Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/29/2003
Seniors Should Stay Healthy While on the Road

Medical precautions older people should take when they travel

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

4/15/2003
Hip Protectors Fall Short

They don't reduce fractures among the elderly

4/15/2003
Hearing Loss Often Undiagnosed in Elderly

At least 1 in 4 seniors suffers from condition, study says

4/10/2003
Aging Eyes May Need Another Round of LASIK

Those over 40 have increased chance of retreatment

4/9/2003
Hospitals Not Always Good for the Elderly

Older adults risk decline after stays, study finds

4/3/2003
Even Level Ground Poses Fall Risk for Elderly

Report: Most who suffer brain injuries aren't on elevated surfaces

4/2/2003
Flu Shot Shields Elderly from Many Ailments

Cuts risk of heart trouble, stroke, pneumonia and death

4/1/2003
Pumpernickel Promotes Pump Health in Elderly

Study finds it's never too late to start increasing fiber

4/1/2003
For Many Seniors, Sleep is an Elusive Dream

But treatments can help those in search of a good night's rest

3/19/2003
Seniors' Sleep Habits

Older people don't need less sleep

3/18/2003
Light Drinking May Keep Dementia Away

Study finds one to six drinks a week may ward off cognitive decline

3/17/2003
Not Enough Adult Care Centers to Go Around

More than half the nation's counties are underserved, survey finds

3/14/2003
Sex Wanes With Age, Women Say

U.S. survey found only 20 percent of older women report recent sexual activity

3/14/2003
Institutional Abuse

Speak out about mistreatment

3/11/2003
Tailor Things for the Elderly

Nursing home activities need to offer individual flexibility, expert says

3/8/2003
Seniors Should Watch Their Step

Falls a major health risk for older Americans

3/4/2003
Drug Errors Avoidable but Common in Elderly

Researchers: Better communication can avert life-threatening mistakes

3/3/2003
Gene Therapy Problem Pinpointed

Older cells may be more resistant to viruses carrying help for heart failure

3/3/2003
Stroke Risk Strongest at Dawn

Elderly whose blood pressure spikes in the morning face greater chance of attack

2/28/2003
Vitamin D Bolsters Bone Strength in Elderly

Essential nutrient reduces fractures in seniors

2/27/2003
Seniors Turning to Internet for Health Help

More older adults are seeking health information online, survey says

2/26/2003
Search for Youth 'Pill' Continues

Low-calorie diet one target of research

2/21/2003
All the Elderly at Risk for Diabetes

Even those of normal weight can still get the disease

2/19/2003
Getting Old Doesn't Mean Getting Dull

Many people in their 90s still mentally sharp, Mayo Clinic study finds

2/16/2003
Finding a Senior-Friendly Fitness Club

Here's a checklist for older adults who want to find a good fit

2/12/2003
A Battle for the Ages

Anti-aging researchers, anti-aging docs clash over contributions

2/10/2003
Poor Sleep Can Be Deadly for Elderly

Study finds increased risk among those with bad slumber habits

2/5/2003
Holding Onto Memory

Some early-stage Alzheimer's patients can compensate and do well on memory tests

2/5/2003
Senior Spills

How to help prevent elderly from falling

2/5/2003
Scuba Diving Knows No Age

Healthy older divers are still safe in the ocean's depths, study finds

1/31/2003
Chromosome Ends May be Clue to Disease and Death

Study finds shorter ones lead to increased health risk in older people

1/29/2003
Keeping Your Mind Fit

Physical exercise benefits your brain as you age

1/28/2003
Counting Calories Can Protect Your Brain

Lifelong, low-fat diets guard against cell death, study finds

1/26/2003
Older, Colder a Bad Combination

Hypothermia can happen even while you sleep

1/24/2003
Beware of Hypothermia in This Cold

Mumbling, stumbling, fumbling and grumbling point to life-threatening condition

1/20/2003
New Heart Therapy May Spare Surgery

Replacement valve could help the oldest and sickest

1/17/2003
Living Well in the Golden Years

Study examines factors that affect quality of life in 'early old age'

1/16/2003
Brain Booster

Exercise can help your memory

1/11/2003
Winter Full of Risks for Seniors

Bad weather, flu season combine to make daily life dangerous for the elderly

1/10/2003
Long-Term Pill, Short-Term Memory

The pitfalls of once-daily medications