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Live Healthy, Live Longer February 24, 2017

Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years, health expert says

Can Depression Up Odds for Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis? February 24, 2017

Mood disorder may increase inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic February 23, 2017

Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

Ultrasound Won't Help Broken Bones Heal, Expert Panel Says February 23, 2017

Detailed review suggests it's time to retire this costly but useless intervention

Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia? February 22, 2017

Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age? February 22, 2017

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030 February 22, 2017

But other developed countries expected to have even bigger longevity gains, study says

Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease February 21, 2017

Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role February 21, 2017

Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too February 21, 2017

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain February 20, 2017

Researchers suggest making friends of all ages

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study February 17, 2017

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

Marriage: A Way to Divorce Yourself From Stress? February 14, 2017

New research underscores link between stress hormones and disease

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC February 10, 2017

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not February 10, 2017

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages February 09, 2017

Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell February 08, 2017

But new technique needs more study, researchers say

Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk February 08, 2017

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey February 07, 2017

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results February 07, 2017

Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says

For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer? February 06, 2017

Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV February 03, 2017

Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at time of diagnosis: CDC

10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study February 02, 2017

May be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher says

Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight February 02, 2017

NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds February 02, 2017

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital February 02, 2017

Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

Health Tip: Strength Training Is For Seniors, Too February 01, 2017

How it may help older people

Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis, Study Says January 31, 2017

Just 45 minutes a week was related to better physical functioning among older adults

Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds January 27, 2017

The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

Check Your Neck for Thyroid Abnormalities January 26, 2017

20 million Americans have thyroid disease, but only 4 out of 10 know it, doctors say

Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study January 25, 2017

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains January 25, 2017

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks January 24, 2017

Easing up on treatment for some may lower lifetime odds for osteoporosis, heart disease, researchers say

Jury Still Out on Whether to Screen All Adults for Sleep Apnea January 24, 2017

Not enough data to advise for or against such screening, U.S. experts in prevention and medicine say

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

Study Ties Inflammation, Gut Bacteria to Type 1 Diabetes January 19, 2017

However, it's not yet clear if these factors actually cause the disease

Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster January 18, 2017

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study January 18, 2017

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition January 18, 2017

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia January 18, 2017

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect January 18, 2017

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds

Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life January 17, 2017

But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study January 17, 2017

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? January 17, 2017

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 January 16, 2017

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too? January 16, 2017

In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

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