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FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response November 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids November 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors November 12, 2015

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines October 29, 2015

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests October 29, 2015

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills October 26, 2015

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age October 21, 2015

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems October 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression October 06, 2015

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study October 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health September 24, 2015

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death September 24, 2015

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders September 22, 2015

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs September 22, 2015

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile September 21, 2015

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline September 15, 2015

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia September 15, 2015

Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds

Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study September 10, 2015

Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

Forgiveness May Boost Older Women's Moods September 08, 2015

But when apology is unrequited, older men are at greater risk of depression

Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows September 04, 2015

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay September 03, 2015

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries September 01, 2015

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds August 31, 2015

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks August 31, 2015

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study August 28, 2015

And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it

Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study August 25, 2015

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease August 24, 2015

But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk August 21, 2015

Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find

Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study August 19, 2015

Smokers, seniors and those with high blood pressure face greatest risk

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC August 13, 2015

About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say August 06, 2015

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks August 05, 2015

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds August 05, 2015

Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 31, 2015

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise July 31, 2015

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness

Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control July 30, 2015

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors July 28, 2015

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds July 20, 2015

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health June 19, 2015

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer June 12, 2015

Protect against heat-related illness

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays June 11, 2015

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say