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Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults October 06, 2015

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies October 06, 2015

Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says

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

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

Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study October 05, 2015

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

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

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

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds October 02, 2015

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study October 01, 2015

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study October 01, 2015

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies September 30, 2015

Researchers find no evidence that boosting intake will prevent fractures

More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You September 29, 2015

Plant-based regimens can boost fatty acids that lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease, study says

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health September 24, 2015

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

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death September 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' Orders September 22, 2015

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

Drug May Calm Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients September 22, 2015

It's a combination of cough suppressant and heart medication, and experts don't yet know why it may work

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

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile September 21, 2015

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

Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions September 18, 2015

Study shows ancient exercise improves physical ability in those with arthritis, heart failure, emphysema and breast cancer

New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Disease Risks in Obese Black Teens September 17, 2015

Girls seemed most prone to increased levels of inflammation

This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC September 17, 2015

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline September 15, 2015

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

Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds September 15, 2015

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study September 15, 2015

Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

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

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

Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study September 14, 2015

Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study September 11, 2015

Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says

Better Imaging Scans Catching More Thyroid Cancers: Study September 11, 2015

But many cases involve low-risk tumors where treatments could carry greater risks than benefits

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

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

Can Eye Screening for Diabetic Kids Be Delayed a Bit? September 09, 2015

Yearly exams for most with type 1 disease can wait until 5 years after diagnosis or age 15, whichever is later, researchers suggest

Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery September 09, 2015

Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: Study September 09, 2015

More with insurance may lead to better treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes

Forgiveness May Boost Older Women's Moods September 08, 2015

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

Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows September 04, 2015

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

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

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages September 02, 2015

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

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-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism September 01, 2015

Results could help personalize care, experts say

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

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

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

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

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk August 27, 2015

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

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

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

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

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk August 24, 2015

But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says

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