Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/13/2003
Older Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo

Researchers say age was the only factor for who got treatments

8/11/2003
Exercise, Vitamin E Combo Can Slow Aging

The two cut levels of oxidative stress on the body, study finds

8/11/2003
Boomers and Seniors Flock to Their Docs

Preventive care, chronic diseases behind rise in visits

8/11/2003
Seniors Shelling Out More for Medicare+Choice

Out-of-pocket, premium costs jump 10 percent from 1999 to 2003, study says

8/8/2003
Inflammation May Be Culprit in Osteoarthritis

Research points to new area for treatment

8/8/2003
Clouds Forecast for Aging Eyes

But whether cataracts need removal depends on lifestyle

8/7/2003
Could Antibiotics Prevent Stroke?

Study suggests so, but experts urge caution

8/6/2003
Beating the Heat

How to stay healthy during a heat wave

8/6/2003
Assisted Living Provides New Options for Seniors

Healthier old age calls for lower-tech nursing help

8/5/2003
Relationships Give Women Longevity

Marriage in particular helps older women live longer, study finds

8/3/2003
Summer's Heat a Health Threat to Seniors

Keep cool, and keep in touch with relatives or friends

7/29/2003
Forget-Me-Not

Tips to boost your memory

7/25/2003
Anemia Linked to Physical Decline in Elderly

Researchers don't yet know if treatments might reverse the problem

7/24/2003
Surgeons May Soon Be in Short Supply

Study finds there won't be enough heart, eye doctors to treat aging population

7/23/2003
A Time to Die

Some hospice patients quietly stop eating, drinking

7/22/2003
Down in the Dumps

Seek help for depression

7/18/2003
Seniors Who Are Poor Are Often Isolated

Social exclusion more likely for those living in deprived areas, study finds

7/18/2003
Nurturing Young Extends Life

New evolutionary theory of aging for humans

7/17/2003
Loss of Stem Cells Linked to Atherosclerosis

Aging affects ability of bone marrow to send out cells to repair arteries

7/17/2003
Aging Skin

Avoid crash diets

7/14/2003
Obesity Could Lead to Alzheimer's Disease

Study found women who were overweight at 70 were more likely to suffer dementia later

7/14/2003
Older Alcoholics Face Greater Suicide Risk

Study finds association amplified with age

7/11/2003
Inflammation Linked to Cognitive Decline

More evidence that it may play a role in Alzheimer's disease

7/8/2003
Prescription Medications Call for Deep Pockets

Medicare + Choice drug coverage caps leave many with sticker shock, study finds

7/3/2003
Bringing Back the Sense of Touch

Stimulation, drugs can help stroke victims improve fingertip sensitivity

6/30/2003
Why Stress Strains Health of Elderly Caregivers

Levels of system-weakening molecule spike in those caring for ill spouse

6/26/2003
Medical Screenings

Routine tests for the over-40 set

6/23/2003
More Education Buys Alzheimer's Protection

Study finds less loss of cognitive function in nuns, monks

6/20/2003
Eating and Aging

Tips for overcoming eating difficulties

6/18/2003
Rx for the Mind: Mind Games

Use-it-or-lose-it theory gets boost from new study

6/13/2003
Elderly Drivers

Not necessarily more dangerous

6/12/2003
Surgery to Prevent Stroke Worthwhile

Study finds carotid artery cleaning useful in people over 80 who face high risk

6/11/2003
Close Identical Twins Live Longer

Emotional bonds seem to make a difference in longevity, study finds

6/10/2003
Open Drawer Policy

Behavior among seniors

6/6/2003
Why Time Slows the Heart

Researchers focus on role of parasympathetic nervous system

6/6/2003
Remembering the Good Times

Older adults' memories accentuate the positive, study finds

6/5/2003
Do Flu Drugs Work in High-Risk Groups?

Elderly and frail not tested in clinical trials

6/4/2003
Study: ERs Getting More Crowded

Visits up 20% in the last decade, CDC says

6/2/2003
Panel: Routine Dementia Screening Unnecessary

Experts see no benefit in people without symptoms

5/19/2003
In Need of TLC

You need a companion to help you eat right

5/16/2003
Older Hispanics' Eyesight Suffers More

They have more vision problems than seniors in other ethnic, racial groups

5/16/2003
It's Hip to be Active

Even breaking your hip has a silver lining

5/13/2003
Ladies, It's Never Too Late to Exercise

Those who maintain or adopt active lifestyle live longer

5/13/2003
Centenarian Secrets

How to live to be 100

5/7/2003
Gene Changes by Mid-Life Affect Memory Later

Study finds 150 genes that govern what happens as people age

5/7/2003
Never Over-the-Hill

Older women and their sex lives

5/5/2003
Epilepsy Drugs Common in Nursing Homes

Many placed on medications after admission

5/5/2003
Signs of Age

Some good news, for a change

5/2/2003
Helping Seniors Sift Through Health News

Web site helps older adults evaluate medical research on aging

5/1/2003
Old Monkey Study Might Help Old Human Brains

Molecule found that improves cortical function