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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

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes September 15, 2014

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says September 10, 2014

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner September 08, 2014

Risk of 'atypical' fractures is rare, researchers say

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times September 08, 2014

Help when you can

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

More Evidence Ties Some Bone-Building Drugs to Rare Fractures September 04, 2014

But experts say benefits of bisphosphonates outweigh risks for those with osteoporosis

Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates September 03, 2014

Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study September 03, 2014

Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

Take Steps to Control Bunions August 29, 2014

Ignoring these painful bumps will only make them worse, foot doctor says

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says August 27, 2014

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds August 27, 2014

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain August 20, 2014

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study August 19, 2014

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain? August 19, 2014

Here are possible causes

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests August 18, 2014

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak August 18, 2014

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises August 14, 2014

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study August 13, 2014

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds August 12, 2014

Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests

FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test August 12, 2014

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some August 11, 2014

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy August 08, 2014

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening: CDC August 07, 2014

Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access

Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds August 07, 2014

Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right August 07, 2014

Including unexplained weight loss

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds August 06, 2014

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows August 06, 2014

Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk

Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain? August 05, 2014

Physical therapy as effective as injections, researchers say

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years July 31, 2014

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market July 31, 2014

Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

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

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