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Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study July 28, 2014

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds July 15, 2014

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color July 14, 2014

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia July 14, 2014

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia July 14, 2014

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? July 14, 2014

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds July 14, 2014

Social support might be the key, researcher says

Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest July 14, 2014

Researchers report on two approaches that look for telltale plaques

FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids July 14, 2014

No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds July 11, 2014

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds July 09, 2014

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries July 07, 2014

Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study July 01, 2014

Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study July 01, 2014

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Many Unaware of Their HIV Status Until It's Advanced June 26, 2014

ER study also finds high proportion without health insurance

Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC June 25, 2014

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening June 24, 2014

Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts June 23, 2014

Benefit outweighs cost of checking for weak spots in major blood vessel

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study June 18, 2014

But experts say women still need risks, benefits spelled out

MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds June 17, 2014

Canadian researchers say combination better for those at risk of breast cancer

Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study June 16, 2014

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

Cancer Survivors Face Mounting Costs of Continuing Medical Care: Study June 12, 2014

Their annual expenses were almost twice that of people who never had cancer, researchers report

MRI Technique May Help Detect Parkinson's Earlier June 12, 2014

Larger research trials needed to confirm study's encouraging findings, experts say

Medication Safety Essential For Seniors June 11, 2014

Drug interactions, other problems more likely with age, FDA cautions

Marriage, But Not Cohabitation, Pays Health Dividends -- for Him June 11, 2014

Commitment to lifelong relationship appears to be key, study says

New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers June 09, 2014

Trials showed naloxegol improved bowel movements in patients taking narcotics for chronic conditions

Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study June 06, 2014

Finding estimates success of colorectal exams over 30 years

Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates June 06, 2014

Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, study shows

Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend June 04, 2014

Researchers found screening, treatments weren't as good as patients with private insurance

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study June 03, 2014

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly June 03, 2014

Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients May 30, 2014

Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers May 29, 2014

Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study May 28, 2014

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds May 28, 2014

Effexor nearly as good as estrogen therapy for reducing hot flashes, night sweats, researchers report

Health Tip: Seniors Need Preventive Care May 28, 2014

Here's what's recommended

1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care May 28, 2014

Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say

Memory Problems After Chemo Linked to Brain Changes May 27, 2014

Study finds drop in brain activity during multitasking in women who had chemotherapy for breast cancer

Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers May 27, 2014

Lifestyle-related disease, such as lung cancer, is more common among the poor, researchers find

Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study May 23, 2014

Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's May 21, 2014

Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery May 20, 2014

Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds May 19, 2014

With training, 2 dogs smelled urine samples and detected tumors with nearly 100 percent accuracy

Experts Debate Value of Self-Exam for Testicular Cancer May 19, 2014

Researchers say study shows it saves money, but others note it doesn't appear to save lives