Misc. Aging News

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Article Title
9/18/2003
Better Diet Even Late in Life May Prolong It

Fruit fly study could also pertain to humans, experts say

9/16/2003
New Way to Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Ratio of biochemicals in spinal fluid helps diagnose condition

9/15/2003
Skill Sets Stay Same As We Age

It happens even as overall mental abilities decline

9/12/2003
Eye Diseases on the Increase

Researchers blame growing health-care burden on aging baby boomers

9/11/2003
Helping Seniors Stay Fit

Behavioral counseling, exercise therapy helps older adults up weekly exercise time

9/11/2003
Resistance Training Strengthens Seniors

Doing it once a week builds up muscles in older adults, study finds

9/10/2003
Fit Seniors Trim Medicare Costs

But overall savings aren't much because they live longer

9/10/2003
High Cholesterol at 40 Signals Heart Trouble Later

Your lifetime heart disease risk grows, new study finds

9/9/2003
New Gel Could Help Sight

Material may be able to act as eye lens replacement in older people

9/5/2003
Senior Laugh Lines Do Smooth Out

They may not get all the jokes, but they enjoy the ones they understand, study says

9/3/2003
Flu-Fighting Drugs for Seniors Worth the Effort

But vaccination still the best strategy, study says

8/31/2003
Eating Disorders As a Midlife Crisis

More older women struggling with anorexia, bulimia

8/29/2003
Sage Could Make You a Sage

Study found the herb improved memory on word recall tests

8/28/2003
Synthetic Dope Helps Alzheimer's Patients

Compound seems to reduce agitation in people with disease

8/28/2003
Steady Exercise Beats Back Diabetes After 40

Study finds workouts need to happen regularly and often

8/27/2003
Toast Red Wine for a Ripe Old Age?

Not so fast, some experts say

8/26/2003
Sperm Mutations More Likely in Older Men

Researchers found older fathers more likely to pass on birth defects

8/25/2003
Growing Old Shouldn't Mean Losing Sleep

Report offers advice on breaking the cycle of sleeplessness

8/24/2003
Depression Weighs Heaviest on the Elderly

But many treatment options are highly effective

8/22/2003
Volunteer Work Rejuvenates Seniors

Study finds it fuels bodies, souls and minds of older adults

8/18/2003
Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Triple

Study predicts 13.2 million Americans will have it by 2050

8/13/2003
Older Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo

Researchers say age was the only factor for who got treatments

8/11/2003
Exercise, Vitamin E Combo Can Slow Aging

The two cut levels of oxidative stress on the body, study finds

8/11/2003
Boomers and Seniors Flock to Their Docs

Preventive care, chronic diseases behind rise in visits

8/11/2003
Seniors Shelling Out More for Medicare+Choice

Out-of-pocket, premium costs jump 10 percent from 1999 to 2003, study says

8/8/2003
Inflammation May Be Culprit in Osteoarthritis

Research points to new area for treatment

8/8/2003
Clouds Forecast for Aging Eyes

But whether cataracts need removal depends on lifestyle

8/7/2003
Could Antibiotics Prevent Stroke?

Study suggests so, but experts urge caution

8/6/2003
Beating the Heat

How to stay healthy during a heat wave

8/6/2003
Assisted Living Provides New Options for Seniors

Healthier old age calls for lower-tech nursing help

8/5/2003
Relationships Give Women Longevity

Marriage in particular helps older women live longer, study finds

8/3/2003
Summer's Heat a Health Threat to Seniors

Keep cool, and keep in touch with relatives or friends

7/29/2003
Forget-Me-Not

Tips to boost your memory

7/25/2003
Anemia Linked to Physical Decline in Elderly

Researchers don't yet know if treatments might reverse the problem

7/24/2003
Surgeons May Soon Be in Short Supply

Study finds there won't be enough heart, eye doctors to treat aging population

7/23/2003
A Time to Die

Some hospice patients quietly stop eating, drinking

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