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Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory April 25, 2017

Combination of aerobic, resistance training best for boosting brain health, study finds

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths April 24, 2017

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy April 18, 2017

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time April 18, 2017

Here's what parents can do

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces April 17, 2017

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too April 17, 2017

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams April 14, 2017

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies April 11, 2017

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk? April 11, 2017

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study April 10, 2017

But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study April 10, 2017

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients April 10, 2017

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders April 06, 2017

Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors April 06, 2017

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery April 05, 2017

People who exercised regularly before their attack had lower odds for disability after, study found

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age April 05, 2017

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries April 04, 2017

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret? April 04, 2017

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time March 31, 2017

Top athletes begin losing speed around age 35, compared to 50 for average runners, study shows

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study March 31, 2017

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard March 29, 2017

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

Exercise: The Cellular 'Fountain of Youth' March 28, 2017

Intense interval training seems to boost older cells, even reversing some of aging's effects, study finds

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice March 23, 2017

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Death Is Closer? March 22, 2017

Study found association -- but don't panic if your sniffer is no longer up to snuff

Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves March 22, 2017

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening March 21, 2017

Talk to your doctor if relatives have had this cancer

Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years March 21, 2017

Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another March 16, 2017

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds March 16, 2017

Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End March 14, 2017

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity? March 14, 2017

Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say March 13, 2017

New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens March 13, 2017

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later March 10, 2017

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing March 08, 2017

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide? March 07, 2017

New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life

Study: Gene Test Needed Before Using Alzheimer's Drug 'Off-Label' March 07, 2017

Aricept is often prescribed for mild mental impairment without actual approval

More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in America's Bedrooms March 07, 2017

Biggest drop in sexual activity seen for those married or living together, survey finds

Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer's Nearly Doubles in 15 Years March 07, 2017

Price tag hits $259 billion a year, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050, report finds

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble March 03, 2017

Older people in cities with lots of wood-burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds

Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones March 02, 2017

If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060 March 02, 2017

Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help March 02, 2017

High-quality digital devices provide 'significant benefit' to older Americans, study finds

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