  • Young Hodgkin Survivors Face Later Risk of Second Cancers
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Thyroid, breast, non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the most common types, study says

  • Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Widely prescribed blood-boosters might stimulate malignant cells, hasten death, study says

  • Active Social Life Helps Keep Aging Mind Sharp
    (29-May-2008)
    Another study finds institutionalization especially common after the death of a spouse

  • Antipsychotics Dangerous for Elderly With Dementia
    (27-May-2008)
    Study finds those on drugs more likely to wind up in hospital or die

  • Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family
    (21-May-2008)
    Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

  • Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly
    (21-May-2008)
    But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

  • Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults
    (17-May-2008)
    Poor levels also cause increase in serum parathyroid hormone readings, study says

  • Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults
    (17-May-2008)
    Poor levels also cause increase in serum parathyroid hormone readings, study says

  • Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls
    (15-May-2008)
    After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

  • CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60
    (15-May-2008)
    ZOSTAVAX could prevent two thirds of shingles cases, expert says

  • Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls
    (15-May-2008)
    After hospital, they're twice as likely to be injured, so prevention strategies are key

  • Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development
    (12-May-2008)
    Nutrient restriction triggers pathway involved with life span, study finds

  • Group B Strep Down Among Newborns, Up Among Adults
    (09-May-2008)
    Study calls vaccination trials for mothers, new treatments for elderly a priority

  • Demanding Jobs May Pay Cognitive Dividends in Retirement
    (09-May-2008)
    Intellectual demands reap mental benefits regardless of age or education, study finds

  • Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's
    (09-May-2008)
    Compounds found in fruits and vegetables reduced brain plaques in mouse experiments

  • Health Tip: Good Shoes Can Prevent Falls
    (07-May-2008)
    Footwear safety for seniors

  • Electronic Pillbox Helps Seniors Stick to Drug Regimens
    (07-May-2008)
    Study found fewer doses were missed, more doses taken on time

  • Several Therapies Show Promise for Vascular Depression
    (07-May-2008)
    Found in patients over 60, condition associated with loss of blood supply to the brain

  • Quarter of Disabled Seniors Use Risky Medications
    (07-May-2008)
    Drugs regarded as ineffective or posing high risk of side effects, analysis finds

  • Health Tip: Activities for People With Alzheimer's
    (02-May-2008)
    Suggestions to keep busy

  • Napping Habits Tied to Sleep Disorders
    (01-May-2008)
    Older adults battling illnesses more likely to make up lost slumber during day

  • Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors May Be Gender-Specific
    (01-May-2008)
    French study finds depression, stroke key factors in progression toward dementia

  • Experimental Drug Eases Symptoms of Mild Alzheimer's
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Tarenflurbil lessened decline in functional ability, British study concludes

  • Health Tip: Wear and Tear on the Knees
    (28-Apr-2008)
    How to minimize damage and discomfort

  • Elderly More Likely to Battle Sleep Disorders
    (27-Apr-2008)
    Meds they take, changes in biological clock put many at risk for serious disease

  • When It Comes to Memory, It's All About Location
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Proteasomes that control protein levels could key future treatments for Alzheimer's

  • Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Money makes less of a difference after 65, study finds

  • Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble
    (23-Apr-2008)
    High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

  • Seniors No Strangers to Happiness
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Older Americans are quite satisfied, while Baby Boomers are the least content, survey shows

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Pneumonia in Elderly
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Mechanism unclear, but nursing home study says risk greatest week after meds begin

  • Seniors No Strangers to Happiness
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Older Americans are quite satisfied, while Baby Boomers are the least content, survey shows

  • Disparities in Life Expectancy Increasing
    (22-Apr-2008)
    The poorest are dying even sooner than before, report shows

  • Number of U.S. General Surgeons in Decline
    (22-Apr-2008)
    AMA data shows gains for women, but rural areas suffer as students choose specialty fields

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Pneumonia in Elderly
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Mechanism unclear, but nursing home study says risk greatest week after meds begin

  • Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women
    (21-Apr-2008)
    Study finds it reduces risk of being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer

  • Common Medications May Harm Memory in Older People
    (17-Apr-2008)
    Those on anticholinergic drugs had sharper declines in thinking skills, study finds

  • Common Medications May Harm Memory in Older People
    (17-Apr-2008)
    Those on anticholinergic drugs had sharper declines in thinking skills, study finds

  • Men More Likely to Develop Cognitive Problems
    (16-Apr-2008)
    They face greater risk of losing memory and thinking skills, study finds

  • High Doses of Vitamin E Lengthen Lives of Alzheimer's Patients
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Study found those who took 2,000 IUs a day lived 26% longer

  • Exercise Could Cut Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment
    (16-Apr-2008)
    It may produce chemicals that protect the brain, study suggests

  • Heart Failure Drugs Linked to Hip Bone Loss in Older Men
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Loop diuretics more than double risk for fractures, study finds

  • Most Early-Onset Dementia Not Alzheimer's
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Other neurodegenerative, autoimmune diseases are more often cause, study finds

  • Sleep Disorder Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Rapid eye movement disorder can involve anxiety, low attention levels and Parkinson's

  • Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Studies evaluate importance of imaging devices in prognosis, treatment of disease

  • Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery
    (11-Apr-2008)
    Disparity in practice linked to race, age and socioeconomic status, study finds

  • Aerobic Exercise Keeps You Young
    (09-Apr-2008)
    British study found it shaved 10 to 12 years off biological age

  • Caffeine May Block High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Its ability to stabilize blood-brain barrier may play role in neurological therapies

  • Raloxifene Safe for Women With Decreased Kidney Function
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Osteoporosis drug promoted bone density, reduction in fractures, study finds

  • Aerobic Exercise Keeps You Young
    (09-Apr-2008)
    British study found it shaved 10 to 12 years off biological age

  • Diabetes in Middle Age Raises Alzheimer's Risk
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Researchers speculate that insulin problems could damage blood vessels in the brain

  • Depression and Alzheimer's Risk Linked
    (07-Apr-2008)
    But exact nature of the association isn't clear, study finds

  • Testosterone Therapy May Reduce Bone Loss in Older Men
    (07-Apr-2008)
    But long-term effects of the hormone treatment aren't known, researchers say

  • Painkillers Boost Muscle Mass Among Weight-Training Elderly
    (06-Apr-2008)
    Daily dose of ibuprofen, acetaminophen upped growth by 40% to 60%, study found

  • One-Third of Dementia Cases Laid to Small Blood Vessel Damage
    (06-Apr-2008)
    Findings back control of hypertension, diabetes that may contribute to cumulative effects

  • Painkillers Boost Muscle Mass Among Weight-Training Elderly
    (06-Apr-2008)
    Daily dose of ibuprofen, acetaminophen upped growth by 40% to 60%, study found

  • Age-Related Eye Disease on the Increase
    (05-Apr-2008)
    Women face twice the risk of losing sight that men do during senior years

  • Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly
    (04-Apr-2008)
    9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

  • Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly
    (04-Apr-2008)
    9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

  • Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Researcher suggests they might want to avoid theft of Social Security checks

  • Health Tip: Getting Up After a Fall
    (02-Apr-2008)
    How to do it safely

  • Antipsychotic Drugs of Little Benefit to Alzheimer's Patients
    (02-Apr-2008)
    They offered some relief, but results were not statistically significant

  • Study Finds Older Corneas Suitable for Transplantation
    (01-Apr-2008)
    Tissue from people up to 75 had similar survival rates to that from younger donors

  • Study Finds Older Corneas Suitable for Transplantation
    (01-Apr-2008)
    Tissue from people up to 75 had similar survival rates to that from younger donors

  • Elderly Can Benefit From High Blood Pressure Treatment
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Lowering pressure significantly reduces risk of stroke and heart failure for those over 80, study finds

  • Poor Sense of Smell May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's
    (28-Mar-2008)
    Those with lowest odor identification scores had 5 times greater risk, study finds

  • Sharp Rise in U.S. Hepatitis C-Related Deaths
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Middle-aged hardest hit; better testing likely contributed to increase

  • Most Older Americans Living Longer and Better
    (27-Mar-2008)
    But problems persist, such as disparities among races, report finds

  • Older Women Have Harder Time Preserving Muscle Than Men
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Key difference appears to be how their bodies react to protein, study says.

  • Abdominal Fat Boosts Dementia Risk
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Potbellies in midlife may flood brain with toxic substances, researcher says

  • More Seniors Falling Victim to Escalator Injuries
    (21-Mar-2008)
    A doubling of accidents in 15-year span may reflect increasingly mobile lifestyles, experts say

  • Gene Linked to Form of Parkinson's Disease
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Finding could lead to better understanding of the incurable neurological disorder

  • Tweaking Insulin Might Help Fight Aging
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Studies in worms are shedding new light on the hormone's role in lifespan

  • Fosamax Linked to Unusual Femur Fractures
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Osteoporosis drug also linked to bone pain and irregular heartbeats in past research

  • Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Monitoring white matter levels may assist early identification of walking problems

  • Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve

  • The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Those 80 and older may not need to be hospitalized, study says

  • Umbilical Cord Blood Injections Aid Aging Brains
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Rat study shows treatment reduced neuroinflammation affecting memory

  • Study Finds Potential Cause of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Data could lead to new drugs to check vascular proliferation that is hallmark of eye disease

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Seniors Struggles With Memory Lapses
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Some progress to dementia, while others regain their skills, researchers find

  • Anxiety Helps Elderly Women Live Longer
    (14-Mar-2008)
    But stress linked to shorter life for men, study finds

  • Health Tip: Early-Stage Alzheimer's
    (13-Mar-2008)
    How to maintain some independence

  • Survey Finds Many Americans Clueless About Eye Disease
    (13-Mar-2008)
    Findings point to need for education, outreach efforts, experts say

  • Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

  • Health Tip: Age Affects the Senses
    (12-Mar-2008)
    They become less acute as you get older

  • Two Parents With Alzheimer's Raises Child's Risk
    (10-Mar-2008)
    Any additional family history boosts odds of getting the disease earlier, study finds

  • Memory Loss in Hyperactive State With Alzheimer's
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Study suggests brains of patients get stuck in memory-deletion mode

  • Memory Loss in Hyperactive State With Alzheimer's
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Study suggests brains of patients get stuck in memory-deletion mode

  • ACL Tears Worth Fixing in Seniors
    (06-Mar-2008)
    Age should not be determining factor for knee repair surgery, study suggests

  • Groups Issue New Dementia Drug Guidelines
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Review finds little difference in effectiveness of 5 drugs currently available

  • Rare Gene Mutation Plays Role in Longevity
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Study found it restricts growth factor, leads to shorter stature but longer life

  • Health Tip: When Caregiving Becomes Too Stressful
    (04-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you need a break

  • Ginkgo Biloba Might Not Preserve Memory in Octogenarians
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Study saw no clear benefit, but did see small number of strokes, mini-strokes

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration Doubles Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Eye disease carries same risk as other circulatory problems, experts say

  • More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

  • More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

  • Antibiotic Use in Dementia Patients Questioned
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Benefits are unclear, and resistance to drugs is a worry, study says

  • Antibiotic Use in Dementia Patients Questioned
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Benefits are unclear, and resistance to drugs is a worry, study says

  • Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

  • Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

  • Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack

  • Daytime Dozing Might Raise Stroke Risk
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Sleep apnea could be the connection, experts say

  • Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

  • Surgery Best for Narrowing of Spine
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Study says it beat nonsurgical care for painful condition that often accompanies aging

  • Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Surgery Effective for Older Women, Too
    (17-Feb-2008)
    But many patients aren't getting the lifesaving treatment, research reveals

  • Don't Lose Sight of Vision Care, Group Urges
    (17-Feb-2008)
    February is 'Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month'

  • Unlike Fine Wine, Crabby People Don't Age Well
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Seniors who reported more interpersonal conflicts had more health problems, study found

  • Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Findings challenge validity of self-reported tobacco use in research, care

  • Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Findings challenge validity of self-reported tobacco use in research, care

  • Tango Classes Put Parkinson's Patients a Step Ahead
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Findings suggest spins, turns of the passionate dance improve mobility, balance

  • Single Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Weakens Heart, Muscles
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Changes in tissue similar to effects of aging, report suggests

  • Disability Stronger Predictor of Longevity Than Disease Is
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Centenarian study also found men who lived past 100 were healthier than female peers

  • Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

  • Disability Stronger Predictor of Longevity Than Disease Is
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Centenarian study also found men who lived past 100 were healthier than female peers

  • Spouse's Sickness Bodes Ill for Partner's Health
    (10-Feb-2008)
    Stress of hospitalization may pose deadly burden

  • Baseline Exam Is Key to Eye Health
    (10-Feb-2008)
    Group urges greater screening for early signs of disease during 'Save Your Vision' month

  • Health Tip: Pain Isn't a Normal Part of Aging
    (07-Feb-2008)
    You don't have to hurt all the time

  • Health Tip: Am I Getting Too Old to Drive?
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Signs that you shouldn't get behind the wheel

  • Bush's Budget Proposal Would Cut Medicare Spending
    (05-Feb-2008)
    But FDA budget would rise by almost 6 percent, much of it to oversee food safety

  • New Guideline Urges Screening for Fall Risk
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Those with poor balance, dementia, vision loss most in peril, group says

  • Toll-Free Hotline to Help Seniors Avoid Falls
    (03-Feb-2008)
    National outreach to stress importance of physical activities to improve balance

  • Medicare's Drug Program Enrollment Up, Costs Down
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Agency is enthused about Part D's success, but critics say problems remain

  • Middle Age a Low Point for Most
    (30-Jan-2008)
    Study found age 44 marked the peak of depression for people around the globe

  • Middle Age a Low Point for Most
    (30-Jan-2008)
    Study found age 44 marked the peak of depression for people around the globe

  • Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Active people biologically younger than couch potato set, British study suggests

  • Mouse Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Developed
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Researchers say it will allow for testing of new drugs for vision-robbing disease

  • Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Active people biologically younger than couch potato set, British study suggests

  • Diabetes Rates Continue to Soar
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Trend will lead to health and economic trouble for U.S., report says

  • Vitamin E, Lutein May Fight Cataracts
    (25-Jan-2008)
    A randomized trial is needed to confirm the findings, experts say

  • Doctors Review End-of-Life Care Guidelines
    (25-Jan-2008)
    Pain, shortness of breath, depression need intervention for all with serious illness

  • Geriatrician Care Guards Against Risk of Inappropriate Meds
    (25-Jan-2008)
    National study found it lowered chances of being prescribed wrong drug or dosage

  • Driving Skills Decline Among People With Early Alzheimer's
    (24-Jan-2008)
    Those with mild dementia had more crashes, almost 4 times more likely to fail road tests

  • Lack of Vitamin E Linked to Physical Decline
    (22-Jan-2008)
    Age, but not other vitamins, also associated with poor physical function

  • Exercise Program Eases Arthritis
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Even 6 months later, improvements in pain and fatigue still evident, study finds

  • Dinosaurs Had Teen Pregnancies, Too
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Findings show that, like humans, they reached sexual maturity early to improve odds of survival

  • Older Surgical Patients Face Greater Risk of Cognitive Problems
    (18-Jan-2008)
    They're also more apt to die within a year, but education had protective effect, study found

  • Latest Study Says Statins Don't Slow Alzheimer's
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Final answer may depend on outcomes of ongoing clinical trials, expert says

