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Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques

Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

Health Tip: Looking for Senior Housing?

Make sure it's safe and clean

Home-Delivered Meals Could Help Some Avoid Nursing Home: Study

Many states could save money by feeding seniors at home rather than paying for residential care

More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery

Study finds baby boomers having the procedure at earlier age

Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study

Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years

Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis

Study from Taiwan found strongest connection among older adults with tough-to-treat cases

Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

Health Tip: Help Prevent Food Poisoning

It's particularly dangerous to the elderly

Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study

Older people also tend to tolerate less financial risk, research suggests

Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey also finds most are mistaken about how costs are covered now

HEALTH REFORM: Many on Medicare Already Enjoying Benefits

But new preventive services and a closing of 'donut hole' aim to reshape the senior program

Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says

This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus

Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows

Condition puts older adults at risk for heart conditions, kidney failure

Little Benefit Seen in Repeat Bone-Density Testing

Older adults without osteoporosis could wait longer between screenings, study suggests

2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says

Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds

At some hospitals 1 in 4 patients returns for emergency care following colon operation

Health Tip: Maintain Your Balance

Suggestions to help prevent falls

Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain

Seniors who played a game designed by neuroscientists for a month multitasked as well as younger players

200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC

Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported

Health Tip: At Risk for Alzheimer's?

Some factors you can help control

Women Who Care for Grandchildren May Be at Risk for Depression

Six-year study of Ohio grandmothers found effect persisted over time

Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

Even seniors without known cardiovascular disease may benefit, study suggests, but expert opinions vary

Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?

If you have trouble remembering or concentrating

Older Workers Who Drive Top Traffic Death List: CDC

Older employees who drive for a living are three times more likely to die in an accident than younger workers

Simple Test May Spot Dementia Risk in Seniors With Diabetes

Scoring system based on risk factors predicted who would develop brain disease a decade later

Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds

Researchers say type 2 disease with depression associated with greater mental declines

Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds

But Mexican-Americans aged 45 to 75 still at greater risk than their white peers, results show

Closeness Between Grandparents, Adult Grandkids May Ease Depression

Strengthening family bonds should go beyond the nuclear family and young children, researchers say

Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey

But shy people not doomed to a miserable life, researcher stresses

Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?

Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup

Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study

Controlling fluctuations may help keep the mind sharp, experts say

Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives: Study

Most seniors are doing well until the last year or two of life, researchers report

Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

Study followed anesthesia patients in the recovery room and beyond

For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care

Hispanics are also less likely than whites to see specialists, get shots, study finds

Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Although studies didn't prove connection, expert says concerns are worth mentioning to a doctor

Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study looked at self-employed workers in France

Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study

It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors

Danish study compared mental abilities of seniors born in 1905 and 1915

Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old Age

Study findings should serve as wake-up call for U.S. and its aging population, experts say

Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA

Risk highest in certain East Coast states

Medicare Savings Coming for Diabetic Supplies

Some seniors on fee-for-service plans may need to change ordering method

Health Tip: Drive Safely as You Age

Avoid night driving if you don't see well