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Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills May 23, 2016

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050 May 19, 2016

Aging boomers will trigger a doubling of blind or visually impaired people in next 3 decades, study predicts

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly May 16, 2016

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age May 13, 2016

Most in study could distinguish salty from sweet, but more had trouble detecting scents

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S. May 12, 2016

But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery May 11, 2016

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

Obesity May <i>Not</i> Take Years Off Your Life: Study May 10, 2016

Research suggests that 30 percent increased risk for early death has disappeared over the past 4 decades

Meditation May Sharpen Memory May 10, 2016

Small study finds benefits for older adults

Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk May 09, 2016

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

Walking Fido Is Doggone Good for Your Health May 06, 2016

Host of benefits unleashed for older folks, researchers find

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors May 05, 2016

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Stay Lean, Live Longer May 05, 2016

Researchers found slimmest people had lowest chances of dying in two studies

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients May 05, 2016

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia April 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look Older April 28, 2016

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp April 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men April 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests April 21, 2016

Genetic marker showed the virus was linked to roughly five years of premature aging

Americans' Longer Life &#61; Poorer Health April 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities April 15, 2016

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age April 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan April 11, 2016

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought April 07, 2016

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

Intensive Exercise a Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles April 06, 2016

Study found muscle tissues of elderly athletes more robust and younger than those of non-athletic peers

Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With Dying April 05, 2016

Study finds most people over 95 are simply grateful for every day

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health? April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050 March 28, 2016

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay March 24, 2016

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study Suggests March 23, 2016

Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers

More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows March 17, 2016

Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain March 16, 2016

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs March 15, 2016

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought March 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos March 04, 2016

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems March 03, 2016

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack Survivors March 02, 2016

Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks March 01, 2016

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

Scientists Report Finding 'Gray Hair' Gene March 01, 2016

They also identify a gene that influences curliness

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age March 01, 2016

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

Health Tip: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer's March 01, 2016

Disease symptoms aren't part of normal aging

Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease February 29, 2016

Eylea may beat two other meds for more severe cases of macular edema, research shows

Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting February 29, 2016

But whether lost consciousness is the cause isn't clear, study says

Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You February 28, 2016

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise February 25, 2016

Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

Active Mind, Body May Only Do So Much Against Alzheimer's February 24, 2016

Study suggests that, for most people, this kind of lifestyle does not curb markers of disease in the brain

Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men February 23, 2016

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds February 23, 2016

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study February 17, 2016

But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ... February 17, 2016

... But no benefits seen in areas of vitality or physical function, trials show

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