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Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows November 19, 2014

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds November 13, 2014

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests November 12, 2014

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors November 12, 2014

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study November 11, 2014

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours November 07, 2014

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some November 05, 2014

Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture November 05, 2014

Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health November 03, 2014

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities November 03, 2014

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds October 30, 2014

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore October 28, 2014

Fun ways to get active

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss October 27, 2014

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows October 22, 2014

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved October 14, 2014

Helps those who can't contract bladder muscles

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says October 07, 2014

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study October 01, 2014

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening September 30, 2014

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned September 16, 2014

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence September 16, 2014

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

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

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

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

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

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

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

Help when you can

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

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

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

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

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

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

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy August 08, 2014

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

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

Including unexplained weight loss

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

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study July 28, 2014

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds July 15, 2014

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

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