Misc. Aging News

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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

11/24/2004
Help Older Adults Enjoy the Holidays

Keep them in mind when planning family fun

11/22/2004
System That Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging

Studies find it influences mental function, how body responds to exercise

11/19/2004
Still Not Enough Nurses to Go Around

Growth in ranks won't prevent future shortages, study finds

11/18/2004
Older Americans Can Expect Longer, Healthier Lives

Big gains in longevity for those over 65, report finds

11/18/2004
Too Few Elderly in Cancer Clinical Trials

Majority of patients are seniors, but they're a minority in trials

11/17/2004
Researchers Closing In On 'Death Clock' Gene

It holds important clues to both cancer and aging

11/14/2004
New Hope for Alzheimer's Patients

Advances in treatment may slow dementia's progression

11/12/2004
Exercise Cuts Death Risk Later in Life

Study finds 35% less chance of dying in next 8 years

11/10/2004
Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds

Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

11/9/2004
Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors

Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

11/3/2004
Health Tip: Avoid Too Much Sun

You can postpone skin 'aging'

11/3/2004
Hospitalization Among Elderly Often Leads to Disability

Preventive steps need to be taken before a senior ends up there, study contends

11/2/2004
Genes Determine Severity of Osteoporosis

Mutations leave some less prone to fractures, study finds

11/2/2004
Annual Flu Shot a Lifesaver for the Elderly

Consecutive vaccines have cumulative effect, study finds

11/1/2004
Minority of Patients Make Up Bulk of Critical Care Costs

Repeat users cited, Medicare study finds

10/29/2004
Cruising Into the Golden Years

Ships offer alternative to assisted living, study says

10/27/2004
Shedding Pounds Lengthens Life

Mouse study found those that lacked weight-control gene were twice as heavy

10/26/2004
Anesthesia Can Dim Elderly Patients' Minds

Effects can last two years after surgery, study says

10/20/2004
Jury Still Out on Testosterone Therapy

Older men suffering 'male menopause' may benefit, but risks remain unclear

10/14/2004
Surgeon General Warns of Bone Break Epidemic

Half of those over 50 to be at osteoporosis risk if nothing's done

10/7/2004
Many in Assisted Living Have Mental Health Problems

Two-thirds of those in study had dementia, depression

10/5/2004
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle in Youth Pays Off Later

Study finds women less likely to die of any cause as they age

9/30/2004
Doctors Can Be Sentinels for Elder Abuse

Report finds victims likelier to die within 3 years

9/30/2004
Health Tip: Age-Related Vision Loss

Antioxidants may help prevent it, study found

9/22/2004
Homebound Elderly Hit Hard by Depression

Black, white seniors suffer equally, study finds

9/21/2004
Childhood Sexual Abuse Damage Lasts a Lifetime

Study: Older women who were victims likelier to try suicide

9/21/2004
Walking a Good Workout for Your Brain

New studies show regular strolls can reduce risk of dementia, boost cognition

9/14/2004
Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise

Aging population and more virulent strains to blame, study finds

9/14/2004
Exercise Can Keep Heart Failure in Check

It keeps the muscle from growing stiff, research finds

9/13/2004
Upbeat Outlook Offsets Effects of Aging

Positive emotions improve physical, functional health of older adults

9/10/2004
Vitamin Supplements May Slow Middle-Age Weight Gain

Four common ones tied to healthier weights over 10-year period

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