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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

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

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dulled Sense of Taste May Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Results November 05, 2014

Study showed those who found food less flavorful after procedure lost 20 percent more weight

Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers November 04, 2014

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

'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

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy October 31, 2014

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

'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

Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study October 30, 2014

Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

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

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

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

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

Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors October 20, 2014

Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

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

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems October 14, 2014

Playing ball year-round is ill-advised, experts say

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

Post-menopausal women at greater risk

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report October 07, 2014

Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says October 07, 2014

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study October 01, 2014

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening September 30, 2014

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds September 26, 2014

Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk September 24, 2014

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say September 23, 2014

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned September 16, 2014

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC September 16, 2014

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study September 16, 2014

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

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