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Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision? June 16, 2016

Here are classic warning signs

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans June 15, 2016

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors June 15, 2016

Start slow and take it easy

Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span June 14, 2016

Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon June 13, 2016

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability June 13, 2016

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

Bifocals Might Trip You Up June 09, 2016

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes June 06, 2016

Individualized treatment is important, expert says

Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers June 02, 2016

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage' May 31, 2016

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills May 23, 2016

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease May 20, 2016

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment May 20, 2016

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly May 16, 2016

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old May 13, 2016

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors May 05, 2016

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients May 05, 2016

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer May 04, 2016

Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke May 04, 2016

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia April 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp April 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers April 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces April 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors April 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health? April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds March 29, 2016

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050 March 28, 2016

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's? March 28, 2016

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women March 28, 2016

The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say

Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer's March 25, 2016

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay March 24, 2016

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study March 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of Elderly March 17, 2016

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs March 15, 2016

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers March 14, 2016

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk March 11, 2016

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds March 11, 2016

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study March 10, 2016

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought March 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos March 04, 2016

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems March 03, 2016

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age March 01, 2016

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks March 01, 2016

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You February 28, 2016

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers February 25, 2016

Study found risk of crashes more than doubled for those over 80 who used Ambien

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery February 24, 2016

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain February 23, 2016

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds February 23, 2016

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study February 18, 2016

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

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