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Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening September 30, 2014

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned September 16, 2014

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times September 08, 2014

Help when you can

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds August 27, 2014

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study August 19, 2014

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests August 18, 2014

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises August 14, 2014

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study August 13, 2014

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some August 11, 2014

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy August 08, 2014

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right August 07, 2014

Including unexplained weight loss

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds August 06, 2014

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study July 28, 2014

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds July 15, 2014

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color July 14, 2014

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia July 14, 2014

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia July 14, 2014

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? July 14, 2014

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds July 14, 2014

Social support might be the key, researcher says

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds July 09, 2014

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC June 25, 2014

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study June 16, 2014

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

Medication Safety Essential For Seniors June 11, 2014

Drug interactions, other problems more likely with age, FDA cautions

Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates June 06, 2014

Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, study shows

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study June 03, 2014

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly June 03, 2014

Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study May 28, 2014

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

Health Tip: Seniors Need Preventive Care May 28, 2014

Here's what's recommended

1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care May 28, 2014

Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say

Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery May 20, 2014

Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

Purposeful Life Might Be a Longer Life May 15, 2014

Those who had activities, people they cared about were more likely to be alive at end of 14-year study

Fitness May Help Older Men With High Blood Pressure Live Longer May 12, 2014

Seniors with high fitness levels had half the risk of dying, finds study

Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts May 05, 2014

Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

One in 12 Older Americans Struggles to Afford Food: Study May 02, 2014

Not eating enough raises risk of host of health problems, researcher says

When Older Adults Consider Suicide, Depression May Not Be Main Reason May 01, 2014

Study suggests health, money, family problems more likely to trigger troubling thoughts

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