  • Vitamin D May Curb Falls in High-Risk Older Women
    (16-Jan-2008)
    Supplementation tied to a 23% reduced risk of falling in winter, spring

  • Combo Treatment Best for Elderly Lymphoma Patients
    (15-Jan-2008)
    Adding monoclonal antibody to chemo lowered toxicity, lengthened survival

  • Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women
    (14-Jan-2008)
    Those 40 to 65 twice as likely to find either symptom fuels the other, study suggests

  • Dementia Diagnosis Typically Means Death Within Five Years
    (10-Jan-2008)
    British study does show age, sex, existing disability can alter timetable

  • School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Those who self-reported low esteem most likely to add pounds over 2-year span, study finds

  • Small Lifestyle Changes Can Boost Longevity
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Not smoking, exercising, moderate drinking, eating veggies could add 14 years, study says

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe on the Stairs
    (07-Jan-2008)
    A common place for seniors to fall

  • Fingers Point to Risk for Arthritic Knees
    (04-Jan-2008)
    If index finger is shorter than ring finger you might be in trouble, study suggests

  • 46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis
    (04-Jan-2008)
    By 2030, 40% of U.S. adults will have the condition, experts say

  • Exercise Eases Some Menopause Symptoms
    (03-Jan-2008)
    It lowers stress and depression, even though it doesn't impact on hot flashes, study finds

  • Testosterone Supplements Provide Little Benefit
    (02-Jan-2008)
    Older men can lose body fat, but treatment won't boost strength or mental powers, study finds

  • Seasonal Safety Tips for Older Adults
    (31-Dec-2007)
    Some seniors have a hard time coping with winter's chill, experts warn

  • Brain Turns to Positive Thoughts When Faced With Death
    (28-Dec-2007)
    Unconscious response points to 'psychological immune system,' study suggests

  • Uninsured Benefit Once They Are Covered by Medicare
    (27-Dec-2007)
    Study finds substantial improvement in a number of health conditions

  • Food Pyramid for Older Adults Gets an Update
    (26-Dec-2007)
    Added emphasis on physical activity joins USDA guidance on nutrition and healthy weight

  • Scientists Marvel at Santa's Stamina
    (24-Dec-2007)
    As another Christmas Day approaches, they speculate how he jolly well does it

  • Maintaining Routine Can Chase Holiday Blues Away
    (22-Dec-2007)
    The season is stressful, but simple steps can help you cope

  • Mental Decline Faster in Brain-Injured Vietnam Vets
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Findings could have implications for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, experts say

  • Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain
    (19-Dec-2007)
    Even moderate exercise helps ward off dementia, study shows

  • Lack of Strong Thirst Signals Leads Elderly to Drink Too Little
    (18-Dec-2007)
    Finding could explain why older people are prone to dehydration during heat waves

  • Bone Density Tests Do Predict Women's Fracture Risk
    (18-Dec-2007)
    Largest, longest study ever supports screening and prevention of osteoporosis

  • A Little Help Can Boost Holiday Joy for Elderly
    (15-Dec-2007)
    Loved ones can assist them to overcome issues of frailty or mental health, experts say

  • Home-Based Senior Care Program Has Limited Benefits
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Overhaul of Medicare financing system may be needed, experts say

  • Love in the World of Alzheimer's
    (10-Dec-2007)
    New relationships for those with little memory leave spouses, children facing their own altered reality, experts say

  • Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk
    (10-Dec-2007)
    Researchers find pronounced effect in those over 40

  • Love in the World of Alzheimer's
    (10-Dec-2007)
    New relationships for those with little memory leave spouses, children facing their own altered reality, experts say

  • Health Tip: End-of-Life Planning
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Suggestions for caregivers

  • Aging Brains Get Out of Sync
    (05-Dec-2007)
    'Senior moments' typical in later years, study suggests

  • 3 Common Drugs Trigger Most ER Visits by Seniors
    (04-Dec-2007)
    Warfarin, insulin and digoxin account for a third of drug-related ER trips, study says

  • Fitness, Not Fatness, Predicts a Longer Life
    (04-Dec-2007)
    People in good shape tend to outlive folks who aren't, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's
    (30-Nov-2007)
    Slowed blood flow to the brain may be to blame, MRI study shows

  • Gene Tweak Reverses Aging in Mouse Skin Cells
    (29-Nov-2007)
    It's a long way from this to a human 'fountain of youth,' however

  • Progesterone Won't Shield Women Against Alzheimer's
    (29-Nov-2007)
    Mouse study shows no benefit for the female hormone

  • Novel Compounds May Battle Diseases of Aging
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Rodent trials suggest they could protect against type 2 diabetes

  • 'High-Trauma' Fractures Tied to Weak Bones
    (27-Nov-2007)
    Bone-strengthening therapies could prevent these accident-linked injuries, research shows

  • Low Testosterone Might Shorten Men's Lives
    (27-Nov-2007)
    Study finds it's linked to higher death risk, but replacing the hormone may not help, experts say

  • Criteria Predict Women's 5-Year Risk for Fracture
    (27-Nov-2007)
    11-point model spots those who may need bone-strengthening therapies, experts say

  • Severe Urinary Problems Boost Death Risk in Older Men
    (09-Nov-2007)
    Those over 45 face an almost 24-fold increase in mortality, study says

  • Severe Urinary Problems Boost Death Risk in Older Men
    (09-Nov-2007)
    Those over 45 face an almost 24-fold increase in mortality, study says

  • Sticking With Meds Lowers Elderly Fracture Risk
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Skipping osteoporosis drugs is top risk factor for injury, study finds

  • Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds

  • Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Treating vascular conditions might lessen memory loss, study suggests

  • Medicare Drug Plan Cost $32 Billion in 2006
    (01-Nov-2007)
    Seniors filled 158 million more prescriptions after program's launch, study found

  • Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice
    (31-Oct-2007)
    Experiments point to ways to treat injury, stroke and even Alzheimer's, experts say

  • Younger Veterans at Greater Suicide Risk
    (30-Oct-2007)
    Study also found that post-traumatic stress disorder had a 'protective' effect

  • Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia
    (29-Oct-2007)
    Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Death Rate Unchanged
    (29-Oct-2007)
    Underlying inflammation may affect heart despite symptom relief, experts say

  • Older Women Gain From Good Post-Fracture Care
    (26-Oct-2007)
    An osteoporosis management program keeps patients, doctors connected, study finds

  • Dementia in More Educated Hits Later But Harder
    (23-Oct-2007)
    More schooling delayed disease onset, but decline was more rapid afterward, study finds

  • Most Elderly Don't Get Good Medical Care: Study
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Review of 100,000 California seniors finds too few health tests

  • Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

  • Best Breast-Cancer Care Eludes Older Women
    (21-Oct-2007)
    Research highlights need to individualize treatment

  • Tooth Troubles Could Raise Dementia Risk
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Fewer teeth in old age linked to mental woes, study finds

  • Initial Colonoscopy Key to Cancer Detection
    (16-Oct-2007)
    It's more valuable than follow-up screenings, study finds

  • Blood Test Might Spot Alzheimer's Early
    (15-Oct-2007)
    18 proteins ID at-risk patients years before clinical diagnosis, scientists say

  • Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

  • Tea Helps Toughen Older Women's Hips
    (10-Oct-2007)
    Those who drink it daily lose less bone, study finds

  • Inflammatory Substance May Boost Eye Trouble
    (08-Oct-2007)
    C-reactive protein raises odds of age-related macular degeneration, experts say

  • Heart-Healthy Workouts Help Knees, Too
    (05-Oct-2007)
    They help ward off osteoarthritis, study suggests

  • Thalidomide Improves Outcomes for Older Myeloma Patients
    (05-Oct-2007)
    Adding the drug to standard chemo boosted survival, study found

  • Alzheimer's Drug Won't Ease Patients' Agitation
    (03-Oct-2007)
    But Aricept may help stave off cognitive decline, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Does Protect Older People
    (03-Oct-2007)
    It cuts rates of hospitalizations and deaths, study finds

  • Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs
    (02-Oct-2007)
    Americans outspend Europeans when it comes to chronic disease care, study finds

  • Conscientious People Less Prone to Alzheimer's
    (01-Oct-2007)
    Living up to your responsibilities may protect brain, study suggests

  • Medicare Offers Smallest Rise in Premiums in 6 Years
    (01-Oct-2007)
    Deductibles will climb, too, however

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Value for Older People
    (25-Sep-2007)
    Most trials don't even include people over 70, researchers note

  • Brain Activity Might Point to Early Alzheimer's
    (25-Sep-2007)
    In future, quick diagnoses should mean better treatment, experts say

  • Post-Knee Replacement Physio Helps in Short Term
    (21-Sep-2007)
    But gains in flexibility, quality of life don't last, data suggests

  • Researchers Pinpoint Link Between Caloric Restriction and Longevity
    (20-Sep-2007)
    When under stress, two genes within mitochondria guard against cell death

  • Obesity Won't Affect Seniors' Memory
    (19-Sep-2007)
    It is tied to increased Alzheimer's risk, however, researchers say

  • Once-a-Year Bone Drug Lowers Fracture Risk
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Reclast even caused death rate to fall in older users, study finds

  • Depression Pushes Middle-Aged Workers to Retire
    (17-Sep-2007)
    Study finds it's often a key factor in the decision

  • 1 in 4 Men Over 30 Has Low Testosterone
    (13-Sep-2007)
    But symptoms linked to low levels are much rarer, study finds

  • Veggies Might Ward Off Age-Linked Vision Woes
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Two nutrients protect against macular degeneration, study finds

  • U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics
    (11-Sep-2007)
    They're especially vulnerable to diabetes but often lack care, experts say

  • Medicare Spending Caps Cause Seniors to Stop Meds
    (11-Sep-2007)
    In many cases, patients never take these important medications again, study finds

  • Mediterranean Diet May Boost Alzheimer's Survival
    (10-Sep-2007)
    Patients eating most greens, grains, olive oil lived 4 years longer, study found

  • Antidepressant as Good as Antipsychotics for Dementia
    (10-Sep-2007)
    Study finds fewer side effects for Alzheimer's patients prone to hallucinations, delusions

  • Vitamin D Supplements May Lengthen Life
    (10-Sep-2007)
    They could fight cancer, heart disease, researchers say

  • Poor Senior Vision Often a Window on Disease
    (08-Sep-2007)
    Geriatrics Society urges older adults to monitor eyesight carefully

  • Counseling Boosts Alzheimer's Caregivers' Health
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Spouse study finds it brings the patient real benefit, too

  • High Co-Pays Cause Seniors to Go Without Meds
    (05-Sep-2007)
    Steep fees lead to tough choices for older Americans, researchers find

  • Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Medicines, contacts just part of emergency package necessary for survival, group says

  • Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Medicines, contacts just part of emergency package necessary for survival, group says

  • Gene Tied to Post-Op Delirium in Elderly
    (24-Aug-2007)
    APOE e4 variant has also been linked to Alzheimer's, researchers note

  • Advanced Age No Bar to Liver Transplant
    (23-Aug-2007)
    Patients over 70 did as well as those in their 50s, study found

  • Daily Calcium Does Protect Bone
    (23-Aug-2007)
    Study finds it reduces fracture rate for those over 50

  • Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
    (22-Aug-2007)
    'Landmark' study finds only modest declines, right up through the 80s

  • Vaccine Stops Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'
    (21-Aug-2007)
    In mouse study, it prevented buildup of dangerous tau protein

  • Study Puts 1 Alzheimer's Theory in Doubt
    (20-Aug-2007)
    Results in mice suggest a key gene might not be to blame, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

  • Mt. Everest Deadlier for Older Climbers
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Experience won't always compensate for flagging stamina, study suggests

  • Nursing Home Residents at Highest Heatstroke Risk
    (14-Aug-2007)
    They're most vulnerable to die from an attack, French study finds

  • Stabilizing Eye Pressure Key to Glaucoma Care
    (13-Aug-2007)
    Fluctuations point to continuing vision loss, study finds

  • Alzheimer's Protein Implicated in Glaucoma
    (07-Aug-2007)
    Amyloid-beta appears to destroy retinal cells and may be new treatment target, experts say

  • Arthritis Disability More Likely in Older Blacks, Hispanics
    (30-Jul-2007)
    U.S. study suggests lack of health care may be to blame

  • One-Third of Diabetics Have Sleep Apnea
    (30-Jul-2007)
    Older males at especially high risk for nighttime awakenings, study finds

  • Senior Drivers Aren't Unsafe Drivers
    (19-Jul-2007)
    Their accident rate is only slightly higher than middle-aged adults, report finds

  • Move Just a Little, Live Longer
    (15-Jul-2007)
    You don't have to run marathons to get healthy, experts say

  • Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Patients a Growing Problem
    (12-Jul-2007)
    More research could help change the situation, experts say

  • Patients With Early Parkinson's Exhibit Sleepiness, Hallucinations
    (11-Jul-2007)
    Gender, age, overall health key factors identifying those at risk, study finds

  • Uninsured Americans Raise Medicare Expenditures
    (11-Jul-2007)
    Once they pass 65, they need more care than the previously insured, study finds

  • Nursing Home Residents Don't Get Routine Eye Exams
    (10-Jul-2007)
    Two-thirds had no mention of testing in their records, even though most had insurance, study finds

  • Nursing Home Residents Don't Get Routine Eye Exams
    (10-Jul-2007)
    Two-thirds had no mention of testing in their records, even though most had insurance, study finds

  • Cataracts, Macular Degeneration Increase Risk of Death
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Study found the link held true until age 75

  • Experts Offer Advice to Caregivers of Elderly
    (08-Jul-2007)
    Geriatrics Society tip sheet can help family members avoid burnout

  • Older Folks Often Ignore Summer Heat Warnings
    (06-Jul-2007)
    Pride, cost concerns may play a role, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keeping Seniors on Their Feet
    (05-Jul-2007)
    Suggestions to prevent falls

  • Dulled Sense of Smell Might Predict Alzheimer's
    (03-Jul-2007)
    As ability to recognize scent fell, so did thinking ability, study found

  • Estrogen May Be Brain-Booster
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Monkey study suggests it keeps mental decline at bay

  • It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

  • Sharpening Your Wits Could Outwit Alzheimer's
    (27-Jun-2007)
    Elderly who enjoy games, reading are much less likely to get the disease, study suggests

  • Anti-Bone Loss Drugs Help Prevent Fractures
    (25-Jun-2007)
    Another study finds women's estrogen levels affect osteoporosis treatment

  • Health Tip: Responsibilities of Caregivers
    (21-Jun-2007)
    Be prepared before you assume the job

  • Computerized Medication Box Approved
    (21-Jun-2007)
    EMMA system helps caregivers and patients avoid dosing errors

  • Health Tip: Protect Aging Skin
    (19-Jun-2007)
    It's more prone to injury as you get older

  • Medicare's Drug Benefit Tough to Navigate
    (19-Jun-2007)
    Too often, it's hard to tell if a medication is covered, study finds

  • Caring for Grandkids Won't Strain Grandparents' Health
    (18-Jun-2007)
    Study even found modest improvements in health over time

  • Puzzles May Be a Real Brain-Booster
    (14-Jun-2007)
    'Attention-training' tasks appear to hone concentration, study finds

  • Elderly Sleep Woes Linked to Increased Suicide Risk
    (14-Jun-2007)
    Association held even when depression was not a factor, study found

  • Health Care Not Compromised by Multiple Conditions
    (13-Jun-2007)
    Study finds care may even improve slightly with each added health problem

