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Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men September 15, 2014

Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing? September 12, 2014

Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Scientists Unlock a Key to Cell Stress September 11, 2014

Stressed cells can halt protein production, which could could shed light on diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS

Aggressive People May Process Violence's Impact Differently September 11, 2014

Brain scans revealed varying effects of watching hostile actions in the media

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk September 10, 2014

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

Films Featuring Dogs Seem to Boost a Breed's Popularity September 10, 2014

Trends can last up to 10 years after a movie is released, researchers report

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner September 08, 2014

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects September 08, 2014

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times September 08, 2014

Help when you can

Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers September 05, 2014

The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom September 05, 2014

Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer? September 04, 2014

Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health

Newer Drug Helps Myeloma Patients Who Can't Have Transplant September 03, 2014

Treatment may extend survival for patients over 65, researchers say

Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain September 03, 2014

Study finds long-term losses in gray matter

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery September 02, 2014

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

Health Tip: Aging Well September 02, 2014

Don't smoke

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study August 28, 2014

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds August 27, 2014

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study August 26, 2014

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests August 25, 2014

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests August 22, 2014

Spatial attention skills don't seem to decline over time

College Prep 101 August 22, 2014

Expert offers tips on how to help students adjust to life on their own for the first time

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors August 21, 2014

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells August 20, 2014

Decline of these neurons occurs with aging, Alzheimer's, researchers say

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women August 20, 2014

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says August 20, 2014

Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly August 19, 2014

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study August 19, 2014

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests August 18, 2014

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips August 15, 2014

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises August 14, 2014

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study August 13, 2014

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects August 13, 2014

Rates for black women and Hispanics even higher at 50 percent

Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments August 11, 2014

He lacks a protein linked to the memory-robbing condition, but his brain works fine, researchers report

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some August 11, 2014

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds August 11, 2014

But the effect quickly fades once workouts stop, researchers noted

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy August 08, 2014

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds August 08, 2014

This might be best time of day to schedule mentally challenging tasks

Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds August 07, 2014

Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right August 07, 2014

Including unexplained weight loss

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds August 06, 2014

But it's too soon to recommend supplements, dietary changes for prevention

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds August 06, 2014

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

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