Misc. Aging News

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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

3/21/2006
Denial, Stigma Delaying Alzheimer's Diagnoses

Late diagnosis impedes access to drugs that could help slow the disease, researchers warn

3/20/2006
Gene, Smoking Combo Boosts Risk of Elderly Vision Loss

Specific mutation raises chances of age-related macular degeneration

3/20/2006
Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly

State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

3/20/2006
U.S. Prisons Not Safe for the Aged: Study

Changes must be made as jailed population grows older, experts say

3/20/2006
Soaps, Talk Shows May Dull Aging Brains

Daytime TV drama linked to poorer cognition in older women, study finds

3/17/2006
Longer Drug Therapy Helps Bone Marrow Disease Patients

'Maintenance' treatment with decitabine may improve MDS outcomes, study finds

3/16/2006
When Caregivers Need Care

Report cites urgency to help growing number of Americans tending to ailing loved ones

3/15/2006
Depressed Elderly Need Ongoing Care

Many older patients will relapse after treatment ends, study finds

3/15/2006
Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's

Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

3/15/2006
Health Tip: In Men, It's Called Andropause

Part of the natural aging process

3/13/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

3/13/2006
Drug Eases Bone Marrow Cancer Burden

Decitabine boosts quality of life for MDS patients, study finds

3/10/2006
Pessimistic View on Aging Could Harm Hearing

Elderly who view poor hearing as part of aging may not seek care, researchers say

3/10/2006
Bad Neighborhoods May Be Disabling

Dirty, noisy surroundings triple risk for disability, study finds

3/9/2006
America's Seniors Healthier, Wealthier Than Ever Before

New report finds illness declining, while education and wealth levels rising

3/9/2006
Rural Elderly Turn to Alternative Remedies

North Carolinans use folk medicines for prevention, not cure

3/8/2006
Depression May Help Spur Mental Decline

One out of five depressed seniors showed evidence of impairment, study found

3/7/2006
No Pending Physician Shortage: Study

Better use of existing doctors will meet nation's needs

3/7/2006
Air Pollution Ups Hospitalizations in Seniors

Cardiovascular, respiratory troubles increase, study finds

3/6/2006
Genes May Hold Key to Elderly Vision Loss

Scientists spot DNA behind age-related macular degeneration

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

3/2/2006
Vascular Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Shorter Life Span

Excess amounts of white matter may be sign of high blood pressure, study says

3/1/2006
Age Influences Visual Perception

MRI study suggests the young use incoming images differently than the old

3/1/2006
Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

Experimental compound stopped two disease-linked processes in mice

2/27/2006
Arthritic Knees May Begin With Cartilage Loss

Damaged meniscus seems to be key, study finds

2/25/2006
Watch Out for Winter Health Woes

Experts offer tips to safeguard elderly this season

2/24/2006
Health Tip: Seniors Who Exercise

Here's how to prevent injury

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

2/21/2006
Exercise, Learning Help Shield Against Alzheimer's

New report lists factors that boost health of the aging brain

2/20/2006
Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack

These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

2/20/2006
Health Tip: Exercise Is Good for You

Even if you're elderly

2/16/2006
Kids Can Be Key to Emergency Stroke Care

Educating them on the warning signs could save lives, researchers say

2/15/2006
Spouse's Hospitalization Can Take Heavy Toll

Stress boosts death risk for healthy partner, study finds

2/15/2006
Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Protect Older Women From Fracture

Daily supplements won't shield this group from colon cancer, either, study finds

2/9/2006
Health Tip: There's No Cure for Alzheimer's

But drugs may help alleviate symptoms

2/8/2006
Poor Mood May Mean Missed Check-ups

Depressed elderly patients often forego important tests, experts say

2/7/2006
Genes Play Major Role in Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Two other papers examine link to depression, and produce conflicting results

2/6/2006
Heart Failure Rising In Older Americans

But more are surviving longer with the disease, report finds

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Stay Healthy After Menopause

Be sure to get enough sleep, eat right

2/6/2006
Can't Focus? Aging Brain May Be to Blame

By middle age, neurological 'daydream' centers gain more control, researchers find

2/6/2006
Spinal Fluid Molecules May Predict Alzheimer's Disease

But some doctors wonder if test will work in ordinary medical practice

2/5/2006
Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack

New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

2/2/2006
Chemotherapy Can Help Older Breast Cancer Patients, Too

If they're healthy, they stand to gain from the treatment, new research finds

2/2/2006
Blood Thinner Boosts Elderly Fracture Risk

Long-term warfarin use increased the odds by 25 percent,study found

1/27/2006
Innovative Therapy Helps Seniors Fight Depression

Joint effort from a number of specialists brings lasting results, study finds

1/27/2006
Gender, Ethnicity Sway Choices for End-of-Life Care

Women tend to want more life-extending interventions than men, study finds