  • Older Antifungal Still a Good Choice Against Tough Infections
    (13-Jun-2007)
    Fluconazole usually performs as well as newer, more expensive drugs, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Trouble Leaves Eyes at Risk for Glaucoma
    (12-Jun-2007)
    Different types of hypertension cause different types of disease, study suggests

  • New Tests, Treatments Close in on Alzheimer's
    (12-Jun-2007)
    Earlier diagnosis and targeted therapies are coming, researchers say

  • Abnormal Red Blood Cell Count Spells Trouble in Surgery
    (12-Jun-2007)
    Too high or too low levels up risk of post-op death for older men, study says

  • Asthma Uncontrolled in 55% of Cases: Survey
    (11-Jun-2007)
    More education is needed to keep attacks at bay, researchers say

  • Home Visits by Researchers Would Boost Alzheimer's Trials
    (11-Jun-2007)
    Less travel helps caregivers allow patient participation, study finds

  • Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's
    (11-Jun-2007)
    Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

  • New Techniques Could Spot Alzheimer's Early
    (11-Jun-2007)
    That could help both patients and researchers, experts say

  • 100 Million Worldwide May Have Alzheimer's by 2050
    (10-Jun-2007)
    40% of patients will require high-level care, researchers add

  • U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'
    (10-Jun-2007)
    It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

  • Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments
    (10-Jun-2007)
    The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

  • Health Tip: Seniors, Listen to Your Bodies
    (08-Jun-2007)
    How to know if you've done too much

  • New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Raise Death Rates in Elderly
    (05-Jun-2007)
    Medications often used to treat dementia-linked behavioral problems

  • Weight Training May Be Muscles' 'Fountain of Youth'
    (30-May-2007)
    Genetic tests shows it reverses aging process in elderly tissues

  • Parkinson's Linked to Pesticides, Head Trauma
    (30-May-2007)
    More exposure means a higher likelihood of the motor illness, research shows

  • Health Tip: Swim, Swim, Swim
    (29-May-2007)
    It's a great form of low-impact exercise

  • Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care
    (25-May-2007)
    Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

  • Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care
    (25-May-2007)
    Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

  • Vitamin A Lotion May Be Wrinkle-Fighter
    (24-May-2007)
    Skin-building compounds enhanced by retinol use in weekly treatments, study says

  • Vitamin A Lotion May Be Wrinkle-Fighter
    (24-May-2007)
    Skin-building compounds enhanced by retinol use in weekly treatments, study says

  • New Brain Cells Keep Aging Minds Young
    (23-May-2007)
    Research suggests an ongoing 'plasticity' far beyond youth

  • Botox Could Treat Enlarged Prostate
    (23-May-2007)
    It relieves symptoms and shrinks oversized gland, study shows

  • Keeping Weight Off in Youth Pays Off in Old Age
    (22-May-2007)
    Elderly fared better if they'd been trim at 25, 50 years of age, study found

  • Light Drinking May Keep Dementia at Bay
    (21-May-2007)
    Less than a drink a day slows cognitive decline, study suggests

  • Female Urinary Incontinence Surgeries Go Head-to-Head
    (21-May-2007)
    Trial finds 'sling' procedure gives better results, but has higher complication rate

  • Health Tip: When Seniors Shouldn't Live Alone
    (14-May-2007)
    What approach should a relative or friend take?

  • EEG Works at Spotting Early Alzheimer's
    (09-May-2007)
    Brain activity monitoring achieved up to 85% accuracy, study found

  • Dutch Euthanasia Rates Steady After Legalization
    (09-May-2007)
    Move hasn't led to ongoing rise in cases, experts note

  • Scans Spot Early Alzheimer's in Memory-Deficient Patients
    (07-May-2007)
    Brain imaging agent highlights build-up of plaque that's a signature of the disease

  • Statins Could Cut Lung Cancer Risk
    (07-May-2007)
    But promising findings need to be replicated elsewhere, experts say

  • Certain ACE Inhibitors Cut Elderly Dementia Risk
    (06-May-2007)
    Drugs able to cross blood-brain barrier cut mental decline by 50%, study found

  • Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow
    (04-May-2007)
    Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

  • Dieting Usually Healthy for Older Adults: Study
    (04-May-2007)
    Physical function is unaffected by typical weight loss, researchers say

  • Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow
    (04-May-2007)
    Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

  • Higher White Blood Cell Count May Boost Death Risk
    (04-May-2007)
    45-year study shows a link, especially with heart disease

  • Strategy Could Put Brakes on Alzheimer's
    (03-May-2007)
    In mice, lowering levels of a brain protein kept memory alert

  • Drinking Alcohol Shrinks the Brain
    (02-May-2007)
    Even moderate consumption reduced brain volume, study found

  • 'Healthy Bones' Shot Could Cut Women's Fracture Risk
    (02-May-2007)
    Once-a-year injection might replace pills, study suggests

  • Why Calorie Restriction Might Prolong Life
    (02-May-2007)
    Study revolves around gene that controls response to dietary restrictions

  • Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's
    (01-May-2007)
    Dementia 30% more common in those with long exposures, researchers say

  • High Calcium, Vitamin D Intake May Harm Aging Brain
    (01-May-2007)
    Rising levels were associated with larger brain lesions, study found

  • U.S. Arthritis Numbers, Costs Soaring
    (27-Apr-2007)
    One in five adults is now affected, costing $81 billion annually, report finds

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Help Aging Brain
    (26-Apr-2007)
    Major 10-year study of older women shows no differences

  • Emergency Care Lacking for Patients Over 90
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Too often, doctors don't provide recommended heart attack treatments, study finds

  • Genes May Predict Elderly Blindness Risk
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Two mutations boost the odds for severe macular degeneration, study finds

  • Migraines May Boost Memory
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Unexpected finding shows sufferers' recall less prone to decline

  • Elderly Need to Watch Vitamin D Levels
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Too little from sun or food could boost risk for disability, study finds

  • Depression Can Increase Diabetes Risk
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Poor mood may lead to less exercise, worsening diet, researchers suspect

  • Health Tip: When the Elderly Should Stop Driving
    (20-Apr-2007)
    How to discuss the issue with a loved one

  • Brain Structure Changes Before Memory Loss: Study
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Scans reveal makeup altered about 4 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment

  • Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

  • Dementia Care Costs Worldwide Reach $315 Billion
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Aging populations will drive the number higher, underscoring need for more research into the disease

  • Radiation Therapy Benefits Elderly Brain Cancer Patients
    (11-Apr-2007)
    Finding underscores the need for more research of diseases that will affect an aging population

  • Fish Oils Delay Cognitive Decline, Studies Find
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Omega-3 fatty acids also protected against loss of verbal fluency

  • Health Tip: Brain Health
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Keep your mind sharp as you age

  • Diabetes May Lead to Precursor of Alzheimer's
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Consequences could be huge, given the epidemic of the blood-sugar disease

  • T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

  • It's Hip to Live Past 100
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Staying active, current may be key to centenarian's success, survey finds

  • Older Men's Sleep Affects Testosterone Levels
    (02-Apr-2007)
    Impact on health remains unclear, scientists say

  • Common Gene Defect Raises Stroke Risk
    (28-Mar-2007)
    One in four northern Europeans carries the variant, researchers say

  • Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk
    (24-Mar-2007)
    Doctors need to pay more attention to patients' mental health, study suggests

  • More Seniors Suffering Spinal Cord Injury
    (23-Mar-2007)
    Falls are a major cause of the increase, U.S. study finds

  • More Than 5 Million Americans Now Have Alzheimer's
    (20-Mar-2007)
    Finding confirms predictions that the disease could reach epidemic proportions as population ages

  • Drug Shields Parkinson's Patients Against Fracture
    (19-Mar-2007)
    Risedronate counters inactivity-linked weakening of bone, study finds

  • Eating Disorders: A Midlife Crisis for Some Women
    (18-Mar-2007)
    More middle-age women are seeking treatment for anorexia and bulimia

  • U.S. Faces Shortage of Cancer Doctors: Report
    (14-Mar-2007)
    An aging population will put real strain on oncology care, experts say

  • Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix
    (09-Mar-2007)
    People with the three conditions are 30% more likely to die, study finds

  • Weekends Worst Time for Stroke
    (08-Mar-2007)
    Short-term death rate was 14% higher than on weekdays, Canadian study finds

  • Most American Seniors Live With Chronic Disease
    (08-Mar-2007)
    More needs to be done to encourage exercise, healthy eating, CDC report says

  • Intimate Partner Abuse Affects Broad Spectrum of Ages
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Study finds 4% of women aged 65 and older reported mistreatment within past 5 years

  • Intimate Partner Abuse Affects Broad Spectrum of Ages
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Study finds 4% of women aged 65 and older reported mistreatment within past 5 years

  • Health Tip: Sleep Disturbances Among the Elderly
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Here are some common causes

  • Disaster Victims Need Help Taking Pills as Prescribed
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Hurricane Katrina evacuees faced medication shortages, study found

  • Pilot Study Questions Wisdom of Mandatory Retirement
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Crewmen over 60 performed better, not worse, with time, study found

  • Experts Offer Dos and Don'ts of Walk-In Clinic Care
    (24-Feb-2007)
    Geriatrics Society puts out checklist on using these retail medical centers

  • 'Off-Pump' Bypass Won't Prevent Post-Op Mental Decline
    (20-Feb-2007)
    Cognition levels were similar to patients who'd used heart-lung machine, study found

  • 'Plasma' Technique a New Wrinkle-Fighter
    (20-Feb-2007)
    Device improves appearance with faster healing time, study suggests

  • Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
    (19-Feb-2007)
    American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

  • Ageless Fatherhood? Maybe Not
    (18-Feb-2007)
    A man's biological clock ticks, too, researchers are discovering

  • Older Patients Shouldn't Delay Spinal Surgery: Study
    (16-Feb-2007)
    Complication risks rise substantially after age 69, experts say

  • Religious Faith May Speed Stroke Recovery
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Belief, sense of community may improve coping skills, researchers say

  • Illness Linked to Eye Trouble Costs Medicare Billions
    (13-Feb-2007)
    Rates of depression, injury rise as eyesight declines, study finds

  • Experts Offer Free Back Pain Advice Feb. 15
    (11-Feb-2007)
    Hotline focuses on preventing, easing pain in middle age

  • Age Brings More Fat, Less Muscle
    (10-Feb-2007)
    And all that extra fat can spur disease, researchers say

  • Loneliness Could Boost Alzheimer's Risk
    (06-Feb-2007)
    The exact link remains unclear, researchers say

  • Power-Boosting Protein in Muscle Declines With Age
    (06-Feb-2007)
    That's why even fit older people may need to work harder to stay slim, study says

  • Health Tip: Postpone Alzheimer's?
    (31-Jan-2007)
    Activities that may delay its onset

  • Exercise Has No Impact on Knee Osteoarthritis
    (31-Jan-2007)
    Affected older people can safely keep active, study confirms

  • Brain Stents Could Give Aging Minds a Boost
    (30-Jan-2007)
    Better blood flow appears to improve mental function, research shows

  • Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients
    (26-Jan-2007)
    Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

  • 'Couch Potato' Lifestyle Helps Drive Diabetes
    (26-Jan-2007)
    Lack of exercise ups the risk for the disease, study finds

  • Looking for a Longer Life? Win a Nobel Prize
    (25-Jan-2007)
    Study finds laureates gain almost 2 years time, not to mention the lofty social status

  • Looking for a Longer Life? Win a Nobel Prize
    (25-Jan-2007)
    Study finds laureates gain almost 2 years time, not to mention the lofty social status

  • Repeat Bone Density Scans Not as Useful as Thought
    (23-Jan-2007)
    Their ability to predict fractures in postmenopausal women is questionable, study finds

  • Active Minds May Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
    (23-Jan-2007)
    Mouse study shows first biological evidence for the theory

  • Bone Fracture a Real Danger for Older Men
    (23-Jan-2007)
    One fracture triples their odds for a second fracture, new study shows

  • Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

  • The Rewards and Demands of Caring for an Aging Parent
    (21-Jan-2007)
    While the challenge can be daunting, the payoff can be great, experts say

  • Folic Acid Boosts Cognition in Older Adults
    (19-Jan-2007)
    Study finding is latest word in debate over the nutrient's merits

  • The Good, the Bad and the Furry
    (17-Jan-2007)
    The emotional benefits of pet ownership can be significant, experts say

  • Anesthetic Linked to Alzheimer's Risk
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Researchers found evidence of neuron death and beta-amyloid plaques after use of isoflurane

  • Study Debunks Sedative's Link to Hip Fractures in Elderly
    (15-Jan-2007)
    State controls on benzodiazepine use did not alter injury rates, researchers find

  • Growth Hormone No 'Magic Bullet' for Aging
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Its side effects can be dangerous, researchers say

  • Prostate Surgery Is Viable Option for Older Men
    (12-Jan-2007)
    No need to withhold the choice for patients in their 70s, research suggests

  • Outcomes Improve for Pancreatic Surgery Patients Over 65
    (12-Jan-2007)
    New techniques, earlier detection point to better quality of life, study says

  • End-of-Life Caregiving Is Rewarding But Challenging
    (12-Jan-2007)
    And the task typically falls to relatives, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Low Testosterone in Men
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Low sex drive is a common symptom

  • Doctors Rarely Note Sleep Problems of Elderly
    (11-Jan-2007)
    Study finds physicians reported complaints in patient charts only 19% of the time

  • Gene Posing Risk for Alzheimer's Doesn't Affect Mental Aging
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Carriers and non-carriers of APOE4 tested normally between ages 20 and 64, study finds

  • Folic Acid May Slow Age-Related Hearing Loss
    (09-Jan-2007)
    However, the benefit seen in a study isn't significant, experts say

  • Health Tip: Prevent Wrinkles
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Help keep your skin young and healthy

  • Higher Folate Levels May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Association, while modest, is linked to lower levels of amino acid homocysteine in blood

  • Lifestyle, Genes Join to Boost Risk for Blindness in Elderly
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Smoking, obesity among modifiable factors linked to age-related macular degeneration

  • Uric Acid Blood Check a Marker for Dementia
    (02-Jan-2007)
    Simple test spots cognitive decline, researchers say

  • New Year, New Goal to Get Healthy
    (01-Jan-2007)
    Experts offer tips on keeping that get-fit resolution

  • Resolve to Exercise Your Brain
    (01-Jan-2007)
    10 steps will help you stay sharp as you age, experts say

  • Gene-Altered Mouse a Boon to Rheumatoid Arthritis Research
    (29-Dec-2006)
    Animal model closely mirrors disease progression in humans, experts say

  • Balance Training Better Than Tai-Chi for Older Adults
    (27-Dec-2006)
    Increased mobility may also cut risk of falls, study finds

  • Longevity Gene Also Keeps the Mind Sharp
    (26-Dec-2006)
    It acts on HDL cholesterol in the blood, study finds

  • Stroke Incidence Has Declined for 50 Years
    (26-Dec-2006)
    But, 30-day mortality rate has decreased significantly only for men, study finds

  • Keep a Close Watch on Those Holiday Blues
    (25-Dec-2006)
    Depression in older relatives just as treatable as any other form, expert says

  • Stem Cell Loss in Aging Brain May Bring Poorer Memory
    (22-Dec-2006)
    Rat study also suggests new treatments for Alzheimer's, experts say

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Dementia
    (21-Dec-2006)
    It's more than just memory loss

  • Invega Approved for Schizophrenia
    (20-Dec-2006)
    But drug shouldn't be given to some elderly patients

  • Brain-Training Keeps Age-Linked Mental Decline at Bay
    (19-Dec-2006)
    'Cognitive intervention' helps healthy seniors stay sharp, study suggests

  • Treatment Beats Watchful Waiting for Older Prostate Cancer Patients
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Death rate was 31 percent lower in group that got surgery or radiation, study says

  • Many at High Risk Don't Get Flu Shot
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Getting the word out to vulnerable groups is key, survey finds

  • Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

  • Protein 'Fingerprint' Could Spot Alzheimer's in Living Patients
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Right now, a true diagnosis comes only after death, researchers note

  • Vision Problems Among Those Over 40 Costly
    (11-Dec-2006)
    Report finds U.S. price tag tops $35 billion a year

  • Restricting Calories Boosts the Immune System
    (08-Dec-2006)
    And that may be a key to a longer life, study with monkeys suggests

  • NSAID Use May Hinder Vaccine Effectiveness
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Study finds production of antibodies compromised, especially in elderly

  • Hospitals Continue to Implement Palliative Care Programs
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Continuing trend shows nearly double the number in recent years

  • Cats Can Get Alzheimer's: Study
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Watching the disease's progress in felines could help humans, experts say

  • Private Plans Boost Medicare Spending
    (01-Dec-2006)
    Medicare Advantage cost the agency an extra $5.2 billion in 2005, research shows

  • Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Normal Aging of Breast Tissue
    (27-Nov-2006)
    As milk ducts regress, malignancy risk fades, study finds

  • Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise
    (27-Nov-2006)
    How much should you do?

