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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

Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence August 31, 2015

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

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

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study August 27, 2015

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women August 27, 2015

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe August 27, 2015

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends August 27, 2015

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study August 26, 2015

Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years

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

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds August 25, 2015

Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies August 25, 2015

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds August 25, 2015

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival August 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat August 24, 2015

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds August 24, 2015

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

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

One-Third of Mass Shootings Worldwide Occur in U.S. August 24, 2015

Study shows link between prevalence of gun ownership and number of public massacres

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

Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study August 20, 2015

Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests

When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too August 20, 2015

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, study finds

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's August 20, 2015

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA August 19, 2015

Agency orders makers of popular testosterone supplements to conduct clinical trials

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

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

Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says August 18, 2015

But link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain August 18, 2015

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women August 14, 2015

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

More Police Killed in States With High Gun Ownership: Study August 13, 2015

Risk of dying on duty is three times higher in states with more households with firearms

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

Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV August 12, 2015

Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow August 07, 2015

Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds August 06, 2015

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later August 06, 2015

People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

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

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

For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed August 06, 2015

Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

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

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

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life August 05, 2015

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s August 04, 2015

Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

More Evidence That Kids of Gay Parents Do Just Fine August 04, 2015

Studies show children raised by 2 moms or 2 dads consider themselves 'different,' but stigma is lessening

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

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging July 31, 2015

But are concerned about physical, mental challenges, survey finds

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

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC July 30, 2015

Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

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

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis July 28, 2015

But one stone increases odds for more, study found

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

Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors July 28, 2015

Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors July 28, 2015

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

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