Misc. Aging News

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12/26/2005
Healthy Aging: The 20s -- Building a Firm Foundation

Proper diet and lots of exercise can help promote better health in your later years

12/23/2005
'Quilt to Remember' Honors Those Struggling With Alzheimer's

Collective memorial will tour U.S. cities, Alzheimer's Foundation says

12/22/2005
Health Tip: Enjoy Older Adulthood

Maintain independence and keep a social network

12/21/2005
Patients, Doctors Benefit From Pneumonia Guidelines

Adhering to these practices allowed more patients to be treated at home, study found

12/21/2005
Smoking Nearly Triples Risk of Age-Linked Vision Loss

Odds of macular degeneration were also doubled for those living with smokers

12/20/2005
Cochlear Implants Can Benefit the Elderly

Age not a good yardstick for gauging who will benefit from the hearing devices, study finds

12/19/2005
Low Brain Estrogen May Boost Women's Alzheimer's Risk

It could help explain why women are slightly more prone to the disease, researchers say

12/19/2005
Attitude Is Everything in Old Age

A sunny outlook trumps physical health in keeping folks independent, study finds

12/19/2005
Fish Oil Fights Pollution-Linked Heart Trouble

Study in elderly finds it helps stabilize cardiac regulation

12/18/2005
When the Holidays Bring On the Blues

It's a sad season for many elderly, but friends and family can help

12/15/2005
Huge Increase in Alzheimer's, Dementia Predicted

Incidence will double in the U.S. and triple in developing countries by 2040, experts say

12/15/2005
Human Epigenome Project Could Help Cure Disease

Scientists push for a new effort to understand mechanisms that direct DNA

12/9/2005
Heart Attack Gives Most Survivors a 'Second Chance'

Yet many surveyed say they aren't doing enough to prevent a recurrence

12/8/2005
Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers

But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

12/6/2005
Light Exercise Staves Off Heart Failure

Rat study suggests moderate activity is safe and effective for patients

12/5/2005
Sleep Apnea Boosts Stroke Risk

Disordered nighttime breathing raises the odds fourfold, study finds

12/3/2005
Watch Out for Winter Injury

Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow

12/2/2005
Protein Helps Spur Rheumatoid Arthritis

The finding might lead to new drugs against the crippling disease

11/30/2005
Older Antipsychotic Drugs No Safer Than New Ones

Researchers warn about replacing the newer meds that carry warnings

11/30/2005
Alzheimer's Could Be Diabetes-like Illness, Study Suggests

Brain insulin levels fall as the disease progresses

11/29/2005
Thyroid Trouble Raises Heart Risk

Study finds increased odds of heart failure as thyroid fails

11/28/2005
Rate of Serious Infection Rising Among Elderly

CDC says hospitalizations due to infection rose 13 percent since 1990

11/23/2005
Medicare's Drug Plan Hits the Road

Vans will travel the country to help ease seniors' confusion

11/22/2005
Heart Surgery Riskier for Those Over 80

Doctors must weigh risks and benefits carefully, researchers conclude

11/18/2005
Health Tip: If You Need a Walker

Here's how to use one safely

11/17/2005
Protein Test Gauges Heart Failure Risk

High blood levels of NT-proBNP can signal danger, study finds

11/15/2005
Brain Scan May Spot Alzheimer's Progression

In the future, new technologies could identify who's at risk, researchers say

11/14/2005
Common Heart Failure Test May Be Flawed

New finding could change treatment for the condition

11/14/2005
Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving

But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

11/11/2005
High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance

Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

11/11/2005
Exercise and Nutrition: The Real Fountains of Youth

They can reduce your risk of problems like heart disease and dementia, experts say

11/11/2005
Confusion Reigns as Medicare Drug Benefit Begins

With enrollment starting Nov. 15, survey finds seniors misinformed about program

11/10/2005
Bacterium, Gene Play Roles in Elderly Vision Loss

Discovery gives new clues to age-related macular degeneration

11/8/2005
Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials

Most said they would allow the participation of an ill loved one

11/7/2005
Study Shows New Role for HDL 'Good' Cholesterol

It may be more important for older patients taking statin drugs

11/6/2005
Experts Offer Free Memory Screenings Nov. 15

It's all part of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

11/2/2005
Shortness of Breath a Potential Sign of Heart Trouble

It was a better indicator of cardiovascular risk than angina, study found

11/2/2005
Chronic Cough More Than an Annoyance

Study finds it can seriously lower quality of life

10/31/2005
Women More Prone to Tobacco-Linked Colon Cancer

And a second study finds colonoscopy safely benefits patients over 70

10/26/2005
Anemia May Raise Elderly Death Risk

Treating the common condition could extend lives, researchers say

10/26/2005
Experts Alert Patients to Medication Errors

It's U.S. Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week

10/25/2005
Older Americans Are Growing Fitter...

... But poorer, less-educated elderly still struggle with disabilities, study finds

10/21/2005
Younger Retirees Face Higher Death Rate

Experts note health problems might explain trend

10/20/2005
Anti-Aging Hormone Linked to Blood Calcium Regulation

Lack of klotho may explain osteoporosis and other conditions of aging, study suggests

10/18/2005
Alzheimer's Drugs Raise Death Risk

But the increase is small and may not outweigh benefits, experts say

10/12/2005
Childhood Stress May Cause Memory Problems Later in Life

Study with rats focused on abuse or neglect of babies

10/11/2005
Keeping an Eye on Stroke Risk

Tiny aneurysms in retina help identify patients in danger, study finds

10/10/2005
Fish Fuels the Brain

Eating it regularly seems to slow cognitive decline in older people, study finds

10/10/2005
Colonscopy Not Advised for Sick Elderly

Study finds its risks may outweigh potential benefits

10/7/2005
Kidney Trouble Raises In-Hospital Death Risk

Injury to this organ can also boost treatment costs, study finds