  • Uneven Leg Length May Boost Arthritis Risk
    (24-Nov-2006)
    Condition is more frequent when one leg is slightly longer than the other, study finds

  • Counseling Helps Dementia Caregivers and Patients Alike
    (21-Nov-2006)
    Studies found quality-of-life improvements when assistance was given

  • Counseling Helps Dementia Caregivers and Patients Alike
    (21-Nov-2006)
    Studies found quality-of-life improvements when assistance was given

  • Living to Be 100 May Depend on Mom
    (20-Nov-2006)
    The younger your mother, the better your odds of extreme longevity, study finds

  • Exercise Key to Seniors' Independence: Study
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Even moderate workouts kept elderly walking on their own

  • Occupational Therapy Helps Those With Dementia
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Improvement was seen in both patients and their caregivers, study says

  • 10% of Americans Struggle With Chronic Pain
    (15-Nov-2006)
    And one in four adults suffered a daylong bout of pain in past month, report found

  • Arm Workouts Get Heart Patients' Legs Moving
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Table-top exercise can help those with arterial disease, study finds

  • Pharmacy Program Helps Elderly Take Their Meds
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Compliance rates rose from 61 percent to 96 percent, study found

  • Study Highlights Older Women's Bone Risk
    (12-Nov-2006)
    Depression, lowered bone density boost odds for fracture

  • Jet Lag Shortens Life Span of Older Mice
    (07-Nov-2006)
    Sleep interruptions may pose health risks for humans, too

  • Lowering Body Temperature Extends Life Spans of Mice
    (02-Nov-2006)
    Results were attained without dietary restriction, but some question study's conclusions

  • Exercise Could Lower Age-Linked Eye Disease Risk
    (01-Nov-2006)
    More active types had fewer cases of severe age-related macular degeneration, study found

  • Falls Spell Health Danger for Elderly
    (29-Oct-2006)
    But simple steps can keep fractures at bay, experts say

  • Curry Ingredient May Help Fight Alzheimer's
    (27-Oct-2006)
    Curcumin spurs immune cells to 'eat up' brain plaques, early study shows

  • Proper Care Prevents Deep Vein Clots in Elderly
    (27-Oct-2006)
    These leg clots can move to the lung and prove fatal, experts say

  • Cold Virus Might Harm Long-Term Memory
    (26-Oct-2006)
    Nervous system infection by a family of pathogens may 'chip away' at cognition, researchers say

  • Testosterone Could Keep Older Men From Falls
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Low level of the hormone raised falling risk by 40%, study found

  • Vegetables May Boost Brain Power in Older Adults
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Study found leafy, green veggies, but not fruits, slowed cognitive decline

  • Older Women Not Getting Proper Breast Cancer Treatment
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Study cites need for better diagnoses and use of therapies

  • Trendy Hormone Treatments No Passage to Graceful Aging
    (18-Oct-2006)
    They did little to improve quality of life, study of seniors finds

  • Marijuana-Like Compound May Slow Alzheimer's
    (18-Oct-2006)
    And the club drug Ecstasy is giving scientists clues to Parkinson's disease

  • Obesity Boosts Complications From Sleep Apnea Surgery
    (17-Oct-2006)
    Other risk factors include more severe disease, concurrent surgeries, study finds

  • You Can't Burn Too Much Energy
    (13-Oct-2006)
    Research disproves theory that physical activity may actually decrease lifespan

  • Prozac May Protect Against Osteoporosis
    (13-Oct-2006)
    The depression drug boosted bone mass in animal study

  • Arthritis Self-Care May Not Work
    (13-Oct-2006)
    Programs lessen anxiety but not symptoms, study finds

  • Hearing, Vision Loss Go Hand in Hand With Aging
    (11-Oct-2006)
    Australian study finds common risk factors contribute to both conditions

  • Gain Weight, Lose Brain Power?
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Study links added pounds to slightly poorer cognition

  • Alzheimer's Caregivers Often Get Poor Sleep
    (09-Oct-2006)
    Study finds this can greatly impact older people's health

  • 'Mediterranean' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk
    (09-Oct-2006)
    Omega-3 fatty acid supplements might also help, another study shows

  • 'Coaching' Care Can Help Cut Medical Costs
    (08-Oct-2006)
    Study finds transitional aides encourage patients to take charge of treatments and wallets

  • Behavioral Therapy Gets Sleepless Seniors Snoozing
    (06-Oct-2006)
    More than 70 percent benefited from just two sessions, researchers say

  • Cola Raises Women's Osteoporosis Risk
    (06-Oct-2006)
    Caffeine might be the culprit, experts say

  • Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Some people are at higher risk

  • Abnormal Protein Linked to 2 Neurological Diseases
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Finding offers hope for treatment of Lou Gehrig's disease and frontotemporal dementia

  • New Drug May Reverse Age-Linked Vision Loss
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Lucentis brought improvement, experts say, but a cheaper drug may work just as well

  • Older Women at Risk of Sleeptime Leg-Movement Disorder
    (03-Oct-2006)
    Syndrome can cause frequent awakenings and impact health, experts say

  • Diverticulitis Showing Up in Young, Obese Adults
    (01-Oct-2006)
    An illness typical in patients over 50 is now being seen in those in their 20s, experts say

  • Blood Pressure Is Focus of New Web Site
    (30-Sep-2006)
    Advice for seniors details risk factors and prevention of the 'silent killer'

  • Higher Education Boosts Knee, Hip Replacement Rate
    (28-Sep-2006)
    Better-educated patients more willing to try the surgery, study finds

  • Post-Stroke Depression Undertreated
    (28-Sep-2006)
    Only 1 in 5 patients get antidepressants, study finds

  • New Formula Predicts Osteoporosis Fracture Risk
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Called the FRISK score, it's accurate 75 percent of the time, study finds

  • Restricted Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's
    (24-Sep-2006)
    Low-calorie intake influenced a variety of age-related diseases in monkey study

  • Planning for Health Care in Your Retirement
    (21-Sep-2006)
    Start saving now because it's more costly than you might think

  • Brand-Name Drug Prices Still Rise Faster Than Inflation
    (19-Sep-2006)
    But cost of generics remains unchanged, AARP says

  • Early Memory Lapses Could Warn of Alzheimer's
    (13-Sep-2006)
    But detecting, treating sooner might also help slow the disease, experts say

  • Medicare Drug Plan Helps Patients Fight Cancer
    (12-Sep-2006)
    Despite fears to the contrary, it's widening access to drugs, study finds

  • Staring Down Father Time
    (08-Sep-2006)
    Boomers try head-to-toe rejuvenation techniques to maintain their bodies, self-image

  • AMA Seeks Delay in Medicare Payment Cuts
    (07-Sep-2006)
    Doctors would be forced to limit number of older patients, group contends

  • Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

  • Home Visits Cut Death Risk for Seniors
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Swedish study finds health worker interventions cut mortality rate in half

  • 60: The New 45
    (30-Aug-2006)
    Many healthy Boomers are rejecting the notion of graceful retirement in later life

  • Older Surgeons Not Necessarily Better
    (30-Aug-2006)
    Key factor is number of procedures performed, study finds

  • Daily Aspirin Helps Prevent Enlarged Prostate
    (30-Aug-2006)
    Other NSAID painkillers did the same, study found

  • U.S. Health Care Extending Lives, Saving Money
    (30-Aug-2006)
    But study suggests this trend may not continue

  • Age-Linked Vision Loss May Depend on Genes
    (28-Aug-2006)
    DNA can pinpoint those at highest risk, scientists say

  • Many Polio Survivors Faring Well
    (24-Aug-2006)
    Illness' long-term effects may not be as severe as feared, study finds

  • Research on Mice Hints at Alzheimer's Treatment
    (24-Aug-2006)
    Approach aims to rid brain cells of dangerous proteins

  • Few Studies Done on Preventing Bed Sores
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Canadian report finds meager treatment evaluations for common ailment costing billions

  • Obesity Driving Medicare Costs Higher
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Spending soars as more people join up with diabetes, heart disease, experts say

  • Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

  • Health Tip: Seniors Tend to Bruise Easily
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Sun damage and age weaken the veins

  • Strokes May Follow 'Body Clock'
    (18-Aug-2006)
    They usually strike in morning or early evening, study finds

  • Pain Specialists Put Spotlight on Shingles
    (17-Aug-2006)
    Most Americans know little about this common, painful condition

  • Many Americans Say They Get Poor Health Care
    (17-Aug-2006)
    And survey finds most believe the system needs an overhaul

  • Killer Heat Waves Do Discriminate
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Elderly who live in threatening, rundown areas most vulnerable, study suggests

  • More Money Equals Less Disability: Study
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Income matters even within the middle class, researchers say

  • Yellow Pigment in Veggies Protects Against Eye Disease
    (15-Aug-2006)
    Carotenoids in corn, squash and leafy greens cuts risk of age-related vision loss in older women

  • Skin Test Could Detect Alzheimer's Disease Early
    (14-Aug-2006)
    Researchers working on a simple analysis that could be done in a doctor's office or outpatient clinic

  • Exercise Smartens Up the Aging Brain
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Review of the data finds activity keeps mental decline at bay

  • Stress Can Shrink and Age Your Brain
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Effects range from memory problems to cell damage linked to aging, studies say

  • 100-Plus and Loving It
    (10-Aug-2006)
    U.S. survey finds many centenarians healthy, happy

  • Older and Cranky May Mean Smarter
    (10-Aug-2006)
    Study suggests that personality predictors for intelligence change as you age

  • U.S. Nursing Home Care Found Wanting
    (07-Aug-2006)
    Too many facilities are falling short of their obligations, survey says

  • U.S. Nursing Home Care Found Wanting
    (07-Aug-2006)
    Too many facilities are falling short of their obligations, survey says

  • Sleep Apnea Increases Stroke Risk in Elderly
    (03-Aug-2006)
    But therapies exist to treat the condition, researchers report

  • Medicare Drug Plan Still Fuels Dissatisfaction
    (01-Aug-2006)
    And more work is needed to reach seniors who haven't signed up yet, researchers say

  • More Than Half of Elderly Report Sleep Problems
    (31-Jul-2006)
    But simple lifestyle changes can improve rest, researcher says

  • Heat-Related Deaths in U.S. on the Rise
    (29-Jul-2006)
    Toll tops 150 as California reports 132 fatalities, mostly elderly

  • Diet and Exercise: The Real Fountains of Youth
    (28-Jul-2006)
    Yet society has to do more to encourage healthy lifestyles for older people, experts say

  • Menopausal Drop in Hormones May Boost Arthritis Risk
    (27-Jul-2006)
    Women with the lowest levels were more likely to get knee trouble, study found

  • Actress Diahann Carroll Helps Launch Breast Cancer Web Site
    (25-Jul-2006)
    Education effort aims to dispel common myths about the disease

  • Estrogen Levels May Influence Men's Alzheimer's Risk
    (24-Jul-2006)
    They carry small amounts of the hormone throughout their lives, experts note

  • Study Reveals How Fish Oils Help the Heart
    (24-Jul-2006)
    They contribute to better regulation of electrical activity

  • Head Online for Advice on Heart Attack
    (22-Jul-2006)
    New U.S. National Institutes of Health Web site is aimed at seniors

  • Elderly Gain Little From Flu Shot: Studies
    (20-Jul-2006)
    Vaccination most effective for those in nursing homes, experts say

  • Exercise Works Wonders in Middle Age
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Study finds big heart benefits for folks 40 and older

  • Alzheimer's Patch Could Replace Pills
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Delivering Exelon via the skin easier on patients, caregivers, study finds

  • Subtle, Deadly Form of Heart Failure on the Rise
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Standard heart-pumping measurements won't pick up 'diastolic' form of the disease

  • Diabetes a Major Risk Factor for Glaucoma
    (18-Jul-2006)
    In study, two-thirds of cases show links to the blood-sugar disorder

  • Gene May be Key to Age-Linked Vision Loss
    (18-Jul-2006)
    Carriers have 11-fold higher risk of macular degeneration, study found

  • Age No Barrier to Heart Valve Surgery
    (17-Jul-2006)
    New findings show the procedure is now much safer for elderly patients

  • Researchers Map Out Early Steps to Alzheimer's
    (17-Jul-2006)
    After memory loss, decision and attention next affected, they say

  • Drug Slows Pre-Alzheimer's Brain Shrinkage
    (17-Jul-2006)
    But Aricept's effects were minor, and the disease will progress, researchers say

  • Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable
    (17-Jul-2006)
    Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

  • Global Bill for Alzheimer's Nears Quarter-Trillion Dollars
    (16-Jul-2006)
    Costs could overwhelm nations' health-care systems, experts say

  • Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

  • Living Alone Boosts Heart Risk
    (13-Jul-2006)
    Solitary seniors, especially, had much greater odds of heart attack, study found

  • High Humidity May Be Linked to Heart-Attack Risk
    (13-Jul-2006)
    But researchers say the findings are far from definitive

  • Melanoma Education Protects Patients' Siblings
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Brothers, sisters of people with skin cancer are at much higher odds for the disease, experts say

  • Lack of Personal Assistance Workers Could Threaten Elderly
    (11-Jul-2006)
    America's aging population may run out of in-home help, study warns

  • Any Level of Physical Activity Helps Prolong Life
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Going to the gym or running errands, it's all heart-healthy, study finds

  • Performance Measures May Lead to Overuse of Antibiotics
    (10-Jul-2006)
    One in five elderly patients gets the drugs before pneumonia diagnosis, study suggests

  • Spinal Fluid Protein Could Predict Alzheimer's
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Spotting the disease in midlife might be key to slowing or preventing it, experts say

  • Research Points to Alzheimer's Blood Test
    (06-Jul-2006)
    When effective drugs arrive, early detection will be key, experts say

  • Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD
    (05-Jul-2006)
    About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

