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Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly October 19, 2016

But doctors don't often suspect pulmonary embolism, researchers say

Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss October 19, 2016

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? October 19, 2016

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive October 18, 2016

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

Nurturing Childhood May Pay Off Decades Later October 17, 2016

Strong marriages in their 80s linked to earlier positive family experiences

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study October 17, 2016

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic? October 14, 2016

Study compares baby boomers, Generation X and millennials

Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling October 14, 2016

What you can do

Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? October 13, 2016

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia October 11, 2016

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's October 10, 2016

But the research is very preliminary and much work remains to be done, U.K. researchers say

High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk October 10, 2016

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors October 07, 2016

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss October 06, 2016

Older people's brains have a harder time processing speech, researchers suggest

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising October 06, 2016

CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort

Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study October 06, 2016

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis October 05, 2016

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit? October 05, 2016

More people might attain very old age, study finds, but probably not beyond 125 years

Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health October 03, 2016

Poverty seems to dampen mental function and could cause premature brain aging, study suggests

Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time? October 03, 2016

Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin? September 29, 2016

Twins study finds white blood cells of sibling with acne seem to age less rapidly

Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others September 28, 2016

New research could help explain why healthy living isn't always enough

High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget September 27, 2016

Study finds they can also trigger anxiety, depression in low-income families

Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability September 26, 2016

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It September 26, 2016

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients September 26, 2016

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions September 24, 2016

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain September 22, 2016

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans September 22, 2016

They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

Health Tip: Make Time for Family Dinners September 21, 2016

Here are potential benefits

Aggressive Drivers: An Accident Waiting to Happen September 16, 2016

Worst offenders as likely to have a wreck as someone who smokes marijuana behind the wheel, study found

Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery September 16, 2016

Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says

Health Tip: Know Your Family Health History September 16, 2016

Why it's important

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans September 15, 2016

Rates accelerate especially after age 90, study finds, but hearing aids underused

Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger September 14, 2016

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All September 12, 2016

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help September 09, 2016

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

Cancer Caregivers Face Difficult Demands September 09, 2016

Survey results suggest more support is warranted

Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home September 08, 2016

Signs it's a good place for a loved one

Fans May Not Be Cool Choice for the Elderly September 06, 2016

Heart rate, core body temperature rose more with fan use than without in 108 degree heat, study finds

Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children September 01, 2016

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80 September 01, 2016

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk August 29, 2016

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise August 29, 2016

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia August 26, 2016

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study August 26, 2016

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs