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Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are September 01, 2015

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study September 01, 2015

Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries September 01, 2015

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

Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get September 01, 2015

Survey of U.S. adults finds concerns about accessibility, expense

Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's September 01, 2015

Slimming down might delay dementia, research suggests

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds August 31, 2015

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

Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence August 31, 2015

Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks August 31, 2015

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

How Parents Add to Math Anxiety August 28, 2015

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

Settling the Back-to-School Jitters August 28, 2015

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study August 28, 2015

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

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis? August 28, 2015

Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study August 27, 2015

Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women August 27, 2015

But researcher says high cost, need to get shots in clinics make it an unlikely osteoporosis treatment

Gains in Life Spans Seen Around the Globe August 27, 2015

Data from 188 countries show average life expectancy is now about 71 years

Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends August 27, 2015

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study August 26, 2015

Finding based on nearly 2,100 older adults who were assessed annually for more than 10 years

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

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

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds August 25, 2015

Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies August 25, 2015

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival August 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat August 24, 2015

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds August 24, 2015

Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease August 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 Risk August 21, 2015

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

Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study August 20, 2015

Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests

When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too August 20, 2015

Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, study finds

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression August 20, 2015

Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's August 20, 2015

Toxic waste proteins aren't flushed as quickly from older brains, study finds

'Low T' Therapy Has Yet to Be Proven: FDA August 19, 2015

Agency orders makers of popular testosterone supplements to conduct clinical trials

Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study August 19, 2015

Smokers, seniors and those with high blood pressure face greatest risk

Only 1 in 10 With Heart Failure Sent to Rehab Programs August 19, 2015

Younger patients and men more likely to be referred than older patients and women, study finds

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain August 18, 2015

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development August 17, 2015

Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

Almost 1 Million Signed Up for Obamacare After Open Enrollment August 14, 2015

Many had switched jobs, lost coverage under parents' plans, got married or had a baby, feds report

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women August 14, 2015

But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC August 13, 2015

About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds

Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death August 12, 2015

But high-sensitivity troponin screening isn't yet approved in U.S.

Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV August 12, 2015

Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

Moderate Exercise May Reduce Men's Heart Failure Risk August 12, 2015

But study also finds too much exercise raises the odds of heart trouble

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study August 11, 2015

Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

Exercise Boosts Obese Kids' Heart Health August 10, 2015

Review finds fitness levels, blood vessel function improved quickly, even if no weight was lost

Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow August 07, 2015

Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

Kidney Problems Linked to Brain Disorders: Study August 06, 2015

Reduced blood flow likely to blame, researcher suggests

Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds August 06, 2015

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later August 06, 2015

People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say August 06, 2015

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed August 06, 2015

Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds August 05, 2015

Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks August 05, 2015

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

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