  • Holocaust Survivors at Higher Long-Term Cancer Risk
    (30-Jun-2006)
    The deprivation they faced is probably to blame, researchers say

  • Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease, Death
    (30-Jun-2006)
    Developing the type 2 form of the illness is like aging 15 years, researchers say

  • Magnetic Therapy May Help Stroke Recovery
    (29-Jun-2006)
    Pulses into the brain improved motor function in small study

  • B-Vitamins Won't Prevent Alzheimer's
    (28-Jun-2006)
    Finding a disappointment after research had suggested they might help

  • Memory Lapses May Herald Early Alzheimer's
    (27-Jun-2006)
    But many seniors may function just fine despite brain changes, experts say

  • Late-Life Job Loss Raises Heart Attack Risk
    (22-Jun-2006)
    Older workers could benefit from stress reduction after layoffs, researchers say

  • Mutant Gene May Help Cause Abnormal Heartbeat
    (21-Jun-2006)
    The finding could explain many cases of atrial fibrillation

  • Hormones May Hold Clues to Healthy Aging
    (21-Jun-2006)
    Studies suggest adjusting them may help extend youth, but one expert urged caution

  • New Heart Guidelines Add Exercise to Healthy Diet
    (19-Jun-2006)
    This combo is the best route to cardiovascular health, American Heart Association says

  • Experts Predict Hip-Fracture Epidemic
    (16-Jun-2006)
    Better nutrition, treatment now could prevent global crisis, they say

  • With Age Comes Wisdom... and Happiness
    (16-Jun-2006)
    Survey finds older folks report a higher level of contentedness

  • Extra Wrinkles a Bad Sign for Smokers
    (14-Jun-2006)
    They may point to a heightened risk for lung disease, study suggests

  • Asthma Drugs May Boost Cataract Risk for Elderly
    (12-Jun-2006)
    Researchers urge caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroids

  • Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug
    (11-Jun-2006)
    U.S. study follows on good results from China

  • Fewer Calories May Mean Longer Life
    (08-Jun-2006)
    Just a little less food each day may slow aging, rat study shows

  • Genetic Quality of Sperm Deteriorates as Men Age
    (06-Jun-2006)
    Defects heighten risks of disorders such as schizophrenia and dwarfism, study suggests

  • Many Ex-NFL Linemen at Risk for Heart Disease
    (05-Jun-2006)
    More likely to have enlarged hearts, metabolic syndrome than retired non-linemen, studies find

  • Chemo Helps Elderly Lung Cancer Patients, Too
    (03-Jun-2006)
    Study found treatment just as safe and effective for those over 65

  • Caregiver Factors Linked to Patient's Dementia Symptoms
    (02-Jun-2006)
    Patients cared for by younger, depressed caregivers at more risk, study found

  • Seniors Who Don't Drive More Likely to Require Care
    (01-Jun-2006)
    Being tethered to the home may put elderly at risk, study suggests

  • One Embryo During IVF Works Well in Older Women
    (01-Jun-2006)
    They had as much success with fertility procedure as younger women did, study notes

  • One-Third of U.S. Adults Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic
    (26-May-2006)
    And nearly 30% of diabetics remain undiagnosed, study finds

  • 'Free Radical' Molecules May Help Drive Brain Illnesses
    (25-May-2006)
    The finding could boost Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease research, experts say

  • High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu
    (24-May-2006)
    A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

  • Colonoscopy Benefits Last Longer Than Thought
    (23-May-2006)
    Study finds the screen may protect more than the recommended 10-year interval

  • Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure
    (22-May-2006)
    Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

  • Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure
    (22-May-2006)
    Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

  • First Signs of Dementia May Be Physical
    (22-May-2006)
    Problems with balance, strength might portend Alzheimer's, study suggests

  • Elderly Brains Benefit From Stable Blood Pressure
    (17-May-2006)
    Study suggests treatment should be more aggressive in very old

  • Health Tip: Prevent Osteoporosis
    (16-May-2006)
    Start taking care of your bones

  • Genes May Be Key to Hearing Loss
    (16-May-2006)
    A group on chromosome 3 may influence ear trouble in young and old, study finds

  • Walking Test Helps Predict Lifespan
    (15-May-2006)
    Elderly who quickly walk a quarter-mile live healthier, longer, study shows

  • Medicare Drug Plan Gets Mixed Reviews as Deadline Arrives
    (15-May-2006)
    Monday is last day most seniors can sign up to Part D without penalty

  • It's Not Your Daughter's Health Club Anymore
    (14-May-2006)
    The 55-plus crowd is the fastest-growing segment of gym members in the United States

  • Brain Shows Signs of Alzheimer's Onset
    (10-May-2006)
    Changes in autopsied tissue give researchers clues to early disease

  • 37 Million Americans Now Have Medicare Drug Benefit
    (10-May-2006)
    Low-income beneficiaries can enroll after May 15 deadline without penalty, U.S. says

  • Collaborative Care Best for Alzheimer's
    (09-May-2006)
    Improvements noted in patients and their caregivers, study says

  • Experts Issue New Stroke-Prevention Guidelines
    (05-May-2006)
    Bottom line for patients: Stay healthy, get checked often

  • Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Be Needed in Older Men
    (03-May-2006)
    They will often die of some other cause, study suggests

  • Key Factors Spur Older Cancer Patients to Quit Chemo
    (03-May-2006)
    Colon cancer study cites frailty, lack of support as important to this decision

  • Americans Less Healthy Than the British
    (02-May-2006)
    Study finds gap despite higher U.S. incomes, more money spent on health care

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Nursing Home
    (01-May-2006)
    How to find the right one

  • Lack of Estrogen Linked to Hip Fractures in Men
    (01-May-2006)
    Those with low levels of the hormone face three times the risk, study finds

  • The Brain: Waste Not, Want Not
    (30-Apr-2006)
    Mentally challenging tasks can keep you sharp as you age, experts say

  • Full Social Lives May Protect Against Alzheimer's
    (28-Apr-2006)
    Socially active elderly suffered less neurological damage, study found

  • Blood Clots From Heart Associated With Dementia
    (28-Apr-2006)
    British study finds a high incidence of cerebral emboli in such cases

  • Sally Field Brings Osteoporosis to Center Stage
    (21-Apr-2006)
    'Norma Rae' star takes on another fight, this time for bone health

  • Elderly Cancer Survivors at Disability Risk
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Study finds women who beat the disease were less able to perform daily tasks

  • Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

  • Health Tip: Preventing Falls
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Keeping the elderly on their feet

  • Younger Moms' Kids Get Longevity Edge
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Children of women under 25 twice as likely to live to 100, study finds

  • Needling Away Wrinkles
    (16-Apr-2006)
    Facial acupuncture gives Botox a run for its money, advocates say

  • Moderate Drinking Not Safe for All
    (13-Apr-2006)
    Older men with specific medical conditions may want to abstain, study suggests

  • Obesity Plus Arthritis Disabling for Older Women
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Findings don't bode well for an aging and increasingly obese population

  • Age-Related Vision Trouble May Be Tied to Memory Problems
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Study finds an association, but no definite proof

  • Stroke May Trigger Memory Trouble
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Decline can happen in the absence of other cognitive problems, such as dementia, researchers note

  • Brand-Name Drug Prices Still Outpace Inflation
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Generic drug costs down a bit, AARP survey finds

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

  • Doctors Should Heed Patients' Memory Complaints
    (05-Apr-2006)
    They may sometimes -- but not always -- be a harbinger of Alzheimer's, study finds

  • Arthritis Care Falls Short for the Elderly
    (04-Apr-2006)
    A big problem is failure to warn of painkillers' side effects, study says

  • Health Tip: If a Family Member Has Alzheimer's
    (30-Mar-2006)
    How a loved one can remain happy and active

  • Impaired Thinking Boosts Elderly Falling Risk
    (30-Mar-2006)
    Cognition may be key to safe walking, study shows

  • Too Many Ignore Symptoms of Mini-Stroke
    (30-Mar-2006)
    Only 1 in 10 sought emergency treatment in British study

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Saving Lives
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Study finds big drop in infection-linked death in hospitalized patients

  • Research Brings New Insight Into Joint Health
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Two compounds act as lubricants that help prevent arthritis

  • Loneliness Boosts Blood Pressure in Older Adults
    (28-Mar-2006)
    It may equal obesity as a risk factor for hypertension, researchers say

  • Older Smokers More Likely to Quit for Good
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Their rate of relapse is half that of younger puffers

  • Urinary Incontinence May Bring Depression
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Women with the disorder face twice the risk, study finds

  • Joint Replacement Demand Could Mean Long Wait Times
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Millions of knees, hips will need replacing, with too few surgeons

  • Alzheimer's May Be Diabetes-Like Illness
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Rats without insulin in brain developed symptoms, researchers report

  • Preparation Brings Better Hip Replacement Outcomes
    (23-Mar-2006)
    Medical exams, physical conditioning can help, studies show

  • Ankle Fracture Surgery Helps All Ages
    (23-Mar-2006)
    Older patients fared well, but may need more intensive rehab, experts say

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Not Without Risks
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Age and type of surgery seem to be the key factors, study finds

  • Enzyme Slows Alzheimer's Disease
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Natural chemical blocks build-up of 'plaques and tangles' in brain

  • Denial, Stigma Delaying Alzheimer's Diagnoses
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Late diagnosis impedes access to drugs that could help slow the disease, researchers warn

  • Gene, Smoking Combo Boosts Risk of Elderly Vision Loss
    (20-Mar-2006)
    Specific mutation raises chances of age-related macular degeneration

  • U.S. Prisons Not Safe for the Aged: Study
    (20-Mar-2006)
    Changes must be made as jailed population grows older, experts say

  • Soaps, Talk Shows May Dull Aging Brains
    (20-Mar-2006)
    Daytime TV drama linked to poorer cognition in older women, study finds

  • Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly
    (20-Mar-2006)
    State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

  • Longer Drug Therapy Helps Bone Marrow Disease Patients
    (17-Mar-2006)
    'Maintenance' treatment with decitabine may improve MDS outcomes, study finds

  • When Caregivers Need Care
    (16-Mar-2006)
    Report cites urgency to help growing number of Americans tending to ailing loved ones

  • Health Tip: In Men, It's Called Andropause
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Part of the natural aging process

  • Depressed Elderly Need Ongoing Care
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Many older patients will relapse after treatment ends, study finds

  • Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

  • Drug Eases Bone Marrow Cancer Burden
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Decitabine boosts quality of life for MDS patients, study finds

  • Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

  • Pessimistic View on Aging Could Harm Hearing
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Elderly who view poor hearing as part of aging may not seek care, researchers say

  • Bad Neighborhoods May Be Disabling
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Dirty, noisy surroundings triple risk for disability, study finds

  • Rural Elderly Turn to Alternative Remedies
    (09-Mar-2006)
    North Carolinans use folk medicines for prevention, not cure

  • America's Seniors Healthier, Wealthier Than Ever Before
    (09-Mar-2006)
    New report finds illness declining, while education and wealth levels rising

  • Depression May Help Spur Mental Decline
    (08-Mar-2006)
    One out of five depressed seniors showed evidence of impairment, study found

  • Air Pollution Ups Hospitalizations in Seniors
    (07-Mar-2006)
    Cardiovascular, respiratory troubles increase, study finds

  • No Pending Physician Shortage: Study
    (07-Mar-2006)
    Better use of existing doctors will meet nation's needs

  • Genes May Hold Key to Elderly Vision Loss
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Scientists spot DNA behind age-related macular degeneration

  • Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

  • Vascular Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Shorter Life Span
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Excess amounts of white matter may be sign of high blood pressure, study says

  • Age Influences Visual Perception
    (01-Mar-2006)
    MRI study suggests the young use incoming images differently than the old

  • Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Experimental compound stopped two disease-linked processes in mice

  • Arthritic Knees May Begin With Cartilage Loss
    (27-Feb-2006)
    Damaged meniscus seems to be key, study finds

  • Watch Out for Winter Health Woes
    (25-Feb-2006)
    Experts offer tips to safeguard elderly this season

  • Health Tip: Seniors Who Exercise
    (24-Feb-2006)
    Here's how to prevent injury

  • Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers
    (23-Feb-2006)
    The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

  • Exercise, Learning Help Shield Against Alzheimer's
    (21-Feb-2006)
    New report lists factors that boost health of the aging brain

  • Health Tip: Exercise Is Good for You
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Even if you're elderly

  • Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack
    (20-Feb-2006)
    These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

  • Kids Can Be Key to Emergency Stroke Care
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Educating them on the warning signs could save lives, researchers say

  • Spouse's Hospitalization Can Take Heavy Toll
    (15-Feb-2006)
    Stress boosts death risk for healthy partner, study finds

  • Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Protect Older Women From Fracture
    (15-Feb-2006)
    Daily supplements won't shield this group from colon cancer, either, study finds

  • Health Tip: There's No Cure for Alzheimer's
    (09-Feb-2006)
    But drugs may help alleviate symptoms

  • Poor Mood May Mean Missed Check-ups
    (08-Feb-2006)
    Depressed elderly patients often forego important tests, experts say

  • Genes Play Major Role in Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (07-Feb-2006)
    Two other papers examine link to depression, and produce conflicting results

  • Health Tip: Stay Healthy After Menopause
    (06-Feb-2006)
    Be sure to get enough sleep, eat right

  • Can't Focus? Aging Brain May Be to Blame
    (06-Feb-2006)
    By middle age, neurological 'daydream' centers gain more control, researchers find

  • Spinal Fluid Molecules May Predict Alzheimer's Disease
    (06-Feb-2006)
    But some doctors wonder if test will work in ordinary medical practice

  • Heart Failure Rising In Older Americans
    (06-Feb-2006)
    But more are surviving longer with the disease, report finds

  • Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack
    (05-Feb-2006)
    New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

  • Chemotherapy Can Help Older Breast Cancer Patients, Too
    (02-Feb-2006)
    If they're healthy, they stand to gain from the treatment, new research finds

  • Blood Thinner Boosts Elderly Fracture Risk
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Long-term warfarin use increased the odds by 25 percent,study found

  • Innovative Therapy Helps Seniors Fight Depression
    (27-Jan-2006)
    Joint effort from a number of specialists brings lasting results, study finds

  • Gender, Ethnicity Sway Choices for End-of-Life Care
    (27-Jan-2006)
    Women tend to want more life-extending interventions than men, study finds

  • 'Facial Stimulators' Give No Lift
    (26-Jan-2006)
    'Electrostimulating' devices failed to rejuvenate faces, experts say

  • Timing May Be Key to Hormone Therapy
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Starting HRT near menopause may boost its heart-healthy effects, study suggests

  • Poor Planning Doomed Medicare Drug Plan Launch, Critics Charge
    (23-Jan-2006)
    But the agency disagrees, adding that current problems will ease soon

  • Many Europeans Don't Seek Help for Overactive Bladder
    (20-Jan-2006)
    Less than half affected say they'd see a doctor about the problem, survey finds

  • Spine-Repair Technique Comes With Risks
    (20-Jan-2006)
    Cementing vertebrae raises odds for fracture in adjacent areas, study finds

  • Many Aging Boomers Struggle With Insurance Concerns
    (20-Jan-2006)
    Low- and moderate-income people must often forgo treatments, report finds

  • Protein Predicts Kidney Trouble
    (19-Jan-2006)
    It could be a marker to help guide treatment, researchers say

