Senior Citizen News

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7/22/2014
Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

7/16/2014
Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

7/15/2014
Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

7/15/2014
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

7/15/2014
Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

7/15/2014
Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

7/14/2014
Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

7/14/2014
High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

7/14/2014
Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

7/14/2014
Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

7/14/2014
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds

Social support might be the key, researcher says

7/9/2014
Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

7/8/2014
More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

6/30/2014
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

6/25/2014
Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

6/23/2014
Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

6/16/2014
Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

6/11/2014
Medication Safety Essential For Seniors

Drug interactions, other problems more likely with age, FDA cautions

6/6/2014
Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, study shows

6/3/2014
Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

6/3/2014
First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly

Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

5/28/2014
Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

5/28/2014
Health Tip: Seniors Need Preventive Care

Here's what's recommended

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