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Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging July 31, 2015

But are concerned about physical, mental challenges, survey finds

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 31, 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 July 28, 2015

But one stone increases odds for more, study found

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors July 28, 2015

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations July 24, 2015

Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking July 24, 2015

British study finds this demographic may often indulge more than is good for them

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain July 23, 2015

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's July 23, 2015

Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia July 22, 2015

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's July 21, 2015

Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study July 21, 2015

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds July 20, 2015

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts July 20, 2015

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age July 20, 2015

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later July 20, 2015

25-year study found a link, but cause-and-effect relationship remains unproven

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's? July 20, 2015

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes July 17, 2015

Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors July 16, 2015

They seem to work only when deficiency of the nutrient is severe, study finds

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around July 15, 2015

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early July 15, 2015

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds July 14, 2015

Higher reimbursement rates by Medicaid may have played a role, researchers say

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study July 13, 2015

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives July 13, 2015

Study found big swings in temperature were linked to higher death rates among seniors in Northeast

Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly July 12, 2015

Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others July 06, 2015

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100 June 25, 2015

But male centenarians have fewer chronic ills than females, British study finds

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster June 23, 2015

Living in areas with higher noise and crime adversely affect health, study contends

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients June 17, 2015

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women June 13, 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 June 12, 2015

Having respiratory condition for longer time, lower lung function may be factors

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study June 10, 2015

But mental and physical activity may keep your mind healthy in other ways, expert says

Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says June 10, 2015

Both animal and plant sources are important

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds June 09, 2015

Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study June 08, 2015

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year June 08, 2015

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients June 02, 2015

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study June 01, 2015

Research hints at 'vicious cycle' connected to dementia

ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says June 01, 2015

Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds May 28, 2015

Income, education, noise exposure also play role in odds people will lose their hearing, researchers say

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study May 26, 2015

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It May 25, 2015

California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults May 22, 2015

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss May 22, 2015

Review finds current research is inconclusive

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