April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 09, 2014: Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

April 04, 2014: Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

April 04, 2014: Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

April 02, 2014: Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

March 26, 2014: Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

March 21, 2014: For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

March 20, 2014: Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink
But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

March 19, 2014: Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines
Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

March 19, 2014: Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

March 18, 2014: Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study
But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say

March 18, 2014: More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests
Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period

March 17, 2014: Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?
Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

March 17, 2014: Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases
Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

March 17, 2014: Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans
American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

March 11, 2014: Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds
Complication rates similar to patients in their 80s and younger, researchers say

March 10, 2014: Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble
Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

March 10, 2014: Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

March 06, 2014: Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study
Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

March 05, 2014: Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

February 24, 2014: Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors
Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

February 21, 2014: Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures
Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

February 20, 2014: Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?
Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

February 19, 2014: Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says
For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

February 18, 2014: After Hip Fracture, Home Exercise Program May Boost Recovery
Study looked at older patients who'd already received traditional rehab

February 14, 2014: Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

February 04, 2014: Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths
Growing elderly population most at risk from extreme temperatures, U.K. researchers warn

January 23, 2014: For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One
Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

January 22, 2014: Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers
Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

January 21, 2014: Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men
Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

January 21, 2014: Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries
Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet

January 09, 2014: New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia
Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

January 08, 2014: Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women
Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

January 03, 2014: Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought
Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

December 26, 2013: Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study
Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

December 17, 2013: Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting
But, study also found they frequently get up and move about

December 17, 2013: E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study
Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say

December 13, 2013: Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men
Study followed Swedish seniors for six years

December 12, 2013: Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living
Study finds they rely on other people or special devices to complete routine tasks

December 12, 2013: Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

December 10, 2013: Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

December 02, 2013: Health Tip: Choosing Walking Shoes
Suggestions for seniors

November 26, 2013: Age-Related Eye Differences May Cause Falls
By late 70s, one-third need separate prescriptions for each eye, study finds

November 20, 2013: Quitting Smoking May Help Seniors' Hearts Sooner Than Thought
Study found reduced death rates from heart-related causes within 8 years

November 18, 2013: Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture
Small study looked at death rates, major complications

November 12, 2013: Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults
Researchers said staying mentally sharp most important to those over 50

November 11, 2013: More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women
Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

November 05, 2013: 1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines: CDC
Several testing options available for adults aged 50 and older