Misc. Aging News

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5/12/2005
Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions

Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

5/10/2005
Vitamin D Does Prevent Fractures in Elderly

Latest study contradicts two recent trial reports

5/10/2005
Study: Alzheimer's Hits U.S. Latinos Earlier

Close to a seven-year gap between symptom onset in Hispanics, whites

5/10/2005
Statin Drug May Help Slow Alzheimer's

Lipitor shows promise in small study

5/9/2005
Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track

Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

5/6/2005
Online Tool Checks Need for Cancer Screening

Cancer Society's 'Great American Health Check' launched this week

5/5/2005
Defibrillators Help Newly Diagnosed Heart Patients

Study suggests Medicare guidelines may need to be revised for implanted devices

5/5/2005
Cellular Antioxidant Extends Mice's Life Span

This molecule can't be bought in a bottle, however

5/4/2005
Fish Oil Nutrient Boosts Ailing Hearts

Better outcomes for bypass patients and those using pacemakers

4/29/2005
Gene Therapy Trial Focuses on Leg Pain

The treatment could improve circulation without surgery, researchers hope

4/27/2005
Nonprofit Nursing Homes Beat For-Profits in Study

They're best when it comes to measures of patient care

4/27/2005
Childhood Infection Takes Toll on Seniors, Too

Respiratory virus can be dangerous to more than youngsters

4/26/2005
Are Seniors Healthier?

Quality of life is now a mixed bag, AARP reports

4/25/2005
Few in U.S. Living Healthy Lifestyles

Only 3 percent of adults really doing the right things, study finds

4/25/2005
Chest X-Rays May Catch Osteoporosis

Screening for other problems can find undetected fractures in vertebrae

4/24/2005
Golden Slumbers in the Golden Years

Web site helps older Americans get a good night's sleep

4/22/2005
New Weapon Against Alzheimer's Found

Antibody therapy appears to clear built-up plaque from affected brains

4/22/2005
4/21/2005
CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment

High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger

4/19/2005
Heart Failure Drug May Raise Death Risk

Use nesiritide only as "last resort," researchers say

4/18/2005
Brain Injections Lower Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice

The technique avoids inflammation seen in earlier trials

4/18/2005
Health Tip: Multi-infarct Dementia

Learn its warning signs

4/18/2005
Health Tip: Managing Menopause

Stay healthy as you age

4/13/2005
Shaking Disorder Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

'Essential tremor' may share common cause with mental decline

4/13/2005
New Clues to Killer Heart Failure

Underlying health problems may be best treatment target, researchers say

4/13/2005
Two Agents Fail to Fight Off Alzheimer's

Little or no benefit seen from Aricept or Vitamin E in much-awaited trial

4/12/2005
Prescription Drug Prices Soaring Above Inflation

Last year's 7.1 percent rise is largest over the past 5 years, AARP says

4/11/2005
A Molecular Explanation of Why Muscles Weaken With Age

Researchers offer distinctly nonmolecular solution: Exercise

4/11/2005
Fish, Soy Oil Quickly Cut Heart Attack Risk

In study, elderly who took supplements showed better heart function within weeks

4/11/2005
Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure

Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

4/11/2005
Sleeping Pills Won't Increase Elderly Fall Risk

Insomnia is probably the culprit, large study suggests

4/8/2005
Money Can Buy Happiness When Ill

Disabled report better well-being when income is higher

4/8/2005
Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal

Some believe the decision to use the drug should stay with physicians

4/7/2005
Exercise Keeps Arthritis Disability At Bay

Senior couch potatoes face double the risk of functional decline

4/7/2005
Early Arthritis Gives Clues to Treatment

First stage of rheumatoid disease differs from later stages, study finds

4/5/2005
Exercise, Stress Management Boost Heart Health

Patients with heart disease fared better than with drugs alone

4/5/2005
Health Tip: Walking Tips for Seniors

Putting your best foot forward

4/1/2005
Surgical Infection Rates Lower in Elderly

Mystery remains as to why rates decline after age 65

3/30/2005
Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention

It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

3/30/2005
Cake, Candles and Colon Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society offers birthday e-reminders to those over 50

3/28/2005
Health Tip: Male Menopause

Surviving your 'midlife crisis'

3/26/2005
Call for Volunteers for Rheumatic Disease Research

People with arthritis, fibromylagia, lupus urged to provide data on their illness

3/25/2005
Treating Depression Keeps Elderly Strong

Banishing blues improves physical functioning, too, study finds

3/24/2005
How Alzheimer's Patients, Families Cope

The disease tests even the strongest relationships, experts say

3/23/2005
Sleep Apnea Can Be Deadly At Night

Cardiac death risk rises as sleepers' breathing is impaired

3/23/2005
Mouse Model May Unlock Secrets of Rare Brain Disease

Multiple system atrophy is often mistaken for Parkinson's

3/22/2005
Health Tip: Shape Up With Mind Aerobics

Here are some ways to improve your memory

3/18/2005
To Stay Mobile, Keep Moving

Activity in middle age helps stave off disability, study finds

3/18/2005
Health Tip: Steady as She Goes

Several factors may cause balance problems

3/18/2005
Veterans Heavier Than Rest of U.S. Population

Finding spotlights need for obesity prevention at VA health centers