Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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