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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

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

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

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

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

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

Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin? May 21, 2015

Elasticity, pliability improve after toxin injections, study finds

At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile May 20, 2015

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' May 19, 2015

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms May 19, 2015

Researchers hope for opportunity to head off dementia

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors May 19, 2015

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends May 15, 2015

Study links activity in older men to longer lives

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory May 11, 2015

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds May 11, 2015

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging May 08, 2015

Study says condition might not be limited to mental health problems

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease May 07, 2015

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000 May 07, 2015

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost May 06, 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 May 06, 2015

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain May 06, 2015

Study found those who ate most fruits, veggies, fish were least likely to show thinking declines over 5 years

More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers May 06, 2015

Many seniors rely on more than one mobility device, study finds

Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk May 05, 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 May 01, 2015

Get regular vaccinations and screenings

2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting April 30, 2015

Study found short bouts of light activity seem to boost longevity

Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory April 30, 2015

You're never too old to learn

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age April 24, 2015

Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain April 23, 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? April 22, 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 April 22, 2015

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome April 17, 2015

People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk April 15, 2015

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise April 14, 2015

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study April 13, 2015

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia? April 10, 2015

Large study suggests that possibility, but experts call for further research into surprising finding

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