Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/1/2003
Don't Forget What the Doctor Tells You

Many patients don't remember physicians' instructions once they leave the office

5/1/2003
Snow on the Roof Doesn't Douse Fire Below

People are sexually active through old age, but problems are widespread

4/30/2003
Tackling Pneumonia Proving Tricky

Vaccine prevents severe infections but doesn't block all forms of disease

4/29/2003
Seniors Should Stay Healthy While on the Road

Medical precautions older people should take when they travel

4/29/2003
Disabled Seniors Crave More Independence

But AARP report says solutions will cost money

4/28/2003
Mood Drugs Linked to Fractures in Elderly

Antidepressants, narcotics raise risk of broken bones in women

4/25/2003
Hip Replacement Safe for Oldest Patients

It can provide people 90 and older improved quality of life, study finds

4/25/2003
Motor Problems Could Be Prelude to Alzheimer's Disease

Symptoms that mimic Parkinson's disease might spell trouble for seniors

4/25/2003
Rx for High Cost of Prescription Drugs

New Internet program helps seniors find big savings

4/24/2003
Aging Gracefully at Home

Simple modifications enable seniors to stay in their homes

4/23/2003
Sleeping Pills that Aren't

Lots of drugs can make you drowsy

4/22/2003
Spinal Tap Points to Alzheimer's Disease

Two proteins in fluid mark degenerative brain disorder

4/22/2003
Old and Young Vulnerable to Pedestrian Accidents

Report finds alarmingly high rate of alcohol, hit-and-runs

4/22/2003
Simple Exercise Can Bring Seniors Back in Balance

Inexpensive program improves strength, protects against falls

4/17/2003
Gene Behind Premature Aging Syndrome Found

Provides starting point for screening and treatment, researchers say