Senior Citizen News

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10/11/2013
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

10/11/2013
More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery

Study finds baby boomers having the procedure at earlier age

10/8/2013
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

10/7/2013
Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study

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

10/4/2013
Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years

10/2/2013
Depression May Sometimes Foreshadow Parkinson's Diagnosis

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

10/2/2013
Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

10/1/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Food Poisoning

It's particularly dangerous to the elderly

9/30/2013
Aging Brain May Have More Trouble With Financial Decisions: Study

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

9/30/2013
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

9/27/2013
HEALTH REFORM: Many on Medicare Already Enjoying Benefits

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

9/26/2013
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

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

9/25/2013
It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says

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

9/24/2013
Chronic Kidney Disease on Rise Among U.S. Seniors, Study Shows

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

9/24/2013
Little Benefit Seen in Repeat Bone-Density Testing

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

9/17/2013
2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says

Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

9/16/2013
Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

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

9/10/2013
ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds

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

9/9/2013
Health Tip: Maintain Your Balance

Suggestions to help prevent falls

9/4/2013
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

9/3/2013
200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC

Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported

8/30/2013
Health Tip: At Risk for Alzheimer's?

Some factors you can help control

8/28/2013
Women Who Care for Grandchildren May Be at Risk for Depression

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

8/28/2013
Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

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

8/28/2013
Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?

If you have trouble remembering or concentrating

8/22/2013
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

8/20/2013
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

8/14/2013
Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds

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

8/13/2013
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

8/12/2013
Closeness Between Grandparents, Adult Grandkids May Ease Depression

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

8/9/2013
Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey

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

8/7/2013
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

7/31/2013
Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study

Controlling fluctuations may help keep the mind sharp, experts say

7/29/2013
Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives: Study

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

7/26/2013
Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

Study followed anesthesia patients in the recovery room and beyond

7/24/2013
For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

7/19/2013
Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care

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

7/17/2013
Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

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

7/15/2013
Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

Study looked at self-employed workers in France

7/11/2013
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

7/11/2013
Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors

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

7/8/2013
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

7/2/2013
Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA

Risk highest in certain East Coast states

7/1/2013
Medicare Savings Coming for Diabetic Supplies

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

6/28/2013
Health Tip: Drive Safely as You Age

Avoid night driving if you don't see well

6/27/2013
Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults

Antidepressant, talk therapy together outperform either approach alone, study finds

6/17/2013
Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device: Study

Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease, researcher says

5/29/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Bathroom Falls

Install grab bars near the toilet, shower

5/25/2013
Seniors More Likely to Crash When Driving With Pet: Study

Accident risk doubled for those who always drove with their animal in the car

5/16/2013
Heart Risks Last Beyond Hospital Discharge, Study Finds

Likelihood of death, readmission remains high for more than 30 days after heart failure, heart attack