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Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds March 30, 2015

Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds March 27, 2015

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds March 26, 2015

Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes March 26, 2015

DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men March 26, 2015

Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span March 24, 2015

But study found you'll need to eat a lot to gain most benefit

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced March 24, 2015

Over 10 years, rate of surgeries nearly doubled for those ages 45 to 64

A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain March 19, 2015

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

Could Loneliness Shorten a Life? March 17, 2015

Study says feeling this way raised risk of early death by 26 percent

Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors March 17, 2015

Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds March 16, 2015

And, early plaque build-up in brain may not play as strong a role in recall issues as suspected

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels? March 13, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, study suggests the relationship between the two works the other way

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study March 12, 2015

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia March 12, 2015

Study found seniors who were advised on better eating, exercise scored higher on mental tests

Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age March 11, 2015

You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds March 11, 2015

Emotional intelligence best in middle age, overall knowledge base highest for seniors

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says March 10, 2015

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement March 10, 2015

Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving? March 09, 2015

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions March 05, 2015

But it's not clear if these changes make a difference in aging, researcher says

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season March 05, 2015

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later March 05, 2015

Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's? March 05, 2015

Study found people with the arthritic ailment had lower odds for dementia, but more research is needed

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes March 04, 2015

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 March 04, 2015

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests March 02, 2015

It hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from heart disease, other causes

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds February 26, 2015

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stressed

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients February 25, 2015

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly February 18, 2015

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts February 18, 2015

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior February 18, 2015

Here are answers to help you get moving

Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly February 16, 2015

Don't blame yourself for illness and try to find new ways to socialize, experts suggest

Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow February 16, 2015

Study sees slight uptick in sexual activity for couples married 50 years or more

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find February 13, 2015

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC February 13, 2015

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests February 02, 2015

Just an hour or two a week confers life-extension benefits, researcher contends

Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds February 02, 2015

Simply reminding patient each morning of date, place can help, researchers found

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds January 29, 2015

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC January 29, 2015

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says January 29, 2015

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims January 29, 2015

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80 January 28, 2015

CDC study finds women more affected than men

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study January 27, 2015

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later January 27, 2015

Better functioning reported decades afterward in study

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia January 21, 2015

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors January 19, 2015

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults January 19, 2015

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

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