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Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines November 24, 2014

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain? November 20, 2014

Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows November 19, 2014

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics November 18, 2014

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat November 17, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis November 17, 2014

Study showed greater improvements in pain, stiffness and function when added to routine care

Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says November 17, 2014

In fact, it suggests running may even help prevent painful joint condition

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say November 14, 2014

Costs for care may go up as much as fivefold if disease isn't delayed, prevented

Health Tip: Think You're Getting Enough Calcium? November 14, 2014

Factors that influence how much your body keeps

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds November 13, 2014

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births November 13, 2014

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests November 12, 2014

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

Genes of Oldest People Offer No Insights to Long Life November 12, 2014

No differences seen in genomes of those older than 110, researchers report

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors November 12, 2014

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study November 11, 2014

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours November 07, 2014

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All November 06, 2014

Life satisfaction in later years is highest in wealthy, English-speaking countries, study finds

Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective, Study Reports November 05, 2014

Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts

Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some November 05, 2014

Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke November 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture November 05, 2014

Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers November 04, 2014

Researchers say they've identified 800 'markers' of disease

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss November 03, 2014

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health November 03, 2014

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities November 03, 2014

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble November 03, 2014

They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds October 30, 2014

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? October 29, 2014

Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder October 28, 2014

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore October 28, 2014

Fun ways to get active

Health Tip: Cooking Can Be Challenging With Arthritis October 28, 2014

Meal planning can help ease the strain

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds October 27, 2014

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids October 27, 2014

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study October 27, 2014

Fewer side effects reported with the over-the-counter pain reliever

Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss October 27, 2014

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk October 24, 2014

Current assessment methods were poor at predicting risk for those 50-54 in study

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study October 24, 2014

Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones October 23, 2014

People with the obstructions were at higher odds for breaks and fractures, researchers say

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other October 23, 2014

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime October 22, 2014

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows October 22, 2014

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say

Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men October 22, 2014

Risk of cancer appears to rise with depletion, study finds

Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes October 17, 2014

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

Health Tip: Pain in the Foot? October 16, 2014

See a doctor if you have symptoms of arthritis

Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis October 14, 2014

Post-menopausal women at greater risk

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