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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

Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter January 18, 2015

Cold, snow are especially isolating for the elderly or disabled, expert says

Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women January 16, 2015

Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia January 08, 2015

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests January 08, 2015

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study January 06, 2015

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC January 06, 2015

COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity January 06, 2015

British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says January 05, 2015

Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows December 30, 2014

But, experts stress that distracted driving is dangerous at any age

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot December 18, 2014

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer December 15, 2014

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat December 12, 2014

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods December 11, 2014

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night December 09, 2014

Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65 December 05, 2014

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life? December 03, 2014

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability December 02, 2014

U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays December 01, 2014

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online November 28, 2014

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

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