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A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen June 22, 2016

Study shows how one hospital's 'patient navigators' boosted testing rates

Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts June 21, 2016

Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

Health Tip: Osteoporosis Shouldn't Be Ignored June 17, 2016

Here are potential warning signs

Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision? June 16, 2016

Here are classic warning signs

Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching June 15, 2016

Deadly melanoma is rare on feet, but often advanced when diagnosed

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans June 15, 2016

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors June 15, 2016

Start slow and take it easy

Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span June 14, 2016

Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon June 13, 2016

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability June 13, 2016

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

Bifocals Might Trip You Up June 09, 2016

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return June 07, 2016

Genetic testing, risk-reducing surgery more likely for whites, Hispanics, study finds

Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes June 06, 2016

Individualized treatment is important, expert says

Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds June 06, 2016

Doctors might see 1 case every 5 to 10 years, researchers report

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Isn't Always the Right Choice June 03, 2016

One-third of older patients may need hip replacement within 2 years, study suggests

Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers June 02, 2016

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen May 31, 2016

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage' May 31, 2016

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills May 23, 2016

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease May 20, 2016

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment May 20, 2016

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly May 16, 2016

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old May 13, 2016

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk? May 12, 2016

Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

Men Miss Out on Bone Loss Screening May 12, 2016

Yet, millions are at risk of osteoporosis, researchers say

Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too? May 09, 2016

Multiple studies suggest they might

Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors May 05, 2016

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients May 05, 2016

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer May 04, 2016

Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke May 04, 2016

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia April 29, 2016

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp April 28, 2016

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study April 20, 2016

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome? April 19, 2016

Some over-the-counter antihistamines might cause painful sensations that disrupt sleep, expert says

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study April 14, 2016

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers April 14, 2016

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes April 14, 2016

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces April 13, 2016

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors April 12, 2016

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

Study: Many Vets Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts, Need More Help From VA April 12, 2016

Survey reveals 65 percent who considered suicide have never received mental health treatment

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study April 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast April 08, 2016

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density? April 01, 2016

Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health? April 01, 2016

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

Cold Weather Can Spike Football Injuries, Study Finds March 31, 2016

NFL concussions and ankle injuries more likely in lower temperatures, Canadian researchers say

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease' March 30, 2016

Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations March 30, 2016

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds March 29, 2016

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

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