Misc. Aging News

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9/13/2005
Genes Play Key Role in Elderly Fracture Risk

Heredity especially important to first fracture in 60s, 70s, study finds

9/13/2005
Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study

Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say

9/13/2005
Soy May Strengthen Women's Bones

In study, high intake cut postmenopausal fracture rate by 37 percent

9/13/2005
Hispanics at High Risk for Cataracts

Language, insurance barriers keep many from surgery, study finds

9/6/2005
Health Tip: Remembering Your Medicine

So you don't forget an important dose

9/3/2005
Most Europeans Know Little About Heart Failure

And a similar survey of Americans would find similar results, expert warns

9/2/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Reportedly Less Severe

Study shows declines in pain, disability from previous decades

9/1/2005
Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Arrythmia Stroke Risk

Perindropil boosted protection over and above anti-clotting meds, study found

9/1/2005
'Legs For Life' Program Targets Poor Blood Flow

Many Americans have peripheral artery disease but do not know it, experts say

9/1/2005
Sleep Apnea May Herald Early Heart Disease

Links between cardio trouble and frequent awakenings unclear, experts say

8/30/2005
Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk

Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

8/29/2005
Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Death Risk

Staying fit a lifesaver regardless of cholesterol levels, study finds

8/26/2005
Health Tip: Home Safety for Seniors

Suggestions to safeguard your home

8/25/2005
Having Children Nearby Helps Widowed Elderly

But bereaved parents need their independence, too, study finds

8/25/2005
Is a Longevity Vaccine on the Way?

Mouse studies using a hormone raise the possibility, a researcher suggests

8/24/2005
Health Tip: Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof

Elderly are especially prone

8/24/2005
Caregivers Face Major Medical Hurdles of Their Own

Survey finds many lack health care and insurance

8/23/2005
Alzheimer's Hits Brain's 'Daydream' Centers

Regions key to musing, reflection are prone to the disease, study shows

8/22/2005
Gene Linked to Age-Related Blindness

The discovery could aid in prevention and early diagnosis

8/22/2005
Computers Help Seniors Beat the Blues

Study finds PC-using elderly are less prone to depression

8/19/2005
Combo Drug Therapy Fights Rheumatoid Arthritis

Methotrexate plus adalimumab five times better than methotrexate alone, experts say

8/18/2005
Poor Hearing Can Impair Memory

Brain's struggle to grasp speech comes at the expense of recall, experts say

8/18/2005
Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80

British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

8/17/2005
Diabetes Prolongs Fracture Recovery

Study found longer hospital stays after ankle surgery compared to non-diabetics

8/16/2005
Brand-Name Drug Prices Continue to Soar: Report

But latest AARP survey finds cost of generics rising less than inflation

8/15/2005
Tweaking Gene Might Treat Alzheimer's

In the lab, the strategy boosted levels of a toxin-removing protein

8/15/2005
Poor Care for Elderly Linked to Early Death

Treatment that meets recommended guidelines pays off, study finds

8/14/2005
Making Sense of Age-Linked Sensory Decline

Web site explains natural drop in taste, smell during senior years

8/10/2005
Aging Holocaust Survivors at Risk of Suicide

Israeli study contradicts common myth

8/9/2005
Hospital Characteristics Influence Use of Do-not-resuscitate Orders

Factors include size, non-profit status and affiliation with a university, study says

8/9/2005
Genes May Dictate How Exercise Benefits the Elderly

But an active lifestyle pays dividends for all, researchers say

8/9/2005
Clinical Guidelines May Not Suit Older Adults With Several Illnesses

Doctors should tailor treatment to an individual patient's needs, study says

8/6/2005
Seniors Should Protect Themselves From Summer Heat

Tips on how to beat the high temperatures, oppressive humidity

8/4/2005
Multivitamins Don't Protect Seniors

Supplements didn't cut number of doctor visits, infections, study finds

8/1/2005
Alzheimer's Warning Signs Start Early

Review finds cognitive changes similar to but more marked than 'normal' aging

7/28/2005
Primate Gene Link Opens Up Eye Research

Scientists can now work with monkeys to study macular degeneration

7/27/2005
Seniors Vulnerable to Summer's Heat

Experts offer tips on staying safe and cool

7/27/2005
Weight Loss Takes Load Off Knees

Dieting might slow osteoarthritis of the joint, researchers say

7/27/2005
Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly

Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

7/26/2005
Alzheimer's Patients' Vision Going Uncorrected

Old or missing glasses further isolate nursing home residents, study finds

7/26/2005
Many Medicare Recipients Not Getting Full Preventive Care

Study finds service varies widely between doctors

7/26/2005
Stem Cells Restore Heart Function in Pigs

Trials in heart attack patients to begin soon, researchers say

7/25/2005
Age Takes Its Toll on Aerobic Fitness

But exercise can help fight that decline, experts add

7/25/2005
Many New Yorkers Skip Colon Cancer Screening

Findings may reflect national trends, researchers say

7/25/2005
Rare Children's Disease Unlocks Aging's Secrets

Progeria research is also broadening understanding of heart disease

7/22/2005
3 Molecules Could Fight Alzheimer's

They protect a brain protein from disease-linked tangling, scientists say

7/22/2005
Scientists Shed New Light on Alzheimer's

Plaques in blood vessels may play key role, too

7/22/2005
Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's-Plaque Connection

The real culprit may be clogged blood vessels, studies suggest

7/21/2005
Medicare Changes Mean New Cataract Treatment Options

Older Americans can choose between lens types

7/18/2005
Free Diabetes Drugs Could Save U.S. Money

No-cost ACE inhibitors would keep diabetics out of the hospital, experts say