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Seniors: Pump Iron, Live LongerMay 04, 2016

Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After StrokeMay 04, 2016

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict DementiaApril 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

'Freckle' Gene Might Make You Look OlderApril 28, 2016

Scientists say certain genetic variations can add 2 years to your face

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds SharpApril 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive MenApril 25, 2016

As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

People With HIV May Age Faster, Study SuggestsApril 21, 2016

Genetic marker showed the virus was linked to roughly five years of premature aging

Americans' Longer Life = Poorer HealthApril 19, 2016

Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

Getting Active After Knee Replacement Might Raise Hip Fracture RiskApril 18, 2016

Swedish study found that people with new knees had slight uptick in spinal fractures, too

Diabetes Steals Years, Adds DisabilitiesApril 15, 2016

Middle-aged adults will lose more than 3 years because of the disease, study estimates

Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: StudyApril 14, 2016

But overall chances of experiencing often fatal ruptures remain small, doctors say

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' CancersApril 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic ChangesApril 14, 2016

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle AgeApril 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' FacesApril 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in SeniorsApril 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VAApril 12, 2016

Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: StudyApril 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your LifespanApril 11, 2016

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too FastApril 08, 2016

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than ThoughtApril 07, 2016

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to RemicadeApril 06, 2016

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

Intensive Exercise a Fountain of Youth for Aging MusclesApril 06, 2016

Study found muscle tissues of elderly athletes more robust and younger than those of non-athletic peers

Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With DyingApril 05, 2016

Study finds most people over 95 are simply grateful for every day

Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis PatientsApril 04, 2016

But risk declines after quitting, researchers find

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?April 01, 2016

Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

Experimental Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows PromiseMarch 31, 2016

Baricitinib helped patients who failed other treatments, researchers find

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood DonationsMarch 30, 2016

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study FindsMarch 29, 2016

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050March 28, 2016

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?March 28, 2016

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Older WomenMarch 28, 2016

The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say

Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer'sMarch 25, 2016

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study SuggestsMarch 24, 2016

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at BayMarch 24, 2016

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

Exercise May Keep Your Brain 10 Years Younger, Study SuggestsMarch 23, 2016

Physically active seniors stayed mentally sharper than their sedentary peers

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: StudyMarch 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study FindsMarch 18, 2016

Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say

Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of ElderlyMarch 17, 2016

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study ShowsMarch 17, 2016

Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging BrainMarch 16, 2016

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the StairsMarch 15, 2016

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab CentersMarch 14, 2016

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

Health Tip: Can You Tell if a Toe Is Broken?March 14, 2016

You may still be able to walk on it

Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's RiskMarch 11, 2016

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study FindsMarch 11, 2016

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: StudyMarch 10, 2016

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than ThoughtMarch 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Doctors May Be Missing Chances to Treat PrediabetesMarch 09, 2016

Study found many patients with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels were not being treated for it

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