Senior Citizen News

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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

5/13/2013
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts

Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

5/9/2013
Many Seniors Suffer Mental Decline in Silence: CDC

While 1 in 8 has memory problems and confusion, too few seek help

5/3/2013
Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says

But aging baby boomers less content, wish they'd taken more chances in their lives

5/1/2013
General Anesthesia Not Linked to Raised Risk for Dementia

No long-term mental changes associated with the procedure in older surgical patients, study says

4/30/2013
For Some Seniors With Skin Cancer, Surgery Not Always Best Choice

Risk of complications may outweigh benefits for frail elderly who do not have melanoma, study suggests

4/26/2013
Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

Including taking drugs or drinking

4/17/2013
Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

4/15/2013
Mental Exercise May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

Even solving puzzles might stave off decline and memory loss, study hints

4/9/2013
Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine

Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

4/4/2013
Overweight While Younger Ups Kidney Risk Later

Maintaining healthy weight until age 60 and beyond best prevention, study suggests

4/1/2013
Mental, Physical Challenges May Help Seniors Stay Sharp, Study Says

Small steps, including stretching, watching educational DVDs, reaped rewards

3/25/2013
Isolation, Loneliness May Raise Death Risk for Elderly

Study found lack of social contact a bigger predictor of early death than just feeling alone

3/22/2013
Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors

Study of patients hospitalized for condition found higher risk of mental decline, disability

3/19/2013
A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

Report tallies enormous medical, financial and caregiver toll of conditions like Alzheimer's

3/14/2013
Bathroom Visits May Add to Sleep Problems for Seniors

In older people with insomnia, nighttime awakenings last longer if they get up to urinate, study finds

3/12/2013
Health Tip: Seniors, Be Prepared for Dental Visits

Follow this checklist of items to bring

3/11/2013
Seniors Getting Unnecessary Colonoscopies: Study

23 percent of those over 70 undergo screenings that are inappropriate, researchers say

3/1/2013
Kids, Seniors Prone to MRSA Infections Depending on Season: Study

Elderly tend to get strain that's dominant in winter, while children more vulnerable to summer strain

2/22/2013
Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors

Decrease in walking speed predicts decline in mobility, researchers say

2/21/2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC

Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

2/15/2013
Health Tip: Seeing Behind the Wheel

Don't use outdated glasses

2/7/2013
Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

2/5/2013
Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say

2/4/2013
Exercising at Midlife May Stave Off Dementia Down the Road

Working out in your 40s could pay off in your 70s and beyond, study suggests

2/4/2013
A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

Positive feelings enhance decision-making and memory skills, study suggests

1/28/2013
Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review

Seniors with condition can suffer serious health problems

1/21/2013
Hearing Loss May Hasten Mental Decline

Study found seniors who struggled with hearing had earlier problems with thinking skills

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

1/12/2013
Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

1/8/2013
Lifetime of Speaking a 2nd Language May Boost Aging Brain

Seniors who were bilingual since childhood showed quicker thinking skills than others in study

12/21/2012
Survival Equal in 2 Types of Abdominal Aneurysm Repair: Study

Less-invasive endovascular method now an acceptable alternative to open surgery, Hopkins researcher says

12/17/2012
Poor Vision Can Isolate Seniors

Study found fear of falling made many limit social activities

12/14/2012
Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids

Reason for possible protective effect is unclear, researchers say

12/11/2012
Loneliness May Boost Odds of Dementia

Lack of social support also raises risk of memory decline, study finds

12/11/2012
Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census

More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas

12/7/2012
Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: Study

State's support may help older Americans avoid nursing home

11/30/2012
Most Seniors Get a Good Night's Sleep, Study Says

Common beliefs about older adults' problems with insomnia and daytime drowsiness put to rest

11/29/2012
Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems

Establish consistent sleep and wake times

11/26/2012
Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp

MRI scans reveal better white matter structure in brains of seniors who enjoy mental activities

11/20/2012
Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability

Study found those with more optimistic outlooks had better recoveries