Misc. Aging News

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10/18/2010
Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly

Easy steps to reduce your risk of falling

10/17/2010
Mouse Study Sheds Light on Hearing Loss in Aging Humans

Gene research might lead to drugs to preserve auditory function, study suggests

10/15/2010
Two-Thirds of Spinal Fractures Undiagnosed, Untreated: Report

Stooped back, loss of height and sudden back pain are all signals, experts warn

10/15/2010
Survey Reveals Alzheimer's Caregivers' Top Concerns

Expert urges loved ones to discuss patient's disease progression during regular doctor visits

10/13/2010
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds

10/13/2010
U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC

Experts can't pinpoint one single cause but say lifestyle may help

10/13/2010
Chronic Pain Part of Life for Many Americans, Survey Finds

Experts call this a serious, unaddressed public health issue

10/11/2010
Retinal Disease Treatments for Elders Doubled Over 10 Years

Procedures for older Americans increased 192% between 1997 and 2007, study finds

10/7/2010
Almost One-Quarter of U.S. Adults Have Arthritis

And more than 40% of those folks are limited by it, CDC report shows

10/5/2010
Computer-Aided MRI Might Help Predict Alzheimer's

Swiss researchers say technique can work, but one U.S. expert is skeptical

9/30/2010
Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds

The bacterial infection can lead to organ failure, death

9/27/2010
Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study

Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 individuals in 1974 to 1 in 219 by 1989

9/24/2010
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study

But modest benefits may not justify risk from operation in some patients, expert says

9/21/2010
Worldwide Dementia Price Tag $604 Billion: Report

U.S. government urged to make Alzheimer's a priority

9/16/2010
Age-Related Mental Decline May Be Less Than Thought

Thinking skills do diminish in older adults, but not by much, researcher says

9/15/2010
Adult Memory Lapses May Not Be Due to 'Old Age'

Abnormalities in brain tissue always present with mild and moderate mental decline, study shows

9/14/2010
Expert Panel Links Popular Bone Drugs to Rare Fracture

FDA should add warning label to meds such as Boniva, Fosamax, panelists say

9/10/2010
Can Basic Physical Tests Help Predict Death Risk?

Poorer results on balance, mobility and strength tests linked to higher mortality rate, study contends

9/9/2010
In Elderly, Risks Differ for Indoor Versus Outdoor Falls

Prevention programs should take seniors' lifestyle, environment into account, researchers say

9/2/2010
Seniors Get Boost From Bad News About the Young

Study found older people preferred negative stories about younger folks

9/1/2010
Mental 'Exercise' May Only Hide Signs of Alzheimer's

Games, reading help mask trouble in brain, study suggests, making later progress of disease seem quicker

8/31/2010
Dementia Patients, Caregivers May Benefit From Home-Based Program

Professional evaluation, education over 4 months seems especially helpful for caregivers, study finds

8/31/2010
8/27/2010
Older Diabetes Patients Still Sexually Active, Study Finds

But many have unaddressed sexual problems that may impair their quality of life, expert says

8/25/2010
Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol

These people have elevated levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, researchers say

8/24/2010
A Little Drinking Cuts Death Risk for Older Adults

Teetotalers' lower survival partly explained by other health, social issues, study found

8/24/2010
Slowed Reflexes in Aging Could Be Due to Brain Changes

When 'cross-talk' in brain starts to overlap, reaction time is affected, study finds

8/20/2010
In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

Regardless of actual risk, the anxiety made them more likely to tumble, study shows

8/17/2010
Early Care Urged for Patients With Trouble Swallowing

'Dysphagia' significantly impacts hospital resources and patient outcomes, researchers say

8/16/2010
Home Care After Hip Surgery May Aid Survival, Study Says

But only a small number of patients received the service after discharge, Canadian researchers find

8/2/2010
Heart Health Can Help Predict Brain Health: Study

Poorer cardiac output correlates to lower brain volume, study finds

8/1/2010
As People Live Longer, More Will Develop Cataracts

If healthy lifestyle doesn't prevent the condition, surgery is 95 percent successful, eye doctors say

7/28/2010
Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

7/28/2010
Higher Education Level May Help Brain Cope With Dementia

Physical changes occur in all aging brains, but more schooling seems to delay symptoms, study found

7/27/2010
Delirious Hospital Patients a High-Risk Group, Study Finds

Common complication may increase odds of dementia, institutionalization and death, researchers say

7/26/2010
Link Between Depression, Cholesterol May Differ by Gender

Regulating 'good' and 'bad' levels may help prevent mood disorder among elderly, researchers say

7/25/2010
As Temperature Rises, So Does Seniors' Risk of Hyperthermia

Experts offer tips for avoiding dangerous heat-related health conditions

7/20/2010
'Get Moving' Can Be Vital Advice for Seniors

For those who start and stick with physical activity, benefits abound, experts say

7/14/2010
Alzheimer's Caregivers' Outlook May Vary by Race, Ethnicity

Whites, blacks and Hispanics report different reactions to death of loved one, study finds

7/13/2010
Emotions May Be Blunted in Alzheimer's Patients

Subdued reactions may be mistaken for depression, researchers suggest

7/12/2010
Could Having a Bigger Head Help Slow Alzheimer's?

Larger brains may have more cells in reserve when the disease strikes, research suggests

7/12/2010
Exercise, Vitamin D Seem to Cut Alzheimer's Risk: Researchers

Both appear to reduce cognitive decline, two long-term studies contend

7/11/2010
Glaucoma Cases on the Rise in U.S.

Older, more diverse population accounts for most of the growth in eye disorder, experts say

7/11/2010
7/9/2010
Wrist Fractures May Open Door to Disability in Older Women

More needs to be done to prevent this common injury, researchers advise

7/8/2010
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review

Eastern 'exercises' may aid heart, immune system, balance, bone health and quality of life, researchers say

7/7/2010
Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health

Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

7/6/2010
'Miniature Telescope' for Eye Approved for Macular Degeneration

Implanted device replaces eye's natural lens

7/4/2010
Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures

Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

7/2/2010
Complications Shorten Stroke Patients' Lives

Pneumonia, 2nd stroke can shave another 2 years off life span, researchers find