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Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster January 18, 2017

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study January 18, 2017

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition January 18, 2017

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia January 18, 2017

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies January 18, 2017

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life January 17, 2017

But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 January 16, 2017

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes January 13, 2017

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's January 13, 2017

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study January 11, 2017

Though scenes are less bloody and more cartoon-like, the effect on young viewers needs scrutiny, researchers say

Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young January 09, 2017

Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

'Weekend Warriors' Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans January 09, 2017

Study found those who exercised one or two days a week saw gains similar to those who worked out regularly

Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal January 07, 2017

The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say

Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults January 06, 2017

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030 January 06, 2017

Routine eye exams the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say

Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit January 06, 2017

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer! January 06, 2017

Study finds slight improvement in thinking and memory for civically minded

Health Tip: Pick the Right Family Doctor January 05, 2017

Here's what to consider

Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk? January 05, 2017

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers report

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain January 04, 2017

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests January 03, 2017

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

Pot May Restrict Blood Flow to Brain: Study December 30, 2016

It's too early to say if this contributes to mental decline, Alzheimer's expert says

Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending December 28, 2016

Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients December 27, 2016

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs December 27, 2016

Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

Exercise May Be Real Medicine for Parkinson's Disease December 22, 2016

Physical activity helps improve gait and balance, research review finds

Holiday Decor Can Be Hazardous December 21, 2016

Pediatrics group cautions parents to keep toxic berries and other holiday ornaments away from small children

Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends December 20, 2016

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study December 19, 2016

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study December 16, 2016

Researchers said they used gene manipulation to 'turn back the clock'

Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S. December 15, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report December 14, 2016

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported December 14, 2016

Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years December 14, 2016

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S. December 13, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds December 13, 2016

3 out of 4 seniors said they'd want to know

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients December 12, 2016

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

Whether Statins Cut Alzheimer's Risk May Depend on Gender, Race December 12, 2016

Type of statin used also made a difference in study, but black men did not see any benefits

Was Football Safer Back in the Day? December 12, 2016

Study found those who played in high school in 1950s and '60s don't face increased risk of dementia

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern December 08, 2016

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

Health Tip: Do Things as a Family December 08, 2016

Exercise and eat together

Brain Scan Test Predicts Fall Risk in Elderly December 07, 2016

Such a test gives insight into neurological changes that make falls more likely, researchers say

Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk December 07, 2016

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S. December 07, 2016

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

Baby Boomers Going to Pot December 06, 2016

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia November 30, 2016

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking November 30, 2016

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

Health Tip: When You're a Caregiver With a Full-Time Job November 30, 2016

Be realistic about what's possible

Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears November 30, 2016

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults? November 29, 2016

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

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