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Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds January 29, 2015

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC January 29, 2015

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says January 29, 2015

Not taking medications as prescribed can have serious health consequences, experts note

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims January 29, 2015

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80 January 28, 2015

CDC study finds women more affected than men

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study January 27, 2015

Greater size of particular brain region predicted better function

Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later January 27, 2015

Better functioning reported decades afterward in study

Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty January 27, 2015

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls

Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia January 26, 2015

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

Watch Out for Falling Icicles January 25, 2015

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover January 22, 2015

When relatives read detailed recollections of significant events, improvements were seen

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia January 21, 2015

Study finds blood vessels in older adults break down

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors January 19, 2015

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults January 19, 2015

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance January 19, 2015

Kids scored better overall when their parents focused more on reading, computer use and preschool

Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter January 18, 2015

Cold, snow are especially isolating for the elderly or disabled, expert says

Take Steps to Avoid Winter Falls January 17, 2015

Check the traction of your boots, keep your legs strong

Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women January 16, 2015

Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

Depression, Anxiety Can Precede Memory Loss in Alzheimer's, Study Finds January 14, 2015

Those who developed dementia were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression earlier

Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart January 12, 2015

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia January 08, 2015

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests January 08, 2015

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death January 07, 2015

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge January 06, 2015

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study January 06, 2015

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC January 06, 2015

COPD, asthma affect many aging Americans

200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity January 06, 2015

British scientists mapped bowhead whale's DNA and found intriguing results

Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says January 05, 2015

Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

Strong Neighborhood Bonds, Less Gun Violence? January 02, 2015

Participation of community members is essential, researchers say

Exercise May Cut Fall Risk for Some Parkinson's Patients December 31, 2014

Benefit strongest for those with milder symptoms, study finds

Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study December 30, 2014

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows December 30, 2014

But, experts stress that distracted driving is dangerous at any age

Your Birth Year Could Influence Your Odds for Obesity, Study Suggests December 30, 2014

'Fat gene' may be more active in people born after 1942, researchers say

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study December 19, 2014

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot December 18, 2014

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer December 15, 2014

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat December 12, 2014

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods December 11, 2014

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia December 10, 2014

Study suggests low oxygen levels, less time in deep shut-eye may contribute to brain changes

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night December 09, 2014

Known as nocturia, condition can be benign or linked to more serious health issue, researchers note

Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests December 05, 2014

And the effect lasts months after employment ends, researchers find

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