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Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia November 30, 2016

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking November 30, 2016

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears November 30, 2016

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

Never Too Old for a Mammogram? November 28, 2016

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists November 21, 2016

Genetics and riskier behaviors may help explain the difference, researchers say

Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk November 21, 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? November 21, 2016

In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds November 21, 2016

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer? November 17, 2016

Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women's Heart Risks November 14, 2016

Vegetable protein sources appear safer, study suggests

Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack November 14, 2016

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later November 02, 2016

Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's? November 02, 2016

People with 'biomarkers' for the brain disease were more likely to feel socially detached, study finds

Can Facebook Friend Requests Predict Longevity? October 31, 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 October 31, 2016

Finding suggests efforts to encourage more planning aren't working, researcher says

'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People October 31, 2016

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study October 26, 2016

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia October 11, 2016

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors October 07, 2016

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss October 06, 2016

Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising October 06, 2016

CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort

Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study October 06, 2016

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis October 05, 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? October 05, 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 October 03, 2016

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time? October 03, 2016

Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin? September 29, 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 September 28, 2016

New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough

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

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