Misc. Aging News

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1/13/2009
Counseling Lacking for Adolescents With Arthritis

Study says more programs needed for transition to adult health care

1/12/2009
HRT Shrinks the Brain

But research shows it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in older women

1/12/2009
Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly

Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

1/12/2009
Framingham Score May Not Spot Lifetime Heart Risk

Study is third in a week to question some facet of the widely used guideline

1/12/2009
Cold Weather May Raise Blood Pressure in Elderly

Seasonal variance suggests target for better treatments

1/12/2009
Gene Variant May Hike Women's Risk of Alzheimer's

Men can carry the variation as well, study finds

1/11/2009
Doctors Re-Examine Blood Thinners to Prevent Strokes

They're effective, but must be used with caution, experts say

1/9/2009
You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot

Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

1/9/2009
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems

Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

1/8/2009
Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice

Finding might one day lead to extended life spans

1/8/2009
1/7/2009
'Snowbirds' Beware the Climate Changes

Switch to balmier days can be healthy and hazardous for seniors, experts say

1/6/2009
Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People

Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says

1/6/2009
Health Tip: More Than You Can Chew

What to do when chewing becomes difficult

1/6/2009
Health Care Spending in U.S. Grew at Lowest Rate in a Decade

But consumers are still paying more for out-of-pocket expenses, reports say

1/2/2009
Health Tip: Bones, Muscles and Aging

Exercise can help prevent age-related decline

1/2/2009
Surgeons Often Are Blamed When Hip Replacements Fail

Consumers urged to pay more attention to choosing the doctor, not the device

12/31/2008
Health Tip: When Older Adults Drink

As a person ages, the same amount of alcohol could have a greater effect

12/30/2008
Rising Blood Sugar May Harm the Aging Brain

And exercise might help offset the effect, study suggests

12/24/2008
Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease

Finding could help docs spot those at risk for dementia, Parkinson's, researchers say

12/23/2008
Drug Combinations Putting Seniors at Risk

Mixing prescription, nonprescription meds poses dangers, researchers say

12/23/2008
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis

Women who did weight-bearing sports such as swimming had greater bone density in menopause

12/22/2008
2 Cardiovascular Proteins Tied to Severity of Alzheimer's

Their interaction cuts blood flow to brain, limiting its ability to shed plaques

12/19/2008
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength

Regular participation can also reduce risk of falls, study says

12/19/2008
Caregiving May Lengthen Life

Taking care of spouse decreases risk of death, study finds

12/19/2008
Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's

Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

12/18/2008
Government Launches Nursing Home Rating System

Five-star rankings aim to help families choose best option

12/16/2008
Brain Adjusts to Cope With Life's Upsets

Study finds older women show less reaction to upsetting images

12/16/2008
Children of Centenarians Face Lower Heart Risks

Finding adds weight to belief that longevity runs in families

12/15/2008
Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking

Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found

12/14/2008
Gastric Bypass Success Sparks Debate

Should older people and those with diabetes have the weight-loss surgery?

12/14/2008
Helping Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues

Depression can be a common problem this time of year, experts say

12/12/2008
Fruits and Veggies May Strengthen Bones

Could join calcium and vitamin D in fight against osteoporosis, study finds

12/11/2008
Playing Video Games May Boost Older Brains

Study suggests video gaming could be part of mental exercise routine for older people

12/9/2008
Dementia Often Missed as Cause of Death

This could skew the truth about deadliness of Alzheimer's, report says

12/3/2008
Depression Linked to Increase in Abdominal Fat

Dutch researchers made the connection after studying adults ages 70 to 79

12/1/2008
Older Adults Who Exercise Boost Blood Flow in Brain

Aerobic workouts may prevent cognitive decline in some, study says

11/25/2008
A Third of Medicare Clients Unfamiliar With Benefits

Findings cut across race, education levels, and could affect quality of health care, study says

11/21/2008
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young

Experiments in mice find running increases production of neural stem cells

11/19/2008
Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process

Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

11/19/2008
Sport Supplement May Help Shield Seniors From Falls

Beta-alanine boosts muscle, balance, study finds

11/19/2008
Growth Hormone Boost May Not Slow Alzheimer's

A promising approach in mice disappoints in human trial

11/18/2008
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's

Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

11/18/2008
Diet, Exercise May Modify Breast Cancer Risks

Combined, they produce more potent anti-disease effect in postmenopausal women, study says

11/18/2008
Home-Based Programs Benefit Older Cancer Survivors

They improved ability to live and function when enrolled in tailored interventions

11/18/2008
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue

These in-home companions could aid, watch over frail elderly, experts say

11/17/2008
Stay Upbeat, Exercise to Help Prevent Cancer in Old Age

Risk factors study found little link between drinking and malignancies

11/17/2008
Established EU Countries Healthier Than Newcomers

Study says quality years could be extended with more elder-care funds

11/17/2008
Fewer Brain 'Tangles' May Mean Smarter Old Age

Autopsies of quick-witted elderly hint at how they stayed that way

11/14/2008
Enrollment for Medicare Drug Plans Begins Again

Changes since last year mean seniors should shop wisely, experts say