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Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells August 20, 2014

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women August 20, 2014

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly August 19, 2014

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study August 19, 2014

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests August 18, 2014

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises August 14, 2014

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects August 13, 2014

Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds August 11, 2014

But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds August 08, 2014

This might be best time of day to schedule mentally challenging tasks

Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds August 07, 2014

Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right August 07, 2014

Including unexplained weight loss

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds August 06, 2014

But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds August 06, 2014

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability August 06, 2014

Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later? August 04, 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 August 01, 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 July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC July 30, 2014

Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan July 30, 2014

Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds July 29, 2014

Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan July 28, 2014

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study July 28, 2014

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills July 28, 2014

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia July 15, 2014

Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia July 14, 2014

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds July 14, 2014

Social support might be the key, researcher says

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds July 09, 2014

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later July 03, 2014

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

If You Can't Stand the Heat . . . July 02, 2014

Health officials offer tips for coping with summer's soaring temps

Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study July 01, 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 June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Prepare for Summer Sports to Avoid Injury June 28, 2014

Wear appropriate footwear, vary your activities, and stretch and warm-up, advises expert

Dance Those Cares Away! June 27, 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 June 25, 2014

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Soccer Scores a Goal for Senior Fitness June 20, 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 June 19, 2014

Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay? June 12, 2014

Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike June 06, 2014

'Holistic' program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study found

Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age June 04, 2014

Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100 June 04, 2014

Instead, 'acute' illnesses like pneumonia or sheer frailty bring about the end for the very old, study finds

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study June 03, 2014

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

Anti-Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Mice Study June 03, 2014

Researchers hope to prevent disease onset by starting treatment in middle age

Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain June 02, 2014

Even doing so as an adult seemed to guard against mental decline, study found

Why Youngest, Oldest Marathoners Post Similar Times May 30, 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 May 29, 2014

A family history of condition also increases your risk

Facing Death, Most U.S. Doctors Would Decline Extraordinary Measures May 28, 2014

Discrepancy seen between their personal views, what they order for patients, researchers report

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