Misc. Aging News

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10/17/2006
Obesity Boosts Complications From Sleep Apnea Surgery

Other risk factors include more severe disease, concurrent surgeries, study finds

10/13/2006
You Can't Burn Too Much Energy

Research disproves theory that physical activity may actually decrease lifespan

10/13/2006
Prozac May Protect Against Osteoporosis

The depression drug boosted bone mass in animal study

10/13/2006
Arthritis Self-Care May Not Work

Programs lessen anxiety but not symptoms, study finds

10/11/2006
Hearing, Vision Loss Go Hand in Hand With Aging

Australian study finds common risk factors contribute to both conditions

10/10/2006
Gain Weight, Lose Brain Power?

Study links added pounds to slightly poorer cognition

10/9/2006
'Mediterranean' Diet May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements might also help, another study shows

10/9/2006
Alzheimer's Caregivers Often Get Poor Sleep

Study finds this can greatly impact older people's health

10/8/2006
'Coaching' Care Can Help Cut Medical Costs

Study finds transitional aides encourage patients to take charge of treatments and wallets

10/6/2006
Behavioral Therapy Gets Sleepless Seniors Snoozing

More than 70 percent benefited from just two sessions, researchers say

10/6/2006
Cola Raises Women's Osteoporosis Risk

Caffeine might be the culprit, experts say

10/5/2006
Abnormal Protein Linked to 2 Neurological Diseases

Finding offers hope for treatment of Lou Gehrig's disease and frontotemporal dementia

10/5/2006
Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

Some people are at higher risk

10/4/2006
New Drug May Reverse Age-Linked Vision Loss

Lucentis brought improvement, experts say, but a cheaper drug may work just as well

10/3/2006
Older Women at Risk of Sleeptime Leg-Movement Disorder

Syndrome can cause frequent awakenings and impact health, experts say

9/30/2006
Blood Pressure Is Focus of New Web Site

Advice for seniors details risk factors and prevention of the 'silent killer'

9/28/2006
Post-Stroke Depression Undertreated

Only 1 in 5 patients get antidepressants, study finds

9/28/2006
Higher Education Boosts Knee, Hip Replacement Rate

Better-educated patients more willing to try the surgery, study finds

9/27/2006
New Formula Predicts Osteoporosis Fracture Risk

Called the FRISK score, it's accurate 75 percent of the time, study finds

9/24/2006
Restricted Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Low-calorie intake influenced a variety of age-related diseases in monkey study

9/21/2006
Planning for Health Care in Your Retirement

Start saving now because it's more costly than you might think

9/19/2006
Brand-Name Drug Prices Still Rise Faster Than Inflation

But cost of generics remains unchanged, AARP says

9/13/2006
Early Memory Lapses Could Warn of Alzheimer's

But detecting, treating sooner might also help slow the disease, experts say

9/12/2006
Medicare Drug Plan Helps Patients Fight Cancer

Despite fears to the contrary, it's widening access to drugs, study finds

9/8/2006
Staring Down Father Time

Boomers try head-to-toe rejuvenation techniques to maintain their bodies, self-image

9/7/2006
AMA Seeks Delay in Medicare Payment Cuts

Doctors would be forced to limit number of older patients, group contends

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

8/31/2006
Home Visits Cut Death Risk for Seniors

Swedish study finds health worker interventions cut mortality rate in half

8/30/2006
U.S. Health Care Extending Lives, Saving Money

But study suggests this trend may not continue

8/30/2006
Older Surgeons Not Necessarily Better

Key factor is number of procedures performed, study finds

8/30/2006
Daily Aspirin Helps Prevent Enlarged Prostate

Other NSAID painkillers did the same, study found

8/30/2006
60: The New 45

Many healthy Boomers are rejecting the notion of graceful retirement in later life

8/28/2006
Age-Linked Vision Loss May Depend on Genes

DNA can pinpoint those at highest risk, scientists say

8/24/2006
Research on Mice Hints at Alzheimer's Treatment

Approach aims to rid brain cells of dangerous proteins

8/24/2006
Many Polio Survivors Faring Well

Illness' long-term effects may not be as severe as feared, study finds

8/22/2006
Obesity Driving Medicare Costs Higher

Spending soars as more people join up with diabetes, heart disease, experts say

8/21/2006
Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation

Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

8/18/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Tend to Bruise Easily

Sun damage and age weaken the veins

8/18/2006
Strokes May Follow 'Body Clock'

They usually strike in morning or early evening, study finds

8/17/2006
Pain Specialists Put Spotlight on Shingles

Most Americans know little about this common, painful condition

8/17/2006
Many Americans Say They Get Poor Health Care

And survey finds most believe the system needs an overhaul

8/16/2006
More Money Equals Less Disability: Study

Income matters even within the middle class, researchers say

8/16/2006
Killer Heat Waves Do Discriminate

Elderly who live in threatening, rundown areas most vulnerable, study suggests

8/15/2006
Yellow Pigment in Veggies Protects Against Eye Disease

Carotenoids in corn, squash and leafy greens cuts risk of age-related vision loss in older women

8/14/2006
Skin Test Could Detect Alzheimer's Disease Early

Researchers working on a simple analysis that could be done in a doctor's office or outpatient clinic

8/11/2006
Stress Can Shrink and Age Your Brain

Effects range from memory problems to cell damage linked to aging, studies say

8/11/2006
Exercise Smartens Up the Aging Brain

Review of the data finds activity keeps mental decline at bay

8/10/2006
Older and Cranky May Mean Smarter

Study suggests that personality predictors for intelligence change as you age

8/10/2006
100-Plus and Loving It

U.S. survey finds many centenarians healthy, happy

8/7/2006
U.S. Nursing Home Care Found Wanting

Too many facilities are falling short of their obligations, survey says