Misc. Aging News

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7/5/2009
Exercise Tips to Keep Boomers on Their Feet

Taking simple precautions can help prevent pain and injury, doctors say

7/3/2009
On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English

Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

7/1/2009
With Medicare Plan, Drug Spending May Be Up

Researchers suspect overuse as a cause, but note that other costs are down

7/1/2009
CPR Survival Rates for Older People Unchanged

Lack of improvement in death rates, experts say, may be because recipients are sicker

7/1/2009
Growth Hormone May Build Muscle in Older Men

Finding shows promise for treating age-related loss of strength, researchers say

6/30/2009
Statins Might Stave Off Alzheimer's

In animal study, drug blocks cell death characteristic of the disease

6/29/2009
47,000 Elderly Hurt in Walker, Cane Mishaps Each Year

Older women most often the victims of these falls, CDC says

6/24/2009
Stay Upbeat, Active to Keep the Mind Young

The brain may slow with aging, but good habits can help you cope, experts say

6/23/2009
A Few Extra Pounds Might Bring Extra Years

Study finds overweight, but not obesity, tied to longer lifespan

6/23/2009
Eat Well, Live Longer

Age-old advice to eat healthy pays off in longevity, study finds

6/19/2009
Make Nursing Homes More Like Home: Medicare

New guidance asks for less institutional, more personal care

6/16/2009
Have a Purpose in Life? You Might Live Longer

Longevity joins physical, psychological health as potential benefits

6/16/2009
Health Tip: Aging Hair and Nails

Getting older can change more than your skin

6/16/2009
6/15/2009
Drug May Stem Slide Into Alzheimer's for Some

Aricept did not help others with mild memory loss, study finds

6/12/2009
Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus

Study finds mild cases can equate to a longer life span

6/11/2009
Lack of Good Sleep Might Be Deadly

Studies find it raises death risk and many older people don't get enough rest

6/8/2009
Exercise, Education Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Study finds healthy, active lifestyle stems mental decline

6/5/2009
Data Overload May Complicate Insurance Choices

Trouble picking plans could be most troublesome for seniors, study finds

6/5/2009
Interactive Video Games Offer Exercise Benefits

Payoff was especially evident with seniors, researchers say

6/5/2009
Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

6/4/2009
Sedatives Increase Suicide Risk Among Elderly

Doctors should carefully screen older patients before prescribing, researcher says

6/3/2009
Opening Arteries With Drug-Coated Stents OK Over 70

Age not a factor in treatment outcome, new study shows

6/3/2009
Health Tip: Fire Safety for Seniors

Factors that raise their risk of injury and death

5/29/2009
Neighborhood Safety Is Linked to Disability

Even questioning security poses risks for older, poorer people, study finds

5/29/2009
Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise

Vigorous activity is less likely than walking or running as kids age, researchers say

5/29/2009
Video May Help People Make End-of-Life Choices

Seeing what life might one day be like can be powerful, study says

5/27/2009
Plaques, Tangles in Brain Don't Always Lead to Alzheimer's

Study raises questions about possible link

5/26/2009
Inner Ear Dysfunction Puts Older Adults at Risk of Falls

After 40, dizziness makes them 12 times more likely to suffer serious injury, study finds

5/22/2009
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements

5/19/2009
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk

Researcher notes it may be less a cause of cognitive decline than a sign of it

5/18/2009
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

5/18/2009
Multivitamins Might Prolong Life

By preserving protective ends of DNA, aging might be slowed, study suggests

5/15/2009
Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease

Study finds foods high in vitamins, minerals cut chances of macular degeneration

5/13/2009
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk

In older volunteeers, the screening tool predicted start of dementia

5/12/2009
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study

Research indicates that dementia and age-related macular degeneration may have a common cause

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/7/2009
New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain

NSAID use for persistent aches needs to be curbed, Geriatrics Society says

5/7/2009
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults

But those who unintentionally doze off in daytime should see a doctor, study concludes

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/5/2009
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out

Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

5/1/2009
Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

Challenges for seniors on multiple meds better understood after taking hands-on approach

5/1/2009
Drink Away Dementia?

Study shows one to two drinks daily may lower risk of cognitive decline in older adults

5/1/2009
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly

The cause of the potential connection is unclear, researchers say

5/1/2009
5/1/2009
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer

Study finds half a glass each day boosts men's life expectancy by five years

4/30/2009
Health Tip: When Seniors Have Trouble Sleeping

Here's a list of common causes

4/29/2009
Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

4/28/2009
As Literacy Improves, So Might Happiness

Study finds link between feelings and understanding health information

4/24/2009
Racial Disparity in Death Rate May Be Avoidable

About half of all deaths stem from treatable conditions, study finds