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Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors July 28, 2015

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds July 20, 2015

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study June 26, 2015

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health June 19, 2015

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer June 12, 2015

Protect against heat-related illness

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays June 11, 2015

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain June 04, 2015

Findings support immunization of older adults

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study June 03, 2015

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study May 26, 2015

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' May 19, 2015

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, 2 Studies Find May 15, 2015

Skin smoother brought relief for majority -- but not all -- of patients who got injections for urinary incontinence

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory May 11, 2015

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease May 07, 2015

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000 May 07, 2015

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost May 06, 2015

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

Health Tip: Spotting Signs of Urinary Tract Infection May 01, 2015

You may have pain in the side or lower back

Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors May 01, 2015

Get regular vaccinations and screenings

Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women April 30, 2015

Canadian researchers find other antibiotics may beat nitrofurantoin, but one expert says drug still useful

Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests April 22, 2015

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually April 21, 2015

Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner April 18, 2015

Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles April 15, 2015

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study April 13, 2015

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain April 09, 2015

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often April 07, 2015

Study findings suggest increasing social connections might reduce health costs

Urine Isn't Free of Bacteria April 03, 2015

New study links bacteria found in urine in bladder to urinary incontinence

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off March 31, 2015

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles March 18, 2015

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors March 17, 2015

Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study March 12, 2015

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving? March 09, 2015

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory March 05, 2015

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 March 04, 2015

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved February 26, 2015

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients February 25, 2015

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use February 19, 2015

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment? February 19, 2015

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly February 18, 2015

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

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