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5/28/2014
1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care

Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say

5/20/2014
Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery

Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

5/15/2014
Purposeful Life Might Be a Longer Life

Those who had activities, people they cared about were more likely to be alive at end of 14-year study

5/12/2014
Fitness May Help Older Men With High Blood Pressure Live Longer

Seniors with high fitness levels had half the risk of dying, finds study

5/5/2014
Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts

Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

5/2/2014
One in 12 Older Americans Struggles to Afford Food: Study

Not eating enough raises risk of host of health problems, researcher says

5/1/2014
When Older Adults Consider Suicide, Depression May Not Be Main Reason

Study suggests health, money, family problems more likely to trigger troubling thoughts

5/1/2014
Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

4/29/2014
4/28/2014
A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter

Study suggests that humor helps improve recall, reduces stress hormone

4/24/2014
Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors' Fall Risk

Researchers conclude there isn't enough evidence to support supplement use

4/23/2014
Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

Those with memory loss fared better than those who showed deficits in thinking abilities

4/18/2014
Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

4/16/2014
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

4/11/2014
Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power

But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

4/9/2014
Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

4/4/2014
Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

4/4/2014
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

4/2/2014
Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease

Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

3/26/2014
Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

3/21/2014
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

3/20/2014
Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

But that doesn't mean it's safe for younger drivers to consume any alcohol, researchers say

3/19/2014
Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines

Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

3/19/2014
Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer

3/18/2014
Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study

But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say

3/18/2014
More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests

Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period

3/17/2014
Does Self-Esteem Affect Seniors' Health?

Small study tied higher levels of stress hormone to less well-being in older adults

3/17/2014
Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases

Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

3/17/2014
Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans

American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

3/11/2014
Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds

Complication rates similar to patients in their 80s and younger, researchers say

3/10/2014
Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble

Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

3/10/2014
Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's

Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems

3/6/2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

3/5/2014
Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia

Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

2/24/2014
Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

2/21/2014
Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures

Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

2/20/2014
Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?

Mood changes noted even when thyroid levels remained within normal range, researchers say

2/19/2014
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says

For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

2/18/2014
After Hip Fracture, Home Exercise Program May Boost Recovery

Study looked at older patients who'd already received traditional rehab

2/14/2014
Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

2/4/2014
Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths

Growing elderly population most at risk from extreme temperatures, U.K. researchers warn

1/23/2014
For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One

Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

1/22/2014
Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

1/21/2014
Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men

Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

1/21/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet

1/9/2014
New Drug Combo Might Help Older, Sicker Patients With Leukemia

Study found adding new drug obinutuzumab extended remission in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

1/8/2014
Cancer Prevention Guidelines Seem to Pay Off for Older Women

Large study found adherents were less likely to develop or die from disease

1/3/2014
Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

12/26/2013
Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

Brain scans found seniors with both poor memory and prior head injury have more plaque buildup

12/17/2013
Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting

But, study also found they frequently get up and move about