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Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It September 26, 2016

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions September 24, 2016

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain September 22, 2016

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans September 15, 2016

Rates accelerate especially after age 90, study finds, but hearing aids underused

Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger September 14, 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 September 12, 2016

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80 September 01, 2016

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk August 29, 2016

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise August 29, 2016

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness August 24, 2016

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives August 22, 2016

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity August 19, 2016

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too August 10, 2016

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability August 10, 2016

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care August 09, 2016

Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury August 04, 2016

How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability August 03, 2016

But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress August 03, 2016

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

Age-Related Declines Evident Before 60 August 01, 2016

Study suggests strength, endurance regimens should start sooner rather than later

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's July 28, 2016

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health July 28, 2016

Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes July 27, 2016

Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

Menopause Hastens Aging, Studies Suggest July 26, 2016

Researchers found it boosted cellular aging by an average of 6 percent

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes July 25, 2016

Physical, mental fitness and socializing also seemed to help higher-risk group, research shows

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk July 25, 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 July 21, 2016

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

Hormone Therapy Won't Help Memory After Menopause July 19, 2016

5-year study found no difference in thinking skills, with or without estrogen treatment

Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls July 19, 2016

What you can do to remain upright

Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study July 18, 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 July 13, 2016

Older people and those who delay regular check-ups have more unnoticed changes, study finds

Pedal Away From Type 2 Diabetes July 12, 2016

Study finds biking may help adults avoid the blood sugar disorder

More Older Americans Cared for at Home July 12, 2016

But this takes a toll on family members, researchers say

Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life July 05, 2016

High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier

U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer July 01, 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? June 30, 2016

Everyone experiences some forgetfulness, but the FDA explains when to be concerned

Why Some Seniors Don't Take Their Meds June 30, 2016

Age, failing memory play a role, but gender might matter, too, study finds

FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers June 30, 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 June 27, 2016

Study found it was associated with less physical disability among women

Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging June 23, 2016

Lots of this dietary nutrient can keep you healthy, functioning, study suggests

Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement June 20, 2016

Survey also found many will change careers late in the game

Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It? June 20, 2016

Study suggests 'placebo effect' might be at play

Aging May Blunt Some of Exercise's Benefits June 17, 2016

But, that's no excuse for seniors to abandon healthy habits

Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision? June 16, 2016

Here are classic warning signs

Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors June 15, 2016

Start slow and take it easy

Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span June 14, 2016

Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon June 13, 2016

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability June 13, 2016

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes June 10, 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 June 09, 2016

Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

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