Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/9/2003
Hip Protectors Prevent Fractures in Elderly

Convincing them to wear them is another matter, though

1/7/2003
Flu's Toll Higher Than Thought

Study finds huge increase in deaths, especially in elderly

1/6/2003
Aging Boomers' Medical Costs May Be Less Than Thought

Death in old age doesn't include expensive procedures, study finds

12/29/2002
Their Byte Is as Good as Their Bark

Mechanical dogs offer companionship to the elderly

12/27/2002
Keeping the Home Fall-Safe

Researcher tries to learn more about why older people are prone to falls

12/10/2002
Keeping in Touch Helps Elderly Handle Depression

Symptoms fall dramatically with follow-up calls

12/6/2002
Remembrance of Things Past

Memory undergoes subtle changes as people age

12/6/2002
Can Light and Aromatherapy Treat Dementia?

British researchers think so, but they have doubters

12/6/2002
Caregivers Juggle Responsibilities, Squeeze Themselves

Many middle-age women shortchange their own pensions in process

12/2/2002
Study: When Death Looms, Nursing Homes Fall Short

Patients aren't getting the pain-free, end-of-life care they want

11/27/2002
Walking Problems May Predict Dementia

But researchers say preventive measures are possible

11/25/2002
'Tis Healthier to Give Than to Receive

New study finds that giving to others increases your longevity

11/22/2002
Frailty in Elderly Isn't Automatic

Study finds people are predisposed to the condition

11/21/2002
Keep the Home Fires Burning

Prepare your home for winter

11/18/2002
The Inherited Benefit of Old Age

Having centenarian parents reduces heart disease risk for children

11/14/2002
Aneurysm Screening Saves Lives

Ultrasound detects potential time bomb in men over 65

11/14/2002
CDC: Not Enough Seniors Getting Flu Shot

Only two-thirds immunized against it, and fewer for pneumonia

11/13/2002
Exercise Keeps Disabilities on the Run

Study of older runners finds they live longer

11/12/2002
U.S. Government Rates Nursing Homes

Web site evaluates 17,000 facilities

11/12/2002
Air Pollution Ups Medical Costs for Elderly

Higher hospital admissions found in heavily populated U.S. regions

11/12/2002
Growth Hormone 'Not Ready' As Anti-Aging Weapon

Serious side effects outweigh benefits

11/12/2002
Biological Clock Extends Into Overtime

Study: No medical reason women over 50 can't have babies

11/12/2002
Mental Exercises Help Older Adults Preserve Memory

And the effects are long-lasting

11/11/2002
Self-Management Course Can Help Those Losing Their Sight

Program helps people cope with age-related macular degeneration

11/7/2002
Actively Aging

Exercising as you get older

11/6/2002
Aging Brain Doesn't Lose Language Skills

Study finds older people may even perform some linguistic tasks better than the young

11/5/2002
Marked Crosswalks Aren't Enough to Protect Seniors

Accident rate higher when there are no signs or signals

10/28/2002
Low-Cal Diet Keeps Mice Young at Heart

Less energy intake seems to prevent age-related gene changes in pump cells

10/24/2002
Seafood Keeps Dementia at Bay

Elderly lower risk by eating it at least once a week

10/21/2002
Oxygen Damage May Trigger Age-Related Blindness

Protein heaps in eye show signs of oxidative stress

10/21/2002
Recall Tricks Can Help Memory in Alzheimer's Patients

Drilling leads to some improvements on specific tasks

10/18/2002
When Your Spouse Falls Ill

Working wives are more likely to retire to care for sick spouse

10/14/2002
Blood Pressure Meds Help Blacks Stave Off Mental Decline

The news is good since they're at increased risk of hypertension

10/10/2002
All's Fair in Middle Age

Life just seems to get better

10/2/2002
Seniors Need to Stay Fit

Strength and balance exercises benefit older adults

9/30/2002
Assisted-Living Planning

Consider the issue while you are able

9/28/2002
Help for the Housebound a Boon to Their Health

Social services offer a self-esteem and morale boost

9/27/2002
Knowing That Your Memory Fails Is an Omen

UCLA research finds link between memory complaints and future problems

9/19/2002
Old Owls Can Learn New Tricks, Slowly

Findings could help scientists better treat older adults with brain injuries

9/16/2002
Retired Seniors Gain Lots From Volunteering

Involvement provides sense of well-being

8/30/2002
Keeping the Pressure Down

Losing weight and reducing salt intake helps seniors control high blood pressure

8/25/2002
Oh, My Aching Back! And Knees! And Hips! And ...

Experts estimate arthritis will affect 1-in-5 Americans by 2020. But there are steps you can take to cut your risk.

8/13/2002
A Caution on Vitamin E for the Elderly

Supplement may provoke respiratory infections, study shows

8/13/2002
Growing Old IS What It Used To Be

Anti-aging products fail to deliver

8/12/2002
Expert: Flu Vaccine a Must for the Elderly

Says universal program would drastically cut deaths, hospitalizations

8/9/2002
Lifestyle Trumps Age in Staying Healthy

Study: Younger people fall ill when they don't take care of themselves

8/2/2002
Nearly Half of Elderly Angina Patients Don't Feel Chest Pain

But does this 'benefit' affect their treatment?

8/2/2002
Prescription Drug Coverage for Elderly a Must, Studies Say

Many elderly can't afford medications they need, the reviews contend

8/1/2002
How Much You Eat May Affect How Long You Live

15-year study results show similar results in chimpanzees and humans

7/31/2002
When To Stop Driving

A warning for older adults