Misc. Aging News

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6/20/2005
Little Distress From Alzheimer's Gene Test

In study, even gene carriers said they'd recommend screening to others

6/20/2005
Worldwide Alzheimer's Care Carries Staggering Costs

28 million suffer at a direct-care cost of $156 billion annually

6/20/2005
Novel Therapies Fight Alzheimer's on Multiple Fronts

Insulin, immune system and even calisthenics offer hope, experts say

6/19/2005
Culture Colors Views on Alzheimer's Disease

Minorities have different perspectives on the illness, studies find

6/18/2005
MRI Can Identify Alzheimer's, Other Dementia

Specialized technology may take the guesswork out of diagnosis

6/16/2005
Experts: Specialized Stroke Centers Needed

Guidelines now in place for facilities that treat challenging cases

6/16/2005
Lifelong Friends Make Life Longer

Strong bonds may extend life span, study finds

6/15/2005
Study Questions Medicare's Quality Assurance Programs

Money paid to hospital oversight groups may not be producing results

6/13/2005
Obesity, Smoking Speed Aging Process

Every puff and added pound makes cells old before their time, study finds

6/13/2005
Heart Patients at High Post-Hospital Stroke Risk

Study suggests more aggressive therapies are warranted

6/9/2005
Intensive Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech

It works much better than less-frequent sessions, study finds

6/9/2005
Obesity's Strain Causing More Back Pain

Cases of weight-linked spinal trouble are soaring, survey finds

6/8/2005
Exercise Won't Harm Aging Bones

In fact, vigorous workouts may strengthen them, study finds

6/6/2005
Keeping Urinary Incontinence Under Control

Key steps to minimizing its impact on everyday life

6/2/2005
Rheumatoid Arthritis Yields Up Its Secrets

Research uncovers links between inflammatory protein, key hormones

6/2/2005
Daily Painkiller May Slow Spinal Arthritis

Regular NSAID use seems to treat ankylosing spondylitis, study finds

6/1/2005
Shingles Vaccine Has Successful Trial

Should be made available to seniors now, expert says

6/1/2005
Obesity, Diabetes Raise Joint Replacement Risks

Study finds more complications in hypertensive patients, too

5/31/2005
Chronic Diseases Pushing Doctor Visits Beyond Limits

Average family physician would need more hours than are available, studies find

5/25/2005
'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries

Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

5/25/2005
Study: Most Overactive Bladder Is Treatable

Researchers believe bladder spasms, not shrinkage, cause the disorder

5/24/2005
Why Patients Fail to Take Their Medicines

Age, gender and number of prescriptions are key, heart study finds

5/23/2005
Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects

But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

5/23/2005
Incontinence Drug Reveals New Benefit

Trospium chloride protects in both a systemic and bladder-specific manner

5/23/2005
Could High Cholesterol Ward Off Dementia?

Study finds elevated lipid levels in old age may offer benefits

5/20/2005
Narcotic Painkillers Work Best on Elderly

Unlike younger patients, there's little need to increase dose

5/19/2005
Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit

Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/17/2005
Colonoscopy Can Miss Some Cancers

Study finds specialists are best at spotting malignancies

5/13/2005
Giving Older Cancer Patients a Fighting Chance

New tool gauges whether treatments will be tolerable and effective

5/12/2005
Elder Eye Care Differs by Health Insurance

Managed care patients more likely to have problems left untreated

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