Misc. Aging News

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5/24/2006
High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu

A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

5/23/2006
Colonoscopy Benefits Last Longer Than Thought

Study finds the screen may protect more than the recommended 10-year interval

5/22/2006
First Signs of Dementia May Be Physical

Problems with balance, strength might portend Alzheimer's, study suggests

5/22/2006
Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure

Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

5/17/2006
Elderly Brains Benefit From Stable Blood Pressure

Study suggests treatment should be more aggressive in very old

5/16/2006
Genes May Be Key to Hearing Loss

A group on chromosome 3 may influence ear trouble in young and old, study finds

5/16/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Osteoporosis

Start taking care of your bones

5/15/2006
Walking Test Helps Predict Lifespan

Elderly who quickly walk a quarter-mile live healthier, longer, study shows

5/15/2006
Medicare Drug Plan Gets Mixed Reviews as Deadline Arrives

Monday is last day most seniors can sign up to Part D without penalty

5/14/2006
It's Not Your Daughter's Health Club Anymore

The 55-plus crowd is the fastest-growing segment of gym members in the United States

5/10/2006
Brain Shows Signs of Alzheimer's Onset

Changes in autopsied tissue give researchers clues to early disease

5/10/2006
37 Million Americans Now Have Medicare Drug Benefit

Low-income beneficiaries can enroll after May 15 deadline without penalty, U.S. says

5/9/2006
Collaborative Care Best for Alzheimer's

Improvements noted in patients and their caregivers, study says

5/5/2006
Experts Issue New Stroke-Prevention Guidelines

Bottom line for patients: Stay healthy, get checked often

5/3/2006
Key Factors Spur Older Cancer Patients to Quit Chemo

Colon cancer study cites frailty, lack of support as important to this decision

5/3/2006
Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Be Needed in Older Men

They will often die of some other cause, study suggests

5/2/2006
Americans Less Healthy Than the British

Study finds gap despite higher U.S. incomes, more money spent on health care

5/1/2006
Lack of Estrogen Linked to Hip Fractures in Men

Those with low levels of the hormone face three times the risk, study finds

5/1/2006
Health Tip: Choosing a Nursing Home

How to find the right one

4/30/2006
The Brain: Waste Not, Want Not

Mentally challenging tasks can keep you sharp as you age, experts say

4/28/2006
Full Social Lives May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Socially active elderly suffered less neurological damage, study found

4/28/2006
Blood Clots From Heart Associated With Dementia

British study finds a high incidence of cerebral emboli in such cases

4/21/2006
Sally Field Brings Osteoporosis to Center Stage

'Norma Rae' star takes on another fight, this time for bone health

4/18/2006
Elderly Cancer Survivors at Disability Risk

Study finds women who beat the disease were less able to perform daily tasks

4/18/2006
Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs

Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

4/17/2006
Health Tip: Preventing Falls

Keeping the elderly on their feet

4/17/2006
Younger Moms' Kids Get Longevity Edge

Children of women under 25 twice as likely to live to 100, study finds

4/16/2006
Needling Away Wrinkles

Facial acupuncture gives Botox a run for its money, advocates say

4/13/2006
Moderate Drinking Not Safe for All

Older men with specific medical conditions may want to abstain, study suggests

4/10/2006
Obesity Plus Arthritis Disabling for Older Women

Findings don't bode well for an aging and increasingly obese population

4/10/2006
Brand-Name Drug Prices Still Outpace Inflation

Generic drug costs down a bit, AARP survey finds

4/10/2006
Age-Related Vision Trouble May Be Tied to Memory Problems

Study finds an association, but no definite proof

4/10/2006
Stroke May Trigger Memory Trouble

Decline can happen in the absence of other cognitive problems, such as dementia, researchers note

4/6/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young

Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

4/5/2006
Doctors Should Heed Patients' Memory Complaints

They may sometimes -- but not always -- be a harbinger of Alzheimer's, study finds

4/4/2006
Arthritis Care Falls Short for the Elderly

A big problem is failure to warn of painkillers' side effects, study says

3/30/2006
Too Many Ignore Symptoms of Mini-Stroke

Only 1 in 10 sought emergency treatment in British study

3/30/2006
Health Tip: If a Family Member Has Alzheimer's

How a loved one can remain happy and active

3/30/2006
Impaired Thinking Boosts Elderly Falling Risk

Cognition may be key to safe walking, study shows

3/29/2006
Pneumonia Vaccine Saving Lives

Study finds big drop in infection-linked death in hospitalized patients

3/29/2006
Research Brings New Insight Into Joint Health

Two compounds act as lubricants that help prevent arthritis

3/28/2006
Loneliness Boosts Blood Pressure in Older Adults

It may equal obesity as a risk factor for hypertension, researchers say

3/27/2006
Urinary Incontinence May Bring Depression

Women with the disorder face twice the risk, study finds

3/27/2006
Older Smokers More Likely to Quit for Good

Their rate of relapse is half that of younger puffers

3/24/2006
Joint Replacement Demand Could Mean Long Wait Times

Millions of knees, hips will need replacing, with too few surgeons

3/24/2006
Alzheimer's May Be Diabetes-Like Illness

Rats without insulin in brain developed symptoms, researchers report

3/23/2006
Preparation Brings Better Hip Replacement Outcomes

Medical exams, physical conditioning can help, studies show

3/23/2006
Ankle Fracture Surgery Helps All Ages

Older patients fared well, but may need more intensive rehab, experts say

3/22/2006
Enzyme Slows Alzheimer's Disease

Natural chemical blocks build-up of 'plaques and tangles' in brain

3/22/2006
Weight-Loss Surgery Not Without Risks

Age and type of surgery seem to be the key factors, study finds