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New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off March 31, 2015

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles March 18, 2015

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

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

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

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

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory March 05, 2015

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

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

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

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use February 19, 2015

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? February 19, 2015

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

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

Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior February 18, 2015

Here are answers to help you get moving

Study Refutes Notion That Fans Are Useless in Extreme Heat February 17, 2015

But, air-conditioning is still best option when temperatures soar, experts say

Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines February 17, 2015

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

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

'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors February 16, 2015

Small study found meditation improved sleep scores more than lessons on sleep habits

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

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

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation February 12, 2015

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage February 12, 2015

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows February 12, 2015

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study February 11, 2015

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death February 09, 2015

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine February 03, 2015

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study February 03, 2015

Better use of data to implement change is needed, researchers suggest

Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says February 03, 2015

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

Certain Heart Drug, Antibiotic Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors February 02, 2015

Doctors should not prescribe spironolactone with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, study says

Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds January 31, 2015

Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

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

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

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death January 07, 2015

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge January 06, 2015

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study December 19, 2014

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

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

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

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

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

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

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows November 19, 2014

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds November 13, 2014

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

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