Misc. Aging News

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3/17/2005
Cost Keeping Seniors from Dental Care

Vast majority have no dental insurance, study finds

3/16/2005
Obesity May Shorten Americans' Life Expectancy

Reduced life span could save Social Security, researchers note

3/15/2005
Health Tip: Eyeing Macular Degeneration

Diet changes may reduce your risk

3/14/2005
Higher Education Keeps Late-Life Memory Strong

Seniors with college degrees use brain's frontal lobes more, study finds

3/11/2005
Doctors Need Better Training in Geriatric Care

Aging boomers mean specialists' focus is shifting to seniors, study warns

3/11/2005
Age No Barrier for Kidney Transplant

Older organs can be safely donated, received, study finds

3/11/2005
Report: Many Discount Medical Cards a Sham

Savings are elusive, with consumers often told outright lies

3/10/2005
Gene Tied to Age-Related Vision Loss

In many cases, a single mutation may be to blame

3/10/2005
Busy Minds May Slow Alzheimer's

Fewer signs of disease seen in brains of mentally active mice

3/10/2005
U.S. Adults Still Not Colon Cancer-Savvy

More are familiar with American Idol than their risk for the disease, survey finds

3/9/2005
Cholesterol Linked to Premature Aging Disorder

Kids with progeria age quickly and die young from heart disease

3/9/2005
Health Tip: Hair Loss in Women

How not to make it worse

3/8/2005
Health Tip: Cool With Hot Flashes

Suggestions on how to deal with them

3/7/2005
Minor Stroke a Major Warning

Full-fledged brain attack likely within a week, study finds

3/5/2005
HRT: Still a Useful Therapeutic Tool

Many experts are rethinking doubts about the therapy's value, risks

3/3/2005
Ligament Tears Raise Knee Arthritis Risk

ACL injury can cause trouble decades later, study suggests

3/3/2005
Shallow Socket Ups Hip Arthritis Risk

It increases the chance of osteoarthritis more than four-fold

3/1/2005
Older Women With Breast Cancer Missing Out on Chemo

Many not being offered lifesaving treatment because of their age, researcher says

2/26/2005
Simple Steps to Fall-Free Homes

Domestic tips can keep elderly or disabled safe

2/25/2005
You're Never Too Old to Exercise

Regular workouts combat heart attacks, even depression, experts say

2/25/2005
Almost One In Three Seniors Given Inappropriate Meds

Physician education and computer alerts could help reduce the problem, say experts

2/24/2005
Spouse Most Likely Source of Elder Abuse

Tensions can rise when caring for husband or wife, study finds

2/23/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly

Here are some simple suggestions

2/23/2005
Overnight Test Best at Spotting Sleep Apnea

Simple office exam and medical history isn't enough, study finds

2/22/2005
Seniors Raising a Glass to Good Health

Improved health means they're drinking more than previous generations

2/21/2005
Collagen Defect May Trigger Osteoarthritis

In mice, joints lacking a specific type got arthritis five times faster

2/18/2005
Tying Exercise to Culture Boosts Participation

In study, 96% of elderly Chinese stuck with Tai Chi program

2/17/2005
Nursing Home Drug May Speed Alzheimer's

Doctors urged to choose another antipsychotic medication

2/17/2005
Young Blood Rejuvenates Old Muscles

Mouse study suggests it's blood, not muscle, hindering repair in the aged

2/15/2005
Health Tip: Coping With Memory Loss

These suggestions can help

2/14/2005
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Shield Seniors as Much as Thought

Study finds mortality rates flat since 80s, despite increased vaccination

2/14/2005
Older Doctors Not Always the Best

Younger physicians more likely to keep up with current practices, study finds

2/14/2005
Older Adults' Memories Stress the Positive

To avoid regret, many dismiss negative aspects of important choices

2/12/2005
For Bunions, Footwear Fit Is a Shoe-In

Give feet more room to ease discomfort, experts say

2/11/2005
Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults

Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

2/8/2005
Gene Variant Ups Osteoporosis Risk

One in five may carry the estrogen-linked mutation

2/8/2005
Eating Well Staves Off Disability

Dairy, fruits and vegetables can help you function better as you age, study finds

2/8/2005
Nicotine Won't Slow Alzheimer's

Mouse study counters previous research suggesting it might help

2/3/2005
Young Cell Phone Users Drive Like Seniors

Talking slows reaction time to that of 70-year-olds, study finds

2/1/2005
'Bio-Barcode' Alzheimer's Test Only a 1st Step

Experts impressed with researchers' efforts but say larger, more comprehensive studies needed

1/28/2005
Seniors Spell Out Health Concerns

Vioxx, Medicare changes and obesity weigh on their minds, survey finds

1/28/2005
With Age Comes Pain Tolerance

Older adults cope with it better than younger adults, study finds

1/20/2005
Behavior, Diet Therapies Fight Cognitive Decay

Combination curbed beagles' age-related decline in learning ability

1/20/2005
1/19/2005
Senior Gamblers Play Dangerous Odds

Older set at risk for betting more than they can afford, research says

1/16/2005
New Tool Assesses Home Health-Care Programs

Should benefit the elderly and those with disabilities

1/12/2005
Few Seniors Surf the Web for Health Information

Age, income and education influence Internet use, survey finds

1/6/2005
Sinus Surgery Safe for Elderly

Endoscopic procedure relieves pain, pressure of sinusitis in seniors

1/5/2005
Elderly Women With Cervical Cancer Face Tough Battle

They're more likely to die of the disease than younger women

1/4/2005
Study Unlikely to Change Use of Hypertension Drugs

Experts say diuretics safe enough, but alternatives do exist