Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/5/2004
When Your Memory Is Likely to Fail You

People with low levels of vitamin B12, high genetic risk for Alzheimer's at risk

4/2/2004
Testosterone Therapy Not For Every Man

Treatment may lead to early arrival of heart disease, experts say

3/30/2004
Drug Derived From Licorice Improves Memory

Carbenoxolone may help older people remember, small study says

3/26/2004
Dry Eye Common in Older People

Incidence even greater in those with history of allergies, diabetes

3/24/2004
Elderly With Pneumonia Need Antibiotics Quickly

Timely use in hospital leads to better outcomes, study says

3/22/2004
Smoking Hastens Decline of Aging Brain

Study suggests benefits of quitting even in old age

3/22/2004
Parental Support Has Lifelong Benefits

Well-loved kids better off mentally, physically as adults

3/19/2004
Common Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Respiratory bug leads to hallmark amyloid plaques in brain

3/17/2004
Osteo Drug Safe, Effective Over Long Haul

Study finds Fosamax works for 10 years and beyond

3/16/2004
Mammograms Becoming a Tricky Read

More older women have breast tissue as dense as young women

3/16/2004
Dry Mouth

Medications may be the culprit

3/15/2004
Home Health Care

Questions to ask agencies

3/13/2004
The Truth About Aging

Government booklet helps dispel myths on growing old

3/12/2004
A Nose for Alzheimer's?

Research with smell-impaired mice may lead to early detection test

3/11/2004
Hey, Good Looking!

How to maintain a youthful appearance

3/10/2004
Why Some Schizophrenics Are Hard to Treat

Brain cell damage caused by free radicals may explain poor response, study says

3/9/2004
Blinding Eye Disease More Common Than Thought

Study says uveitis affects three times more Americans than previously estimated

3/4/2004
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Puffing away greatly increases risk of blindness later in life

3/4/2004
Education Fails to Cut Older Drivers' Crash Rates

Safety program showed no effect on actual collision rates for high-risk group

3/3/2004
Safe Stairs For Seniors

Mark stair edges with contrasting colors

3/2/2004
Suicidal Thoughts Can Be Controlled in Elderly

But too few seniors get the care they need, study adds

2/23/2004
Healthy Heart Habits May Keep 'Mini Strokes' at Bay

Proper diet and exercise might keep you sharper as you age

2/20/2004
Frozen Shoulder Puts a Chill on Movement

Stiffness and inflammation simply take time to subside

2/19/2004
Blood Pressure Medication Reminder

When it's time to remember

2/17/2004
New Lens Expands Horizons for Cataract Patients

Multifocal lens mimics sight provided by the human eye

2/17/2004
Exercise Sharpens Judgment

Aerobic walks improve seniors' ability to make clearheaded choices

2/16/2004
Clogged Arteries Can Cause Mental Decline

Study finds higher risk of cognitive problems in elderly

2/14/2004
How Old is Too Old for Bypass Surgery?

The operation can be a boon for some elderly heart patients

2/10/2004
Inflammation Marker Linked to Eye Deterioration

C-reactive protein a risk factor for macular degeneration

2/10/2004
Home Safety for Seniors

Remove potential obstacles

2/9/2004
Seniors Not Always Getting Best Medicine

Some elderly patients prescribed inappropriate medications, study finds

2/5/2004
Quick Tests Can Assess Stroke Risk

Three simple, cheap tests could prevent brain attacks in seniors, study finds

2/5/2004
Senior Spills

Skid proof your bathroom

2/4/2004
Aggressive Therapy Helps Older Heart Patients

Study finds it shouldn't be shunned simply because of age

2/3/2004
Dementia Patients at Risk of Nursing Home Violence

And the assailants are often other residents

1/30/2004
Aging Saps Self-Esteem

Gray hair and wrinkles can kill confidence in youthful culture, study finds

1/22/2004
Depressed Holocaust Survivors at Risk of Suicide

The trauma may tax their ability to cope with stress as they age

1/16/2004
Fitness Pays Big Dividends as People Age

Experts offer tips to those venturing out to exercise

1/13/2004
Sizing Up the Risks of Outpatient Surgery

Patient's health, location of procedure affect outcomes for seniors

1/13/2004
Drinking, Drug Abuse Continues Into Middle Age

Study finds it's still surprisingly common among Americans at age 35

1/3/2004
Winter Chills Bring Risks to Elderly

Seniors should stay warm and avoid icy walks

1/1/2004
Live Long and Prosper

Tips on staying healthy well into old age

12/31/2003
Could Cutting Calories Add Years to Your Life?

Reducing them turns on an anti-aging gene in yeast, studies find

12/31/2003
Older Couples at Risk for Murder/Suicide

Professor finds desperate husbands are killing ailing wives, then themselves

12/30/2003
Elderly Readily Admit Hearing Loss

Stereotype disproven by new study

12/29/2003
Brain's Insulation Key to Alzheimer's

Imaging analysis shows deterioration over time

12/26/2003
Seniors Should Steer Clear of These Meds

Experts update criteria for drugs the elderly should avoid

12/24/2003
Helping Seniors Stay on Their Feet

Balance exercises and safety measures at home can reduce risk of falls

12/18/2003
Titanic Survival Is a Wash

Those who made it through the disaster didn't live any longer than other people

12/18/2003
Older Americans Are on the Cuspid of Dental History

State-by-state analysis shows tooth retention rates are up