Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/10/2004
Medical Device Injuries Deemed Common

But expert wonders how serious a cut from a toothbrush is

9/9/2004
Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Alzheimer's Cases

Expert warns of doubling of incidence if brain not maintained

9/9/2004
It's Never Too Late to Shape Up

Older marathon runners improving their times more than younger runners

9/2/2004
Sneakers Keep Elderly on Sure Footing

Choice of shoes affects risk of falling

9/1/2004
Radiation Not Always Needed for Breast Cancer

Some women 70 and up may forgo it, but it helps younger patients

9/1/2004
Fatty Acid in Fish May Arrest Alzheimer's

Mice deficient in DHA show significant memory loss

8/31/2004
Age, Tumor Stage Affect Breast Cancer Death

Odds fall as women age, unless disease is advanced

8/30/2004
Surgery Not Risky for Older Heart Patients

Study finds similar survival rates for medication, surgery in those over 75

8/27/2004
Study Looks at Stresses on Caregivers

Managing loved one's finances, medications takes emotional toll

8/25/2004
Study to Test Gingko for Early Dementia

Researchers will focus on memory loss linked to Alzheimer's

8/24/2004
Drug-Benefit Caps Cut Use of Needed Medications

One-quarter of seniors stop or cut back on treatment, study says

8/24/2004
Draining Brain Toxins May Slow Alzheimer's

Cognitive test scores remained stable in treated patients

8/17/2004
Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly

But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

8/17/2004
Longer Rehab Improves Hip Fracture Outcomes

Supervised exercise, weight training keeps elderly patients mobile, independent

8/16/2004
Health Tip: Is That a Gray Hair?

They're a normal part of aging

8/15/2004
Exercise -- the Real Fountain of Youth

30 minutes of daily activity can keep you fit and healthy

8/11/2004
Medicare Drug Law in Disfavor Among Recipients

New survey says they see glass more empty than full

8/9/2004
Many Older Patients on Risky Drugs

Study finds 20% get medicines their bodies can't handle

8/3/2004
Aggressive Treatment Saves Lives of Older Heart Patients

Procedures such as angioplasty and stenting aren't too taxing, study finds

7/28/2004
Medicare Drug Discounts: Confusing But Worth It

Report finds program's early bumps can be smoothed out

7/25/2004
Vision Loss a Growing Threat for Many Americans

But experts say proper screening and treatment could save sight as people age

7/23/2004
Many Seniors Still Ask if Medicare Drug Card is Way to Go

It may not be right for everyone, but it's worth a look

7/21/2004
Genetic Role Seen in Chief Cause of Blindness

Mutations tied to age-related macular degeneration

7/19/2004
Lifestyle Can Cut Risk of Alzheimer's

Staying trim, eating well and social networking help

7/15/2004
When Golden Years Are Tarnished With Despair

The elderly, not teens, at highest risk of suicide

7/9/2004
Help Seniors Sidestep Medication Mishaps

What caregivers can do to help the elderly track their daily drug regimens

7/9/2004
Online Tips for Older Drivers

Web site lets seniors guage their ability to be safe on the road

7/2/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Can Still Learn

Exercises help them retain memory, cognitive skills

6/30/2004
Drug Cost Hike Linked to New Medicare Benefits

AARP suggests prices spiked after federal law signed

6/30/2004
Casual Strolls May Be Risky for Older Women

Cause more injuries than any other non-equipment exercise

6/27/2004
Hip Fractures Need Special Care

Recovery can be uncomfortable in summer heat

6/25/2004
Cost-Cutting on Drugs Has Health Cost

People suffer more when they curtail prescription use

6/23/2004
HRT Won't Halt Dementia in Older Women

New research says it may actually worsen it

6/18/2004
Health Tip: Dental Care for Seniors

How to avoid gum disease, tooth decay

6/17/2004
Work Progresses Toward Anti-Aging Pill

Targeting a specific gene can prevent cell death

6/16/2004
Elderly Suicides Linked to Illnesses

Increased risk associated with chronic diseases

6/15/2004
In-Person License Renewals Cut Elderly Driver Deaths

But renewal frequency and road and vision tests don't

6/14/2004
Fruit Helps Eyes Stay Healthy

Increased consumption may prevent macular degeneration

6/14/2004
Being Bilingual Could Protect Your Brain

Speaking more than one language may slow down some age-related decline

6/10/2004
Many Nursing Home Residents Stuck in Bed

Disabilities, staff shortages mean most spend too much time there, study says

6/9/2004
Brain Genes Can Go Bad Early

Finding could lead to early detection, prevention

6/9/2004
Possible Marker for Alzheimer's Disease Found

Measuring antibody levels may lead to early diagnosis of mind-robbing condition

6/8/2004
Predicting Lifespans for Dementia Patients

Model gauges death risk for nursing home residents with advanced dementia

6/8/2004
Fewer Minorities Than Ever in U.S. Cancer Trials

White males still most likely to enroll despite Congressional action

6/8/2004
6/7/2004
Intensive Chemotherapy Does Help Elderly

Aggressive treatment works with leukemia patients aged 75 and older, study finds

6/7/2004
Epilepsy Drugs Weaken Bones of Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older lost bone mass twice as fast

6/4/2004
Losing the Fat May Be Key to Longer Life

Lean mice live longer than their plumper kin, and now researchers may know why.

6/4/2004
Imagine That! A Better Memory

Mental technique can help even older folks remember daily tasks

6/3/2004
New Medicare Drug Card Puzzles Seniors

Survey likens new system to a Rube Goldberg device