Misc. Aging News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/14/2001
This Old World

Report says 800,000 turn 65 each month worldwide

12/11/2001
Study: Many Elderly Getting Wrong Drugs

'Potentially inappropriate medications' for 1 in 5

11/21/2001
Gaining Time

Over time, weight takes an upward drift, says study

11/5/2001
The Maurice Chevalier Syndrome

Why did you first start smoking?

11/1/2001
Blindness Can Bring Darkness to the Mind, Too

Depression hits hard as elderly start to lose their sight

11/1/2001
Walk Down That Breast Cancer Risk

Even late-blooming exercisers reap big benefits

10/31/2001
Mysterious Tumbles Might Start With the Heart

Pacemakers seem to reduce the elderly's unexplained falls, which British researchers connect to a cardiovascular condition

10/25/2001
A Balancing Act

Your shoes can make a big difference

10/24/2001
You Must Remember This

Tips to improve your memory

10/21/2001
Speaking Up Is Healthy

Government booklet offers tips to older patients about talking to their doctors

10/14/2001
Senior Power

New resource directory lists hundreds of links to health information and aids for older Americans

9/21/2001
Lust for Life

Keeping sexually active is also important as you grow older

9/20/2001
Muscle Deterioration Not Inevitable

There's a similar breakdown for both young and old men, new research finds

9/18/2001
The Care and Feeding of Hands and Feet

As we age, they need more attention

9/11/2001
Push-ups for the Mind

Staying mentally sharp eases aging

9/6/2001
Incontinence Not a Natural Part of Aging

Treatment options are available

8/31/2001
Aging Brain Rallies the Troops

Study shows older adults tap into both brain hemispheres for memory tasks while young adults need only one

8/31/2001
Walk Wisely

It's great exercise, if done with care

8/29/2001
Search for 'Aging Well' Genes Narrowed

Century-old siblings focus of research

8/21/2001
When the Child Becomes the Parent

You might need help making the transition

8/3/2001
Steady as You Go

Take steps to prevent a fall

7/31/2001
Get A Facelift, Live Longer

Mayo Clinic study suggests surgery linked to longevity

7/31/2001
Special Storm Warning

Elderly need to be ready in case of hurricane

7/23/2001
Alert at the Wheel

Some safety tips for aging drivers

7/18/2001
Nursing Home Diet Dilemma

Many factors contribute to malnourishment in elderly patients

7/15/2001
Keep Turning That Wheel of Life

Seniors need to exercise and stick with it

7/14/2001
Fractured Facts

Campaigns raise awareness about link between osteoporosis and bone breaks

7/12/2001
Early Hormone Therapy Helps Memory the Most

Study shows estrogen more effective when started before menopause

7/9/2001
Kidney Failures Skyrocket in Canada

Lifestyle changes needed to reverse trend

7/9/2001
Medicare Drug Plan Debate Heats Up

Political divide finds Democrats and Republicans offering different proposals

7/2/2001
Sex Ages Well

An active sex life can help older couples stay healthier

6/16/2001
Directions to Disaster

Older drivers are distracted by navigational devices, study says

6/1/2001
The Secret of Aging Well

Seven factors predict a long life

5/30/2001
Thin Skinned

Aging increases chances of being bruised

5/29/2001
Better Fit Than Thin

Older people should weigh in on the side of caution, not slimness

5/27/2001
You're Never Too Old . . .

. . . to shape up, so join in on National Senior Health and Fitness Day

5/23/2001
Only the Good Dye Young

Exercise can help color you youthful

5/22/2001
The Secret to Reaching 100

It isn't always healthful living

5/16/2001
Scientists Surf the Brain Wave

Your brain's nerves keep developing even through your 40s

5/16/2001
The Graying of America

Number of octogenarians jumps in last decade

5/10/2001
Alzheimer's Drug Has Staying Power

Galantamine improved memory for two years, says study

5/9/2001
Do You Want to Live Forever?

Experts say be careful of products claiming to extend longevity

5/8/2001
Older Is Better

Study finds disability on wane in older Americans