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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

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

Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma? August 21, 2015

Small study showed high accuracy but hurdles remain, two experts said

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

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

People With Few Moles Apt to Develop Deadlier Skin Cancer: Study August 20, 2015

They may be less likely to get regular skin exams, advance warning about their risk, researcher says

'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

Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas August 18, 2015

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

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

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts August 17, 2015

U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study August 13, 2015

Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

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.

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say August 11, 2015

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

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

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

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life August 05, 2015

Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study August 03, 2015

No increases seen in bone density, muscle mass or mobility, no matter the dose

Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study August 03, 2015

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests August 03, 2015

But expert says whether it will improve outcomes not proven yet

Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging July 31, 2015

But are concerned about physical, mental challenges, survey finds

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 31, 2015

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise July 31, 2015

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness

Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control July 30, 2015

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

Targeted Workouts May Strengthen Men's Bones in Middle Age July 30, 2015

Weight-lifting regimen tied to increased bone mass in the whole body, lumbar spine and hip, study finds

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients July 30, 2015

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis July 28, 2015

But one stone increases odds for more, study found

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

Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations July 24, 2015

Study finds lower risk for people born after 1930 compared to those born earlier

Well-Off, Active, Over 50? You May Be at Higher Risk for Problem Drinking July 24, 2015

British study finds this demographic may often indulge more than is good for them

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain July 23, 2015

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

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