Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/28/2004
Medicare Drug Discounts: Confusing But Worth It

Report finds program's early bumps can be smoothed out

7/25/2004
Vision Loss a Growing Threat for Many Americans

But experts say proper screening and treatment could save sight as people age

7/23/2004
Many Seniors Still Ask if Medicare Drug Card is Way to Go

It may not be right for everyone, but it's worth a look

7/21/2004
Genetic Role Seen in Chief Cause of Blindness

Mutations tied to age-related macular degeneration

7/19/2004
Lifestyle Can Cut Risk of Alzheimer's

Staying trim, eating well and social networking help

7/15/2004
When Golden Years Are Tarnished With Despair

The elderly, not teens, at highest risk of suicide

7/9/2004
Help Seniors Sidestep Medication Mishaps

What caregivers can do to help the elderly track their daily drug regimens

7/9/2004
Online Tips for Older Drivers

Web site lets seniors guage their ability to be safe on the road

7/2/2004
Alzheimer's Patients Can Still Learn

Exercises help them retain memory, cognitive skills

6/30/2004
Drug Cost Hike Linked to New Medicare Benefits

AARP suggests prices spiked after federal law signed

6/30/2004
Casual Strolls May Be Risky for Older Women

Cause more injuries than any other non-equipment exercise

6/27/2004
Hip Fractures Need Special Care

Recovery can be uncomfortable in summer heat

6/25/2004
Cost-Cutting on Drugs Has Health Cost

People suffer more when they curtail prescription use

6/23/2004
HRT Won't Halt Dementia in Older Women

New research says it may actually worsen it

6/18/2004
Health Tip: Dental Care for Seniors

How to avoid gum disease, tooth decay

6/17/2004
Work Progresses Toward Anti-Aging Pill

Targeting a specific gene can prevent cell death

6/16/2004
Elderly Suicides Linked to Illnesses

Increased risk associated with chronic diseases

6/15/2004
In-Person License Renewals Cut Elderly Driver Deaths

But renewal frequency and road and vision tests don't

6/14/2004
Fruit Helps Eyes Stay Healthy

Increased consumption may prevent macular degeneration

6/14/2004
Being Bilingual Could Protect Your Brain

Speaking more than one language may slow down some age-related decline

6/10/2004
Many Nursing Home Residents Stuck in Bed

Disabilities, staff shortages mean most spend too much time there, study says

6/9/2004
Brain Genes Can Go Bad Early

Finding could lead to early detection, prevention

6/9/2004
Possible Marker for Alzheimer's Disease Found

Measuring antibody levels may lead to early diagnosis of mind-robbing condition

6/8/2004
Predicting Lifespans for Dementia Patients

Model gauges death risk for nursing home residents with advanced dementia

6/8/2004
Fewer Minorities Than Ever in U.S. Cancer Trials

White males still most likely to enroll despite Congressional action

6/8/2004
6/7/2004
Intensive Chemotherapy Does Help Elderly

Aggressive treatment works with leukemia patients aged 75 and older, study finds

6/7/2004
Epilepsy Drugs Weaken Bones of Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older lost bone mass twice as fast

6/4/2004
Losing the Fat May Be Key to Longer Life

Lean mice live longer than their plumper kin, and now researchers may know why.

6/4/2004
Imagine That! A Better Memory

Mental technique can help even older folks remember daily tasks

6/3/2004
New Medicare Drug Card Puzzles Seniors

Survey likens new system to a Rube Goldberg device

6/2/2004
Diabetes Increases Death Risk for Elderly

It means more premature deaths among those 65 and older, study says

6/1/2004
Overactive Bladder Drug Approved

Relaxes muscles, reducing contractions

6/1/2004
Medicare Unveils Drug-Discount Card Program

Seniors will have to do some homework to find the right card for them

5/28/2004
Oldest Patients Least Likely to Get ICU Care

Medicare study finds those over 90 a third as likely to get critical care

5/27/2004
Celecoxib Beats Other NSAIDs in Heart Failure Risk

Canadian researchers examine cardiovascular effect of anti-inflammatories

5/27/2004
Confusion Surrounds Medicare Drug Discount Card Program

It will primarily benefit low-income seniors, experts agree

5/25/2004
Drug Price Increases Triple the Rate of Inflation

Cost of brand-name medications jumped 6.9 percent in 2003, study finds

5/21/2004
Blood Pressure Control Poorest For The Oldest

But researchers add this group needs aggressive treatment the most

5/19/2004
Specialty Care for Elderly Heart Patients Pays Off

Study finds it improves quality of life while it cuts Medicare costs by 38%

5/14/2004
Some Falls for the Elderly Harder Than Others

Study finds concrete floors the worst; carpeted, wooden floors the most gentle

5/12/2004
ICU Admissions Rising for HIV Patients

But the news isn't necessarily bad, experts say

5/11/2004
Hospital Food Short on More Than Flavor

Study finds it lacks many vitamins, minerals

5/11/2004
Health Tip: Why Older People Bruise Easily

Sun damage and age weaken the veins

5/10/2004
Anemic Seniors Face Other Health Problems

They're more likely to have less strength and more disabilities

5/10/2004
Polio Symptoms Recur for Some Survivors

Post-polio syndrome can strike many years after initial attack

5/6/2004
Trial Pill Helps Elderly Insomniacs

Helps them sleep longer and more soundly, with less napping

5/4/2004
Hidden Costs of Depression for Seniors

Study says amount of unpaid help for daily activities totals $9 billion in U.S.

5/3/2004
Immune System May Protect Against Cognitive Disorders

Researchers say mouse study could lead one day to preventive vaccine

4/30/2004
Gene Defect Linked to Premature Aging

Finding may also lead to new way to treat cancer, researchers say