  • Researchers Find Another Origin for Alzheimer's
    (19-Jan-2006)
    Illness may originate with dividing brain cells, they say

  • Age is Just a Number, Survey Finds
    (18-Jan-2006)
    Nine out of 10 Americans over 60 say they're 'aging successfully'

  • Scientists Close in on Alzheimer's Genes
    (17-Jan-2006)
    A locus on chromosome 10 appears to be a hot spot, researchers say

  • Low-Cal Diets: For the Young at Heart
    (17-Jan-2006)
    Nutritious, calorie-reduced eating slows cardiac aging, study finds

  • Diuretic May Ease Sleep Apnea
    (16-Jan-2006)
    Study of heart-failure patients found acetazolamide improved symptoms

  • Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Have Poorer Survival
    (16-Jan-2006)
    Their excess mortality isn't linked to other health woes, researchers note

  • Regular Exercise May Delay Alzheimer's
    (16-Jan-2006)
    And the most out-of-shape seniors may have the most to gain, researchers say

  • Gruff-f-f Love
    (13-Jan-2006)
    Visits from pets boost nursing-home residents' spirits, more than visits with people, study finds

  • Medicare Drug Benefit Won't Help All Equally
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Low-income seniors, blacks and Hispanics not receiving subsidies will save less, study finds

  • Older Minorities More Likely to Seek Home Remedies for Ills
    (05-Jan-2006)
    Study found black seniors three times more likely than whites to do so

  • Nutritional Supplements Aid Hospitalized Elderly
    (04-Jan-2006)
    But they don't benefit healthy seniors, study finds

  • Breakdown of Myelin May Lead to Alzheimer's
    (04-Jan-2006)
    If true, finding could translate into new treatments, study suggests

  • Elderly Alcoholics Get Equal Heart Attack Care
    (03-Jan-2006)
    They're just as likely to receive needed drugs and advice to quit smoking, study finds

  • Retirees Could Use Workplace Wellness Programs
    (02-Jan-2006)
    Study finds phone counseling and mailers could get them back

  • Seniors Can Beat Injury This Winter
    (01-Jan-2006)
    Hazards do rise, but a few easy steps can keep elderly safe this season

  • Healthy Aging: The 60s -- A New Beginning
    (30-Dec-2005)
    It's never too late to improve your health habits, experts advise

  • Healthy Aging: The 50s -- Time for Your Annual Checkup!
    (29-Dec-2005)
    Recommended screenings can be a lifesaver, experts say

  • Hot Weather Heats Up Blood Pressure
    (29-Dec-2005)
    For elderly, rising temperatures means rising hypertension, early study suggests

  • Healthy Aging: The 40s -- Middle-Aged, Mega-Stressed
    (28-Dec-2005)
    Simple steps can help you cope with everyday anxiety

  • Research Emphasizes Technology to Aid Elderly
    (28-Dec-2005)
    Tools include a pill dispenser that monitors use of medications

  • Health Tip: Have Difficulty Swallowing?
    (28-Dec-2005)
    See an ear-nose-and-throat doctor if it persists

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers
    (28-Dec-2005)
    But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

  • Healthy Lifestyles Pay Dividends Well Into Old Age
    (28-Dec-2005)
    Avoiding bad habits helps ward off ailments for people in their 80s, study finds

  • Heart Attack Drugs Often Misprescribed
    (27-Dec-2005)
    Powerful anti-clotting meds aren't adjusted for patient size, study finds

  • Healthy Aging: The 20s -- Building a Firm Foundation
    (26-Dec-2005)
    Proper diet and lots of exercise can help promote better health in your later years

  • 'Quilt to Remember' Honors Those Struggling With Alzheimer's
    (23-Dec-2005)
    Collective memorial will tour U.S. cities, Alzheimer's Foundation says

  • Health Tip: Enjoy Older Adulthood
    (22-Dec-2005)
    Maintain independence and keep a social network

  • Patients, Doctors Benefit From Pneumonia Guidelines
    (21-Dec-2005)
    Adhering to these practices allowed more patients to be treated at home, study found

  • Smoking Nearly Triples Risk of Age-Linked Vision Loss
    (21-Dec-2005)
    Odds of macular degeneration were also doubled for those living with smokers

  • Cochlear Implants Can Benefit the Elderly
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Age not a good yardstick for gauging who will benefit from the hearing devices, study finds

  • Attitude Is Everything in Old Age
    (19-Dec-2005)
    A sunny outlook trumps physical health in keeping folks independent, study finds

  • Fish Oil Fights Pollution-Linked Heart Trouble
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Study in elderly finds it helps stabilize cardiac regulation

  • Low Brain Estrogen May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk
    (19-Dec-2005)
    It could help explain why women are slightly more prone to the disease, researchers say

  • When the Holidays Bring On the Blues
    (18-Dec-2005)
    It's a sad season for many elderly, but friends and family can help

  • Human Epigenome Project Could Help Cure Disease
    (15-Dec-2005)
    Scientists push for a new effort to understand mechanisms that direct DNA

  • Huge Increase in Alzheimer's, Dementia Predicted
    (15-Dec-2005)
    Incidence will double in the U.S. and triple in developing countries by 2040, experts say

  • Heart Attack Gives Most Survivors a 'Second Chance'
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Yet many surveyed say they aren't doing enough to prevent a recurrence

  • Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers
    (08-Dec-2005)
    But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

  • Light Exercise Staves Off Heart Failure
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Rat study suggests moderate activity is safe and effective for patients

  • Sleep Apnea Boosts Stroke Risk
    (05-Dec-2005)
    Disordered nighttime breathing raises the odds fourfold, study finds

  • Watch Out for Winter Injury
    (03-Dec-2005)
    Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow

  • Protein Helps Spur Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (02-Dec-2005)
    The finding might lead to new drugs against the crippling disease

  • Alzheimer's Could Be Diabetes-like Illness, Study Suggests
    (30-Nov-2005)
    Brain insulin levels fall as the disease progresses

  • Older Antipsychotic Drugs No Safer Than New Ones
    (30-Nov-2005)
    arry warnings

  • Thyroid Trouble Raises Heart Risk
    (29-Nov-2005)
    Study finds increased odds of heart failure as thyroid fails

  • Rate of Serious Infection Rising Among Elderly
    (28-Nov-2005)
    CDC says hospitalizations due to infection rose 13 percent since 1990

  • Medicare's Drug Plan Hits the Road
    (23-Nov-2005)
    Vans will travel the country to help ease seniors' confusion

  • Heart Surgery Riskier for Those Over 80
    (22-Nov-2005)
    Doctors must weigh risks and benefits carefully, researchers conclude

  • Health Tip: If You Need a Walker
    (18-Nov-2005)
    Here's how to use one safely

  • Protein Test Gauges Heart Failure Risk
    (17-Nov-2005)
    High blood levels of NT-proBNP can signal danger, study finds

  • Brain Scan May Spot Alzheimer's Progression
    (15-Nov-2005)
    In the future, new technologies could identify who's at risk, researchers say

  • Common Heart Failure Test May Be Flawed
    (14-Nov-2005)
    New finding could change treatment for the condition

  • Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving
    (14-Nov-2005)
    But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

  • Exercise and Nutrition: The Real Fountains of Youth
    (11-Nov-2005)
    They can reduce your risk of problems like heart disease and dementia, experts say

  • Confusion Reigns as Medicare Drug Benefit Begins
    (11-Nov-2005)
    With enrollment starting Nov. 15, survey finds seniors misinformed about program

  • High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance
    (11-Nov-2005)
    Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

  • Bacterium, Gene Play Roles in Elderly Vision Loss
    (10-Nov-2005)
    Discovery gives new clues to age-related macular degeneration

  • Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials
    (08-Nov-2005)
    Most said they would allow the participation of an ill loved one

  • Study Shows New Role for HDL 'Good' Cholesterol
    (07-Nov-2005)
    It may be more important for older patients taking statin drugs

  • Experts Offer Free Memory Screenings Nov. 15
    (06-Nov-2005)
    It's all part of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

  • Chronic Cough More Than an Annoyance
    (02-Nov-2005)
    Study finds it can seriously lower quality of life

  • Shortness of Breath a Potential Sign of Heart Trouble
    (02-Nov-2005)
    It was a better indicator of cardiovascular risk than angina, study found

  • Women More Prone to Tobacco-Linked Colon Cancer
    (31-Oct-2005)
    And a second study finds colonoscopy safely benefits patients over 70

  • Anemia May Raise Elderly Death Risk
    (26-Oct-2005)
    Treating the common condition could extend lives, researchers say

  • Experts Alert Patients to Medication Errors
    (26-Oct-2005)
    It's U.S. Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week

  • Older Americans Are Growing Fitter...
    (25-Oct-2005)
    ... But poorer, less-educated elderly still struggle with disabilities, study finds

  • Younger Retirees Face Higher Death Rate
    (21-Oct-2005)
    Experts note health problems might explain trend

  • Anti-Aging Hormone Linked to Blood Calcium Regulation
    (20-Oct-2005)
    Lack of klotho may explain osteoporosis and other conditions of aging, study suggests

  • Alzheimer's Drugs Raise Death Risk
    (18-Oct-2005)
    But the increase is small and may not outweigh benefits, experts say

  • Childhood Stress May Cause Memory Problems Later in Life
    (12-Oct-2005)
    Study with rats focused on abuse or neglect of babies

  • Keeping an Eye on Stroke Risk
    (11-Oct-2005)
    Tiny aneurysms in retina help identify patients in danger, study finds

  • Colonscopy Not Advised for Sick Elderly
    (10-Oct-2005)
    Study finds its risks may outweigh potential benefits

  • Fish Fuels the Brain
    (10-Oct-2005)
    Eating it regularly seems to slow cognitive decline in older people, study finds

  • Kidney Trouble Raises In-Hospital Death Risk
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Injury to this organ can also boost treatment costs, study finds

  • Elderly Diabetics at Double the Risk of Falling
    (30-Sep-2005)
    Diabetes a prime risk factor for these debilitating events, study finds

  • Depression Raises Seniors' Death Risk
    (29-Sep-2005)
    Study finds its effect equals those of heart disease and diabetes

  • Cancer Drugs May Fight Rare Rapid-Aging Disease
    (27-Sep-2005)
    Children with progeria could benefit from these well-studied compounds

  • Unexplained Weight Loss May Herald Alzheimer's
    (27-Sep-2005)
    Early findings suggest brain's weight centers might be affected before memory

  • Experts Support Artery-Clearing Surgery to Prevent Stroke
    (26-Sep-2005)
    Carotid endarterectomy advised for those with clogged vessels and prior stroke history

  • Medical Breakthroughs Will Extend Lives, But at a Cost
    (26-Sep-2005)
    Medicare spending to soar from 2.6 percent of GDP to 9.2 percent in 2050, study predicts

  • Bones to Blame for Aging Face
    (25-Sep-2005)
    They shrink as years go by, and this process is faster in women, study finds

  • When Job Ups Blood Pressure, Spouse Can Help
    (25-Sep-2005)
    Loving support helps beat stress-linked hypertension, study finds

  • Health Tip: Why is My Mouth Dry?
    (23-Sep-2005)
    Your medications may be to blame

  • Aging Brain Drives Blunt Behavior and Missed Memories
    (23-Sep-2005)
    Changes in frontal lobes may affect inhibition and recall ability, studies suggest

  • Boosting Immune Response Could Fight Cancer
    (23-Sep-2005)
    An HIV therapy might also improve vaccination effectiveness, experts say

  • Menopause May Boost Salt-Linked Hypertension
    (23-Sep-2005)
    Hormonal changes can make women more sensitive to salt, raising blood pressure over time, study finds

  • Genes May Sway Blood Pressure Drugs' Effectiveness
    (23-Sep-2005)
    Finding could lead to more tailored antihypertensive drug treatment

  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Skin
    (21-Sep-2005)
    How to maintain that youthful glow

  • Green Tea Compound Stops Alzheimer's in Mice
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Trials in humans could be warranted, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

  • Staying Fit May Fight Joint Pain
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Elderly runners felt better despite a higher rate of fractures, study found

  • Exercise May Keep You Keen
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Study finds older mice get a mental boost from a workout

  • Drug Fights Advanced Lung Cancer
    (19-Sep-2005)
    Tarceva shows promising results in older patients

  • Stem Cell Transplant Can Leave Long-Term Health Woes
    (16-Sep-2005)
    These effects are non-life-threatening but should be monitored, experts say

  • A Dementia That Can Kill Quickly
    (15-Sep-2005)
    People with frontotemporal dementia have shorter life spans than Alzheimer's patients, study finds

  • Health Tip: Make Your Stairs Safer
    (14-Sep-2005)
    Install handrails on both sides

  • Genes Play Key Role in Elderly Fracture Risk
    (13-Sep-2005)
    Heredity especially important to first fracture in 60s, 70s, study finds

  • Soy May Strengthen Women's Bones
    (13-Sep-2005)
    In study, high intake cut postmenopausal fracture rate by 37 percent

  • Hispanics at High Risk for Cataracts
    (13-Sep-2005)
    Language, insurance barriers keep many from surgery, study finds

  • Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study
    (13-Sep-2005)
    Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say

  • Health Tip: Remembering Your Medicine
    (06-Sep-2005)
    So you don't forget an important dose

  • Most Europeans Know Little About Heart Failure
    (03-Sep-2005)
    And a similar survey of Americans would find similar results, expert warns

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Reportedly Less Severe
    (02-Sep-2005)
    Study shows declines in pain, disability from previous decades

  • Sleep Apnea May Herald Early Heart Disease
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Links between cardio trouble and frequent awakenings unclear, experts say

  • 'Legs For Life' Program Targets Poor Blood Flow
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Many Americans have peripheral artery disease but do not know it, experts say

  • Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Arrythmia Stroke Risk
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Perindropil boosted protection over and above anti-clotting meds, study found

  • Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk
    (30-Aug-2005)
    Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

  • Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Death Risk
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Staying fit a lifesaver regardless of cholesterol levels, study finds

  • Health Tip: Home Safety for Seniors
    (26-Aug-2005)
    Suggestions to safeguard your home

  • Having Children Nearby Helps Widowed Elderly
    (25-Aug-2005)
    But bereaved parents need their independence, too, study finds

  • Is a Longevity Vaccine on the Way?
    (25-Aug-2005)
    Mouse studies using a hormone raise the possibility, a researcher suggests

  • Health Tip: Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Elderly are especially prone

  • Caregivers Face Major Medical Hurdles of Their Own
    (24-Aug-2005)
    Survey finds many lack health care and insurance

  • Alzheimer's Hits Brain's 'Daydream' Centers
    (23-Aug-2005)
    Regions key to musing, reflection are prone to the disease, study shows

  • Gene Linked to Age-Related Blindness
    (22-Aug-2005)
    The discovery could aid in prevention and early diagnosis

  • Computers Help Seniors Beat the Blues
    (22-Aug-2005)
    Study finds PC-using elderly are less prone to depression

  • Combo Drug Therapy Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (19-Aug-2005)
    Methotrexate plus adalimumab five times better than methotrexate alone, experts say

  • Poor Hearing Can Impair Memory
    (18-Aug-2005)
    Brain's struggle to grasp speech comes at the expense of recall, experts say

  • Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80
    (18-Aug-2005)
    British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

  • Diabetes Prolongs Fracture Recovery
    (17-Aug-2005)
    Study found longer hospital stays after ankle surgery compared to non-diabetics

