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Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery September 16, 2016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

Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings August 25, 2016

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness August 24, 2016

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

Average Lifespan Longer for Twins August 23, 2016

And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins, study shows

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through August 22, 2016

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

Couples At Risk During 'Divorce Season' August 22, 2016

Marriages often break up after winter and summer holidays, research reveals

Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives August 22, 2016

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity August 19, 2016

Differences in 'genetic clock' may help them age more slowly than other ethnic groups, study finds

Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Blood condition is common among older patients

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay August 17, 2016

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives August 17, 2016

Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women August 16, 2016

Abaloparatide appears to reduce fractures better than the current drug Forteo, researchers say

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes August 16, 2016

Practice dropped by half over past 15 years, study reports

Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest August 16, 2016

Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC August 12, 2016

Support from family, community critical to their well-being, U.S. health officials stress

Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too August 10, 2016

Study found 10-year difference in amount of white matter between obese and lean people

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study August 10, 2016

Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability August 10, 2016

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care August 09, 2016

Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

Giving Brings a Health Dividend August 09, 2016

Older adults who volunteer may benefit from better mental, physical health, study finds

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk August 05, 2016

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study August 05, 2016

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury August 04, 2016

How you can eliminate the health risk to you and your family

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability August 03, 2016

But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress August 03, 2016

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs August 02, 2016

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

Age-Related Declines Evident Before 60 August 01, 2016

Study suggests strength, endurance regimens should start sooner rather than later

Fido a Friend to Parents of Kids With Autism August 01, 2016

Study suggests family dog may help ease parental stress

Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory? July 28, 2016

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's July 28, 2016

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

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