Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/10/2004
Why Some Schizophrenics Are Hard to Treat

Brain cell damage caused by free radicals may explain poor response, study says

3/9/2004
Blinding Eye Disease More Common Than Thought

Study says uveitis affects three times more Americans than previously estimated

3/4/2004
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Puffing away greatly increases risk of blindness later in life

3/4/2004
Education Fails to Cut Older Drivers' Crash Rates

Safety program showed no effect on actual collision rates for high-risk group

3/3/2004
Safe Stairs For Seniors

Mark stair edges with contrasting colors

3/2/2004
Suicidal Thoughts Can Be Controlled in Elderly

But too few seniors get the care they need, study adds

2/23/2004
Healthy Heart Habits May Keep 'Mini Strokes' at Bay

Proper diet and exercise might keep you sharper as you age

2/20/2004
Frozen Shoulder Puts a Chill on Movement

Stiffness and inflammation simply take time to subside

2/19/2004
Blood Pressure Medication Reminder

When it's time to remember

2/17/2004
New Lens Expands Horizons for Cataract Patients

Multifocal lens mimics sight provided by the human eye

2/17/2004
Exercise Sharpens Judgment

Aerobic walks improve seniors' ability to make clearheaded choices

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

2/14/2004
How Old is Too Old for Bypass Surgery?

The operation can be a boon for some elderly heart patients

2/10/2004
Inflammation Marker Linked to Eye Deterioration

C-reactive protein a risk factor for macular degeneration

2/10/2004
Home Safety for Seniors

Remove potential obstacles

2/9/2004
Seniors Not Always Getting Best Medicine

Some elderly patients prescribed inappropriate medications, study finds

2/5/2004
Quick Tests Can Assess Stroke Risk

Three simple, cheap tests could prevent brain attacks in seniors, study finds

2/5/2004
Senior Spills

Skid proof your bathroom

2/4/2004
Aggressive Therapy Helps Older Heart Patients

Study finds it shouldn't be shunned simply because of age

2/3/2004
Dementia Patients at Risk of Nursing Home Violence

And the assailants are often other residents

1/30/2004
Aging Saps Self-Esteem

Gray hair and wrinkles can kill confidence in youthful culture, study finds

1/22/2004
Depressed Holocaust Survivors at Risk of Suicide

The trauma may tax their ability to cope with stress as they age

1/16/2004
Fitness Pays Big Dividends as People Age

Experts offer tips to those venturing out to exercise

1/13/2004
Sizing Up the Risks of Outpatient Surgery

Patient's health, location of procedure affect outcomes for seniors

1/13/2004
Drinking, Drug Abuse Continues Into Middle Age

Study finds it's still surprisingly common among Americans at age 35

1/3/2004
Winter Chills Bring Risks to Elderly

Seniors should stay warm and avoid icy walks

1/1/2004
Live Long and Prosper

Tips on staying healthy well into old age

12/31/2003
Could Cutting Calories Add Years to Your Life?

Reducing them turns on an anti-aging gene in yeast, studies find

12/31/2003
Older Couples at Risk for Murder/Suicide

Professor finds desperate husbands are killing ailing wives, then themselves

12/30/2003
Elderly Readily Admit Hearing Loss

Stereotype disproven by new study

12/29/2003
Brain's Insulation Key to Alzheimer's

Imaging analysis shows deterioration over time

12/26/2003
Seniors Should Steer Clear of These Meds

Experts update criteria for drugs the elderly should avoid

12/24/2003
Helping Seniors Stay on Their Feet

Balance exercises and safety measures at home can reduce risk of falls

12/18/2003
Titanic Survival Is a Wash

Those who made it through the disaster didn't live any longer than other people

12/18/2003
Older Americans Are on the Cuspid of Dental History

State-by-state analysis shows tooth retention rates are up

12/17/2003
Race May Be Factor in Who Gets Flu Shots

Older black Americans getting fewer vaccinations than older whites, study finds

12/15/2003
Alzheimer's Signs Found in Young Adults

Those genetically at risk for Alzheimer's show early signs of brain alteration

12/15/2003
Measuring the Risk for Colorectal Cancer

New index may help decide who doesn't need colonscopies

12/8/2003
Death, Hospital Risks Higher in Anemic Seniors

Experts say underlying cause of problem should be treated

12/8/2003
Protecting the Knees of Seniors

Study identifies factors that help avoid disability with osteoarthritis of key joint

12/4/2003
Anti-Aging Supplement May Clog Arteries

But tests on DHEA were only done in the lab

12/3/2003
Incontinence Drug May Mar Memory

It's linked to recall problems, hallucinations in elderly patient

12/3/2003
Elderly Prostate Cancer Patients Can Tolerate Radiation Therapy

Those over 80 have strong five-year survival rate if otherwise healthy

12/2/2003
Prostate Cancer Tests Overdone in Elderly

Study says excessive screening unnecessary for men over 75

11/26/2003
Value of Cancer Screening in Older Women Doubted

Study finds lots spent on mammograms, Pap smears with little evidence

11/24/2003
Staying Fit Helps Women as They Age

Day-to-day tasks easier for active older women

11/19/2003
Middle Age Poundage Weighs Heavy on Later Years

Long-term quality of life suffers from problems linked to too much weight

11/19/2003
Newer Drugs May Help Elderly Schizophrenics

Switching them off older class of antipsychotics works well, study finds

11/13/2003
Finding an Alzheimer's Facility

Watch how other residents are treated

11/12/2003
Caution Urged on Testosterone Therapy

Panel: More research needed on safety, efficacy of popular hormone