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Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines November 24, 2014

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? November 20, 2014

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say November 14, 2014

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

Genes of Oldest People Offer No Insights to Long Life November 12, 2014

No differences seen in genomes of those older than 110, researchers report

A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours November 07, 2014

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All November 06, 2014

Life satisfaction in later years is highest in wealthy, English-speaking countries, study finds

Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture November 05, 2014

Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss November 03, 2014

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health November 03, 2014

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble November 03, 2014

They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds October 30, 2014

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore October 28, 2014

Fun ways to get active

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other October 23, 2014

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime October 22, 2014

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows October 22, 2014

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men October 22, 2014

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests October 13, 2014

Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say

Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn't Bode Well for Old Age October 08, 2014

Study cites need to reduce sedentary time

Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study October 08, 2014

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study October 01, 2014

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death? October 01, 2014

Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief' September 25, 2014

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 25, 2014

British researchers suggest that going up a size every 10 years raised chances of disease by 33 percent

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says September 19, 2014

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later? September 17, 2014

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia September 17, 2014

Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC September 16, 2014

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence September 16, 2014

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men September 15, 2014

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing? September 12, 2014

Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk September 10, 2014

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner September 08, 2014

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times September 08, 2014

Help when you can

Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom September 05, 2014

Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer? September 04, 2014

Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

Newer Drug Helps Myeloma Patients Who Can't Have Transplant September 03, 2014

Treatment may extend survival for patients over 65, researchers say

Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain September 03, 2014

Study finds long-term losses in gray matter

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery September 02, 2014

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

Health Tip: Aging Well September 02, 2014

Don't smoke

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study August 28, 2014

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

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