  • Brand-Name Drug Prices Continue to Soar: Report
    (16-Aug-2005)
    But latest AARP survey finds cost of generics rising less than inflation

  • Tweaking Gene Might Treat Alzheimer's
    (15-Aug-2005)
    In the lab, the strategy boosted levels of a toxin-removing protein

  • Poor Care for Elderly Linked to Early Death
    (15-Aug-2005)
    Treatment that meets recommended guidelines pays off, study finds

  • Making Sense of Age-Linked Sensory Decline
    (14-Aug-2005)
    Web site explains natural drop in taste, smell during senior years

  • Aging Holocaust Survivors at Risk of Suicide
    (10-Aug-2005)
    Israeli study contradicts common myth

  • Genes May Dictate How Exercise Benefits the Elderly
    (09-Aug-2005)
    But an active lifestyle pays dividends for all, researchers say

  • Clinical Guidelines May Not Suit Older Adults With Several Illnesses
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Doctors should tailor treatment to an individual patient's needs, study says

  • Hospital Characteristics Influence Use of Do-not-resuscitate Orders
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Factors include size, non-profit status and affiliation with a university, study says

  • Seniors Should Protect Themselves From Summer Heat
    (06-Aug-2005)
    Tips on how to beat the high temperatures, oppressive humidity

  • Multivitamins Don't Protect Seniors
    (04-Aug-2005)
    Supplements didn't cut number of doctor visits, infections, study finds

  • Alzheimer's Warning Signs Start Early
    (01-Aug-2005)
    Review finds cognitive changes similar to but more marked than 'normal' aging

  • Primate Gene Link Opens Up Eye Research
    (28-Jul-2005)
    Scientists can now work with monkeys to study macular degeneration

  • Weight Loss Takes Load Off Knees
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Dieting might slow osteoarthritis of the joint, researchers say

  • Seniors Vulnerable to Summer's Heat
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Experts offer tips on staying safe and cool

  • Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

  • Alzheimer's Patients' Vision Going Uncorrected
    (26-Jul-2005)
    Old or missing glasses further isolate nursing home residents, study finds

  • Stem Cells Restore Heart Function in Pigs
    (26-Jul-2005)
    Trials in heart attack patients to begin soon, researchers say

  • Many Medicare Recipients Not Getting Full Preventive Care
    (26-Jul-2005)
    Study finds service varies widely between doctors

  • Rare Children's Disease Unlocks Aging's Secrets
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Progeria research is also broadening understanding of heart disease

  • Age Takes Its Toll on Aerobic Fitness
    (25-Jul-2005)
    But exercise can help fight that decline, experts add

  • Many New Yorkers Skip Colon Cancer Screening
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Findings may reflect national trends, researchers say

  • Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's-Plaque Connection
    (22-Jul-2005)
    The real culprit may be clogged blood vessels, studies suggest

  • 3 Molecules Could Fight Alzheimer's
    (22-Jul-2005)
    They protect a brain protein from disease-linked tangling, scientists say

  • Scientists Shed New Light on Alzheimer's
    (22-Jul-2005)
    Plaques in blood vessels may play key role, too

  • Medicare Changes Mean New Cataract Treatment Options
    (21-Jul-2005)
    Older Americans can choose between lens types

  • Free Diabetes Drugs Could Save U.S. Money
    (18-Jul-2005)
    No-cost ACE inhibitors would keep diabetics out of the hospital, experts say

  • Can Mental Function be Restored in Alzheimer's Disease?
    (14-Jul-2005)
    Mouse experiment raises hope of healing brain cells

  • Nothing Smart About Happiness
    (14-Jul-2005)
    Study finds no link between IQ and contentment in old age

  • Menopause Symptoms Can Rebound After HRT
    (12-Jul-2005)
    Some women may need to seek out alternative remedies, experts say

  • Many Elderly Not Aware of Hospice Value
    (12-Jul-2005)
    Providing information can ease end-of-life experience, study finds

  • Routine Dementia Screening Doesn't Make Sense
    (08-Jul-2005)
    rt test inaccuracies, lack of treatments outweigh benefits

  • Exercises Could Help Prevent Hip Fractures: Study
    (08-Jul-2005)
    British researchers link breaks to thinning bones in elderly

  • Vasodilator Drugs Fight Advanced Heart Failure
    (06-Jul-2005)
    Large study finds them superior to another class of medications

  • Canada Drug Export Ban Could Change Rx Landscape in U.S.
    (01-JUL-2005)
    Americans must seek out short-term options and long-term solutions, experts say

  • Key Factors Raise Heart Failure Death Risk
    (30-JUN-2005)
    One surprise: obesity may actually be protective, researchers say

  • Older Americans Fret About Health Insurance
    (28-JUN-2005)
    Many favor concept of savings accounts to offset later expenses, survey finds

  • Middle-Age Hypertension Cuts Five Years Off Life
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Findings are another reason to reduce high blood pressure early, experts say

  • Obesity Sends Health Costs Soaring
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Study pegs weight gain as major factor behind U.S. spending

  • Insomnia Linked to Depression in Elderly
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Women may be at higher risk than men, researchers say

  • Making Fitness a Walk in the Park
    (25-JUN-2005)
    A good walking program needs a little preparation, experts say

  • Questions Key to Rating Nursing Home Care
    (24-JUN-2005)
    Surveying residents with 'yes/no' queries won't work, study finds

  • New Guidelines List Anti-Tremor Drugs
    (23-JUN-2005)
    Blood pressure, seizure meds can help control non-Parkinson's shaking

  • Clues to Bedsore Biology Could Yield Treatments
    (23-JUN-2005)
    These chronic wounds are potentially fatal, experts say

  • Sudden Death Risk Peaks in Month After Heart Attack
    (22-JUN-2005)
    More research needed to spot those in greatest danger, experts say

  • Aging Stem Cells Linked to Leukemia in Elderly
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Study found they increased risk of infection, disease

  • Little Distress From Alzheimer's Gene Test
    (20-JUN-2005)
    In study, even gene carriers said they'd recommend screening to others

  • Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts
    (20-JUN-2005)
    Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

  • Worldwide Alzheimer's Care Carries Staggering Costs
    (20-JUN-2005)
    28 million suffer at a direct-care cost of $156 billion annually

  • Culture Colors Views on Alzheimer's Disease
    (19-JUN-2005)
    Minorities have different perspectives on the illness, studies find

  • MRI Can Identify Alzheimer's, Other Dementia
    (18-JUN-2005)
    Specialized technology may take the guesswork out of diagnosis

  • Lifelong Friends Make Life Longer
    (16-JUN-2005)
    Strong bonds may extend life span, study finds

  • Experts: Specialized Stroke Centers Needed
    (16-JUN-2005)
    Guidelines now in place for facilities that treat challenging cases

  • Study Questions Medicare's Quality Assurance Programs
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Money paid to hospital oversight groups may not be producing results

  • Heart Patients at High Post-Hospital Stroke Risk
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Study suggests more aggressive therapies are warranted

  • Obesity, Smoking Speed Aging Process
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Every puff and added pound makes cells old before their time, study finds

  • Obesity's Strain Causing More Back Pain
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Cases of weight-linked spinal trouble are soaring, survey finds

  • Intensive Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech
    (09-JUN-2005)
    It works much better than less-frequent sessions, study finds

  • Exercise Won't Harm Aging Bones
    (08-JUN-2005)
    In fact, vigorous workouts may strengthen them, study finds

  • Keeping Urinary Incontinence Under Control
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Key steps to minimizing its impact on everyday life

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Yields Up Its Secrets
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Research uncovers links between inflammatory protein, key hormones

  • Daily Painkiller May Slow Spinal Arthritis
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Regular NSAID use seems to treat ankylosing spondylitis, study finds

  • Shingles Vaccine Has Successful Trial
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Should be made available to seniors now, expert says

  • Obesity, Diabetes Raise Joint Replacement Risks
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Study finds more complications in hypertensive patients, too

  • Chronic Diseases Pushing Doctor Visits Beyond Limits
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Average family physician would need more hours than are available, studies find

  • Study: Most Overactive Bladder Is Treatable
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Researchers believe bladder spasms, not shrinkage, cause the disorder

  • 'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

  • Why Patients Fail to Take Their Medicines
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Age, gender and number of prescriptions are key, heart study finds

  • Incontinence Drug Reveals New Benefit
    (23-MAY-2005)
    Trospium chloride protects in both a systemic and bladder-specific manner

  • Could High Cholesterol Ward Off Dementia?
    (23-MAY-2005)
    Study finds elevated lipid levels in old age may offer benefits

  • Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects
    (23-MAY-2005)
    But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

  • Narcotic Painkillers Work Best on Elderly
    (20-MAY-2005)
    Unlike younger patients, there's little need to increase dose

  • Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

  • New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

  • Colonoscopy Can Miss Some Cancers
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Study finds specialists are best at spotting malignancies

  • Giving Older Cancer Patients a Fighting Chance
    (13-MAY-2005)
    New tool gauges whether treatments will be tolerable and effective

  • Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions
    (12-MAY-2005)
    Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

  • Elder Eye Care Differs by Health Insurance
    (12-MAY-2005)
    Managed care patients more likely to have problems left untreated

  • Statin Drug May Help Slow Alzheimer's
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Lipitor shows promise in small study

  • Study: Alzheimer's Hits U.S. Latinos Earlier
    (10-MAY-2005)
    om onset in Hispanics, whites

  • Vitamin D Does Prevent Fractures in Elderly
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Latest study contradicts two recent trial reports

  • Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track
    (09-MAY-2005)
    Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

  • Online Tool Checks Need for Cancer Screening
    (06-MAY-2005)
    Cancer Society's 'Great American Health Check' launched this week

  • Defibrillators Help Newly Diagnosed Heart Patients
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests Medicare guidelines may need to be revised for implanted devices

  • Cellular Antioxidant Extends Mice's Life Span
    (05-MAY-2005)
    This molecule can't be bought in a bottle, however

  • Fish Oil Nutrient Boosts Ailing Hearts
    (04-MAY-2005)
    Better outcomes for bypass patients and those using pacemakers

  • Gene Therapy Trial Focuses on Leg Pain
    (29-APR-2005)
    The treatment could improve circulation without surgery, researchers hope

  • Nonprofit Nursing Homes Beat For-Profits in Study
    (27-APR-2005)
    They're best when it comes to measures of patient care

  • Childhood Infection Takes Toll on Seniors, Too
    (27-APR-2005)
    Respiratory virus can be dangerous to more than youngsters

  • Nonprofit Nursing Homes Beat For-Profits in Study
    (27-APR-2005)
    They're best when it comes to measures of patient care

  • Are Seniors Healthier?
    (26-APR-2005)
    Quality of life is now a mixed bag, AARP reports

  • Few in U.S. Living Healthy Lifestyles
    (25-APR-2005)
    Only 3 percent of adults really doing the right things, study finds

  • Chest X-Rays May Catch Osteoporosis
    (25-APR-2005)
    Screening for other problems can find undetected fractures in vertebrae

  • Golden Slumbers in the Golden Years
    (24-APR-2005)
    Web site helps older Americans get a good night's sleep

  • Health Tip: Always Reach for the Stars
    (22-APR-2005)
    You'll feel better

  • New Weapon Against Alzheimer's Found
    (22-APR-2005)
    Antibody therapy appears to clear built-up plaque from affected brains

  • CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment
    (21-APR-2005)
    High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger

  • Heart Failure Drug May Raise Death Risk
    (19-APR-2005)
    Use nesiritide only as "last resort," researchers say

  • Health Tip: Multi-infarct Dementia
    (18-APR-2005)
    Learn its warning signs

  • Health Tip: Managing Menopause
    (18-APR-2005)
    Stay healthy as you age

  • Brain Injections Lower Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice
    (18-APR-2005)
    The technique avoids inflammation seen in earlier trials

  • Shaking Disorder Linked to Higher Dementia Risk
    (13-APR-2005)
    'Essential tremor' may share common cause with mental decline

  • New Clues to Killer Heart Failure
    (13-APR-2005)
    Underlying health problems may be best treatment target, researchers say

  • Two Agents Fail to Fight Off Alzheimer's
    (13-APR-2005)
    Little or no benefit seen from Aricept or Vitamin E in much-awaited trial

  • Prescription Drug Prices Soaring Above Inflation
    (12-APR-2005)
    Last year's 7.1 percent rise is largest over the past 5 years, AARP says

  • Sleeping Pills Won't Increase Elderly Fall Risk
    (11-APR-2005)
    Insomnia is probably the culprit, large study suggests

  • A Molecular Explanation of Why Muscles Weaken With Age
    (11-APR-2005)
    Researchers offer distinctly nonmolecular solution: Exercise

  • Fish, Soy Oil Quickly Cut Heart Attack Risk
    (11-APR-2005)
    In study, elderly who took supplements showed better heart function within weeks

  • Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure
    (11-APR-2005)
    Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

  • Money Can Buy Happiness When Ill
    (08-APR-2005)
    Disabled report better well-being when income is higher

  • Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal
    (08-APR-2005)
    Some believe the decision to use the drug should stay with physicians

  • Early Arthritis Gives Clues to Treatment
    (07-APR-2005)
    First stage of rheumatoid disease differs from later stages, study finds

  • Exercise Keeps Arthritis Disability At Bay
    (07-APR-2005)
    Senior couch potatoes face double the risk of functional decline

  • Health Tip: Walking Tips for Seniors
    (05-APR-2005)
    Putting your best foot forward

  • Exercise, Stress Management Boost Heart Health
    (05-APR-2005)
    Patients with heart disease fared better than with drugs alone

  • Surgical Infection Rates Lower in Elderly
    (01-APR-2005)
    Mystery remains as to why rates decline after age 65

  • Cake, Candles and Colon Cancer Screening
    (30-MAR-2005)
    American Cancer Society offers birthday e-reminders to those over 50

  • Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention
    (30-MAR-2005)
    It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

  • Health Tip: Male Menopause
    (28-MAR-2005)
    Surviving your 'midlife crisis'

  • Call for Volunteers for Rheumatic Disease Research
    (26-MAR-2005)
    People with arthritis, fibromylagia, lupus urged to provide data on their illness

  • Treating Depression Keeps Elderly Strong
    (25-MAR-2005)
    Banishing blues improves physical functioning, too, study finds

  • How Alzheimer's Patients, Families Cope
    (24-MAR-2005)
    The disease tests even the strongest relationships, experts say

  • Mouse Model May Unlock Secrets of Rare Brain Disease
    (23-MAR-2005)
    Multiple system atrophy is often mistaken for Parkinson's

  • Sleep Apnea Can Be Deadly At Night
    (23-MAR-2005)
    Cardiac death risk rises as sleepers' breathing is impaired

  • Health Tip: Shape Up With Mind Aerobics
    (22-MAR-2005)
    Here are some ways to improve your memory

  • Health Tip: Steady as She Goes
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Several factors may cause balance problems

  • Veterans Heavier Than Rest of U.S. Population
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Finding spotlights need for obesity prevention at VA health centers

  • To Stay Mobile, Keep Moving
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Activity in middle age helps stave off disability, study finds

  • Cost Keeping Seniors from Dental Care
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Vast majority have no dental insurance, study finds

  • Obesity May Shorten Americans' Life Expectancy
    (16-MAR-2005)
    Reduced life span could save Social Security, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Eyeing Macular Degeneration
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Diet changes may reduce your risk

