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Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, StrokeFebruary 04, 2016

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in MenFebruary 04, 2016

Males made greater gains than women, study says

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a PassengerFebruary 03, 2016

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review

Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study SaysFebruary 01, 2016

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's TreatmentJanuary 27, 2016

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the ColdJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants HelpJanuary 26, 2016

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity TreatmentsJanuary 22, 2016

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke PatientsJanuary 22, 2016

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer ScreeningsJanuary 21, 2016

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study SuggestsJanuary 21, 2016

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: ResearchersJanuary 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study SuggestsJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly WomenJanuary 07, 2016

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69

Seniors Who Head Back to School May Reduce Dementia RiskDecember 11, 2015

Mentally stimulating activity can enhance brain function, researchers say

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study FindsDecember 10, 2015

In people with hip pain, researchers found bone problem in fewer than one-quarter of images

Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's DangerDecember 02, 2015

Study found higher levels of beta amyloid in brains of those who didn't move as fast as their peers

Smog Linked to Heart Disease in SeniorsDecember 02, 2015

Study shows higher levels of coarse particulate matter are a problem

Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start ExercisingNovember 30, 2015

Besides improved heart and lung health, study detected growth in cerebral cortex

Genes May Help Shield Seniors From Mental Decline: StudyNovember 30, 2015

Researchers suggest this allows older adults to continue to contribute to society

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune ResponseNovember 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in KidsNovember 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in SeniorsNovember 12, 2015

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu VaccinesOctober 29, 2015

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study SuggestsOctober 29, 2015

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other IllsOctober 26, 2015

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old AgeOctober 21, 2015

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential ProblemsOctober 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off DepressionOctober 06, 2015

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: StudyOctober 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your HealthSeptember 24, 2015

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier DeathSeptember 24, 2015

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' OrdersSeptember 22, 2015

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not CostsSeptember 22, 2015

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind AgileSeptember 21, 2015

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

Health Tip: What May Cause Urinary IncontinenceSeptember 17, 2015

Factors that may increase your risk

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental DeclineSeptember 15, 2015

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent DementiaSeptember 15, 2015

Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds

Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: StudySeptember 10, 2015

Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: StudySeptember 09, 2015

It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

Forgiveness May Boost Older Women's MoodsSeptember 08, 2015

But when apology is unrequited, older men are at greater risk of depression

Seniors Getting Smarter, Research ShowsSeptember 04, 2015

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital StaySeptember 03, 2015

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike InjuriesSeptember 01, 2015

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study FindsAugust 31, 2015

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart RisksAugust 31, 2015

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: StudyAugust 28, 2015

And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it

Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: StudyAugust 25, 2015

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart DiseaseAugust 24, 2015

But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's RiskAugust 21, 2015

Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find