Misc. Aging News

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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

12/31/2004
Prepare to Get More Fit in 2005

Tips for older adults planning to carry out a resolution

12/30/2004
Health Tip: How to Live to Be 100

Japanese journal offers age-old advice

12/29/2004
Exercise Cuts Heart, Diabetes Risk Factors

Program reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome

12/28/2004
First Snowfall Most Perilous for Drivers

Crash rate higher than in subsequent snowy days

12/28/2004
Senior Service Offers Rx Advice

Web site educates seniors about medicine safety

12/28/2004
Health Tip: Dispelling Alzheimer's Myths

It's not a normal part of aging

12/27/2004
Exercise Keeps the Old Mind Healthy

Wards off mental decline in senior citizens, study finds

12/22/2004
Show Sensitivity to Older Relatives at Holiday Gatherings

Tips to make those with impaired memories or behavioral problems comfortable

12/15/2004
Getting Out and About Good for Seniors

Exercise and social activity improve their cognition and sleep

12/15/2004
Biennial Mammograms OK for Some Women

No higher risk of late-stage cancer found in those aged 50 and older

12/14/2004
Heart-Healthy Behaviors Can Avert Mixed Dementia

Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol could slow decline

12/13/2004
Adult Traumas Can Harm Seniors' Health

Cumulative effect can lead to more illness as you age, study finds

12/4/2004
Seniors Need Extra Help Weathering Winter

Safety advice on getting through cold months safe and sound

12/3/2004
Depression Strikes Hard at Ill Seniors

Therapy helps quality of life in those with chronic ailments

12/1/2004
Magnesium Maintains Memory

Mineral seems to regulate key brain receptor involved in learning

11/30/2004
Elderly Better Off With Underactive Thyroid

Surprising study questions need for aggressive treatment

11/30/2004
Simple Steps in Youth Boost Bones in Old Age

Diet, exercise and a little sunlight can keep canes, walkers at bay

11/28/2004
Caring for America's Aging Smiles

As the population grays, experts warn of dental care crisis

11/26/2004
Raising Grandkids Stresses Grandmothers

But most say benefits for family make it worth it