  • Higher Education Keeps Late-Life Memory Strong
    (14-MAR-2005)
    Seniors with college degrees use brain's frontal lobes more, study finds

  • Doctors Need Better Training in Geriatric Care
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Aging boomers mean specialists' focus is shifting to seniors, study warns

  • Age No Barrier for Kidney Transplant
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Older organs can be safely donated, received, study finds

  • Report: Many Discount Medical Cards a Sham
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Savings are elusive, with consumers often told outright lies

  • Busy Minds May Slow Alzheimer's
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Fewer signs of disease seen in brains of mentally active mice

  • U.S. Adults Still Not Colon Cancer-Savvy
    (10-MAR-2005)
    More are familiar with American Idol than their risk for the disease, survey finds

  • Gene Tied to Age-Related Vision Loss
    (10-MAR-2005)
    In many cases, a single mutation may be to blame

  • Cholesterol Linked to Premature Aging Disorder
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Kids with progeria age quickly and die young from heart disease

  • Health Tip: Hair Loss in Women
    (09-MAR-2005)
    How not to make it worse

  • Health Tip: Cool With Hot Flashes
    (08-MAR-2005)
    Suggestions on how to deal with them

  • Minor Stroke a Major Warning
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Full-fledged brain attack likely within a week, study finds

  • HRT: Still a Useful Therapeutic Tool
    (05-MAR-2005)
    Many experts are rethinking doubts about the therapy's value, risks

  • Shallow Socket Ups Hip Arthritis Risk
    (03-MAR-2005)
    It increases the chance of osteoarthritis more than four-fold

  • Ligament Tears Raise Knee Arthritis Risk
    (03-MAR-2005)
    ACL injury can cause trouble decades later, study suggests

  • Older Women With Breast Cancer Missing Out on Chemo
    (01-MAR-2005)
    Many not being offered lifesaving treatment because of their age, researcher says

  • Simple Steps to Fall-Free Homes
    (26-FEB-2005)
    Domestic tips can keep elderly or disabled safe

  • You're Never Too Old to Exercise
    (25-FEB-2005)
    Regular workouts combat heart attacks, even depression, experts say

  • Almost One In Three Seniors Given Inappropriate Meds
    (25-FEB-2005)
    Physician education and computer alerts could help reduce the problem, say experts

  • Spouse Most Likely Source of Elder Abuse
    (24-FEB-2005)
    Tensions can rise when caring for husband or wife, study finds

  • Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Here are some simple suggestions

  • Overnight Test Best at Spotting Sleep Apnea
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Simple office exam and medical history isn't enough, study finds

  • Seniors Raising a Glass to Good Health
    (22-FEB-2005)
    Improved health means they're drinking more than previous generations

  • Collagen Defect May Trigger Osteoarthritis
    (21-FEB-2005)
    In mice, joints lacking a specific type got arthritis five times faster

  • Tying Exercise to Culture Boosts Participation
    (18-FEB-2005)
    In study, 96% of elderly Chinese stuck with Tai Chi program

  • Young Blood Rejuvenates Old Muscles
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Mouse study suggests it's blood, not muscle, hindering repair in the aged

  • Nursing Home Drug May Speed Alzheimer's
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Doctors urged to choose another antipsychotic medication

  • Nursing Home Drug May Speed Alzheimer's
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Doctors urged to choose another antipsychotic medication

  • Health Tip: Coping With Memory Loss
    (15-FEB-2005)
    These suggestions can help

  • Older Adults' Memories Stress the Positive
    (14-FEB-2005)
    To avoid regret, many dismiss negative aspects of important choices

  • Older Doctors Not Always the Best
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Younger physicians more likely to keep up with current practices, study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Shield Seniors as Much as Thought
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Study finds mortality rates flat since 80s, despite increased vaccination

  • For Bunions, Footwear Fit Is a Shoe-In
    (12-FEB-2005)
    Give feet more room to ease discomfort, experts say

  • Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

  • Gene Variant Ups Osteoporosis Risk
    (08-FEB-2005)
    One in five may carry the estrogen-linked mutation

  • Eating Well Staves Off Disability
    (08-FEB-2005)
    Dairy, fruits and vegetables can help you function better as you age, study finds

  • Nicotine Won't Slow Alzheimer's
    (08-FEB-2005)
    Mouse study counters previous research suggesting it might help

  • Young Cell Phone Users Drive Like Seniors
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Talking slows reaction time to that of 70-year-olds, study finds

  • Young Cell Phone Users Drive Like Seniors
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Talking slows reaction time to that of 70-year-olds, study finds

  • 'Bio-Barcode' Alzheimer's Test Only a 1st Step
    (01-FEB-2005)
    Experts impressed with researchers' efforts but say larger, more comprehensive studies needed

  • Seniors Spell Out Health Concerns
    (28-JAN-2005)
    Vioxx, Medicare changes and obesity weigh on their minds, survey finds

  • With Age Comes Pain Tolerance
    (28-JAN-2005)
    Older adults cope with it better than younger adults, study finds

  • Obesity Ups Risk of Kidney Stones
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Risk more pronounced in women, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Exercise Can Stall Effects of Aging
    (20-JAN-2005)
    So get moving!

  • Behavior, Diet Therapies Fight Cognitive Decay
    (20-JAN-2005)
    Combination curbed beagles' age-related decline in learning ability

  • Senior Gamblers Play Dangerous Odds
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Older set at risk for betting more than they can afford, research says

  • Inappropriate Drugs Can Harm Nursing Home Patients
    (17-JAN-2005)
    Wrong ones used intermittently linked to higher hospitalization, death rates

  • New Tool Assesses Home Health-Care Programs
    (16-JAN-2005)
    Should benefit the elderly and those with disabilities

  • Few Seniors Surf the Web for Health Information
    (12-JAN-2005)
    Age, income and education influence Internet use, survey finds

  • Sinus Surgery Safe for Elderly
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Endoscopic procedure relieves pain, pressure of sinusitis in seniors

  • Elderly Women With Cervical Cancer Face Tough Battle
    (05-JAN-2005)
    They're more likely to die of the disease than younger women

  • Study Unlikely to Change Use of Hypertension Drugs
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Experts say diuretics safe enough, but alternatives do exist

  • Prepare to Get More Fit in 2005
    (31-DEC-2004)
    Tips for older adults planning to carry out a resolution

  • Health Tip: How to Live to Be 100
    (30-DEC-2004)
    Japanese journal offers age-old advice

  • Exercise Cuts Heart, Diabetes Risk Factors
    (29-DEC-2004)
    Program reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome

  • Senior Service Offers Rx Advice
    (28-DEC-2004)
    Web site educates seniors about medicine safety

  • Health Tip: Dispelling Alzheimer's Myths
    (28-DEC-2004)
    It's not a normal part of aging

  • First Snowfall Most Perilous for Drivers
    (28-DEC-2004)
    Crash rate higher than in subsequent snowy days

  • Exercise Keeps the Old Mind Healthy
    (27-DEC-2004)
    Wards off mental decline in senior citizens, study finds

  • Show Sensitivity to Older Relatives at Holiday Gatherings
    (22-DEC-2004)
    Tips to make those with impaired memories or behavioral problems comfortable

  • Getting Out and About Good for Seniors
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Exercise and social activity improve their cognition and sleep

  • Biennial Mammograms OK for Some Women
    (15-DEC-2004)
    No higher risk of late-stage cancer found in those aged 50 and older

  • Heart-Healthy Behaviors Can Avert Mixed Dementia
    (14-DEC-2004)
    Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol could slow decline

  • Adult Traumas Can Harm Seniors' Health
    (13-DEC-2004)
    Cumulative effect can lead to more illness as you age, study finds

  • Seniors Need Extra Help Weathering Winter
    (04-DEC-2004)
    Safety advice on getting through cold months safe and sound

  • Depression Strikes Hard at Ill Seniors
    (03-DEC-2004)
    Therapy helps quality of life in those with chronic ailments

  • Magnesium Maintains Memory
    (01-DEC-2004)
    Mineral seems to regulate key brain receptor involved in learning

  • Simple Steps in Youth Boost Bones in Old Age
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Diet, exercise and a little sunlight can keep canes, walkers at bay

  • Elderly Better Off With Underactive Thyroid
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Surprising study questions need for aggressive treatment

  • Caring for America's Aging Smiles
    (28-NOV-2004)
    As the population grays, experts warn of dental care crisis

  • Raising Grandkids Stresses Grandmothers
    (26-NOV-2004)
    But most say benefits for family make it worth it

  • Help Older Adults Enjoy the Holidays
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Keep them in mind when planning family fun

  • Help Older Adults Enjoy the Holidays
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Keep them in mind when planning family fun

  • System That Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging
    (22-NOV-2004)
    Studies find it influences mental function, how body responds to exercise

  • Still Not Enough Nurses to Go Around
    (19-NOV-2004)
    Growth in ranks won't prevent future shortages, study finds

  • Too Few Elderly in Cancer Clinical Trials
    (18-NOV-2004)
    Majority of patients are seniors, but they're a minority in trials

  • Older Americans Can Expect Longer, Healthier Lives
    (18-NOV-2004)
    Big gains in longevity for those over 65, report finds

  • Researchers Closing In On 'Death Clock' Gene
    (17-NOV-2004)
    It holds important clues to both cancer and aging

  • New Hope for Alzheimer's Patients
    (14-NOV-2004)
    Advances in treatment may slow dementia's progression

  • Exercise Cuts Death Risk Later in Life
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Study finds 35% less chance of dying in next 8 years

  • Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

  • Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

  • Health Tip: Avoid Too Much Sun
    (03-NOV-2004)
    You can postpone skin 'aging'

  • Hospitalization Among Elderly Often Leads to Disability
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Preventive steps need to be taken before a senior ends up there, study contends

  • Genes Determine Severity of Osteoporosis
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Mutations leave some less prone to fractures, study finds

  • Annual Flu Shot a Lifesaver for the Elderly
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Consecutive vaccines have cumulative effect, study finds

  • Minority of Patients Make Up Bulk of Critical Care Costs
    (01-NOV-2004)
    Repeat users cited, Medicare study finds

  • Cruising Into the Golden Years
    (29-OCT-2004)
    Ships offer alternative to assisted living, study says

  • Shedding Pounds Lengthens Life
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Mouse study found those that lacked weight-control gene were twice as heavy

  • Anesthesia Can Dim Elderly Patients' Minds
    (26-OCT-2004)
    Effects can last two years after surgery, study says

  • Jury Still Out on Testosterone Therapy
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Older men suffering 'male menopause' may benefit, but risks remain unclear

  • Surgeon General Warns of Bone Break Epidemic
    (14-OCT-2004)
    Half of those over 50 to be at osteoporosis risk if nothing's done

  • Many in Assisted Living Have Mental Health Problems
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Two-thirds of those in study had dementia, depression

  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle in Youth Pays Off Later
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Study finds women less likely to die of any cause as they age

  • Health Tip: Age-Related Vision Loss
    (30-SEP-2004)
    Antioxidants may help prevent it, study found

  • Doctors Can Be Sentinels for Elder Abuse
    (30-SEP-2004)
    Report finds victims likelier to die within 3 years

  • Homebound Elderly Hit Hard by Depression
    (22-SEP-2004)
    Black, white seniors suffer equally, study finds

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Damage Lasts a Lifetime
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Study: Older women who were victims likelier to try suicide

  • Walking a Good Workout for Your Brain
    (21-SEP-2004)
    New studies show regular strolls can reduce risk of dementia, boost cognition

  • Exercise Can Keep Heart Failure in Check
    (14-SEP-2004)
    It keeps the muscle from growing stiff, research finds

  • Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Aging population and more virulent strains to blame, study finds

  • Upbeat Outlook Offsets Effects of Aging
    (13-SEP-2004)
    Positive emotions improve physical, functional health of older adults

  • Vitamin Supplements May Slow Middle-Age Weight Gain
    (10-SEP-2004)
    Four common ones tied to healthier weights over 10-year period

  • Medical Device Injuries Deemed Common
    (10-SEP-2004)
    But expert wonders how serious a cut from a toothbrush is

  • It's Never Too Late to Shape Up
    (09-SEP-2004)
    Older marathon runners improving their times more than younger runners

  • Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Alzheimer's Cases
    (09-SEP-2004)
    Expert warns of doubling of incidence if brain not maintained

  • Sneakers Keep Elderly on Sure Footing
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Choice of shoes affects risk of falling

  • Radiation Not Always Needed for Breast Cancer
    (01-SEP-2004)
    Some women 70 and up may forgo it, but it helps younger patients

  • Fatty Acid in Fish May Arrest Alzheimer's
    (01-SEP-2004)
    Mice deficient in DHA show significant memory loss

  • Age, Tumor Stage Affect Breast Cancer Death
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Odds fall as women age, unless disease is advanced

  • Surgery Not Risky for Older Heart Patients
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Study finds similar survival rates for medication, surgery in those over 75

  • Study Looks at Stresses on Caregivers
    (27-AUG-2004)
    Managing loved one's finances, medications takes emotional toll

  • Study to Test Gingko for Early Dementia
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Researchers will focus on memory loss linked to Alzheimer's

  • Draining Brain Toxins May Slow Alzheimer's
    (24-AUG-2004)
    Cognitive test scores remained stable in treated patients

  • Drug-Benefit Caps Cut Use of Needed Medications
    (24-AUG-2004)
    One-quarter of seniors stop or cut back on treatment, study says

  • Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly
    (17-AUG-2004)
    But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

  • Longer Rehab Improves Hip Fracture Outcomes
    (17-AUG-2004)
    Supervised exercise, weight training keeps elderly patients mobile, independent

  • Health Tip: Is That a Gray Hair?
    (16-AUG-2004)
    They're a normal part of aging

  • Exercise -- the Real Fountain of Youth
    (15-AUG-2004)
    30 minutes of daily activity can keep you fit and healthy

  • Medicare Drug Law in Disfavor Among Recipients
    (11-AUG-2004)
    New survey says they see glass more empty than full

  • Many Older Patients on Risky Drugs
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Study finds 20% get medicines their bodies can't handle

  • Aggressive Treatment Saves Lives of Older Heart Patients
    (03-AUG-2004)
    Procedures such as angioplasty and stenting aren't too taxing, study finds

  • Medicare Drug Discounts: Confusing But Worth It
    (28-JUL-2004)
    Report finds program's early bumps can be smoothed out

  • Vision Loss a Growing Threat for Many Americans
    (25-JUL-2004)
    But experts say proper screening and treatment could save sight as people age

  • Many Seniors Still Ask if Medicare Drug Card is Way to Go
    (23-JUL-2004)
    It may not be right for everyone, but it's worth a look

  • Stroke Severity Deems Where Patients Go Later
    (22-JUL-2004)
    Worst cases wind up in rehabilitation, nursing homes

  • Genetic Role Seen in Chief Cause of Blindness
    (21-JUL-2004)
    Mutations tied to age-related macular degeneration

  • Lifestyle Can Cut Risk of Alzheimer's
    (19-JUL-2004)
    Staying trim, eating well and social networking help

  • When Golden Years Are Tarnished With Despair
    (15-JUL-2004)
    The elderly, not teens, at highest risk of suicide

  • Help Seniors Sidestep Medication Mishaps
    (09-JUL-2004)
    What caregivers can do to help the elderly track their daily drug regimens

  • Online Tips for Older Drivers
    (09-JUL-2004)
    Web site lets seniors guage their ability to be safe on the road