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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

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk July 27, 2015

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study July 27, 2015

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations July 24, 2015

Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking July 24, 2015

British study finds this demographic may often indulge more than is good for them

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain July 23, 2015

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's July 23, 2015

Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia July 22, 2015

Creative solutions are needed for those living at home, researchers say

Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's July 21, 2015

Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study July 21, 2015

Investigators find gender differences in progression from mild cognitive impairment

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds July 20, 2015

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts July 20, 2015

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age July 20, 2015

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's? July 20, 2015

Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later July 20, 2015

25-year study found a link, but cause-and-effect relationship remains unproven

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia July 20, 2015

Study found people with blood sugar disorder were about 80 percent more likely to have memory troubles

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's? July 20, 2015

Very small study shows some promise, but much more research will be needed, experts say

Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan Left Hundreds of Children With Head Trauma July 17, 2015

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) accounted for majority of wounds, research shows

Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes July 17, 2015

Tissue from Japanese cadavers may provide new clues, researchers say

Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors July 16, 2015

They seem to work only when deficiency of the nutrient is severe, study finds

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around July 15, 2015

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

Brain Changes Differ by Race With Alzheimer's Disease: Study July 15, 2015

Blacks more likely to have additional dementia-related changes in their brains, researchers say

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Affect Brain Early July 15, 2015

People who carry APOEe4 variant show signs of protein buildup in brain, long before symptoms appear

Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds July 14, 2015

Higher reimbursement rates by Medicaid may have played a role, researchers say

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study July 13, 2015

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives July 13, 2015

Study found big swings in temperature were linked to higher death rates among seniors in Northeast

Hot Weather Safety Essential for Elderly July 12, 2015

Chronic illnesses also increase vulnerability to temperature spikes

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders July 10, 2015

Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds

Health Tip: Finding Time for Exercise July 09, 2015

Include your kids

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others July 06, 2015

At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows July 06, 2015

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious' July 02, 2015

These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

Parents' Genetic Similarities Could Affect Kids' Height, Intellect July 01, 2015

UK geneticists examine 'relatedness' and its impact on offspring in global study

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? July 01, 2015

Study finds it's possible, but more research is suggested

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds June 30, 2015

Most are older white men rooted in a social gun culture

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds June 29, 2015

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids June 26, 2015

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

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