Misc. Aging News

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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

8/3/2006
Sleep Apnea Increases Stroke Risk in Elderly

But therapies exist to treat the condition, researchers report

8/1/2006
Medicare Drug Plan Still Fuels Dissatisfaction

And more work is needed to reach seniors who haven't signed up yet, researchers say

7/31/2006
More Than Half of Elderly Report Sleep Problems

But simple lifestyle changes can improve rest, researcher says

7/29/2006
Heat-Related Deaths in U.S. on the Rise

Toll tops 150 as California reports 132 fatalities, mostly elderly

7/28/2006
Diet and Exercise: The Real Fountains of Youth

Yet society has to do more to encourage healthy lifestyles for older people, experts say

7/27/2006
Menopausal Drop in Hormones May Boost Arthritis Risk

Women with the lowest levels were more likely to get knee trouble, study found

7/25/2006
Actress Diahann Carroll Helps Launch Breast Cancer Web Site

Education effort aims to dispel common myths about the disease

7/24/2006
Study Reveals How Fish Oils Help the Heart

They contribute to better regulation of electrical activity

7/24/2006
Estrogen Levels May Influence Men's Alzheimer's Risk

They carry small amounts of the hormone throughout their lives, experts note