Senior Citizen News

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7/12/2012
Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware

Scant background checks of aides often leave frail elderly vulnerable, researchers say

7/5/2012
Higher Doses of Vitamin D Prevent Fractures in Older Women

But evidence review found less than 800 IUs a day didn't seem to make a difference

6/27/2012
Health Tip: Stay Healthier as You Age

Don't smoke, and drink responsibly

6/20/2012
'Absentminded' Errors Common in Older Adults: Study

Researchers want to pinpoint how seniors change their lives to avoid such mistakes

6/19/2012
High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly

Prevalence of advanced kidney disease among older adults underestimated, researchers say

6/18/2012
Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life

Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

6/15/2012
Vitamin D Plus Calcium May Extend Life

But analysis doesn't pinpoint the reasons why

6/14/2012
Seniors' Attitude on Age May Affect Dementia Test Results: Study

Health professionals should account for self-perception before making a diagnosis, researchers say

6/13/2012
Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain

Review of earlier studies found no benefit for thinking skills, but more research urged

6/12/2012
Alzheimer's-Linked Gene May Have More Effect on Women

Study looked at common gene variant and brain disruption

6/7/2012
Two-Thirds of Osteo Hip Fractures Occur After 80: U.S. Study

Researchers urge greater push to diagnose, prevent, treat osteoporosis in extreme elderly

6/6/2012
Some Docs Would Order Cancer Screening for Very Sick Elderly

However, study found most physicians considered patients' age, health in recommendations

6/5/2012
Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds

Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

6/1/2012
More Vitamin D Might Help Older People Stay Active

Seniors low in this essential nutrient more likely to have trouble getting around, study finds

5/29/2012
Healthy Brain Connections Help Maintain Intellect in Old Age

Seniors whose connections had deteriorated processed information more slowly, study finds

5/26/2012
Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit

Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

5/23/2012
Study Offers Ways to Decrease Use of Restraints at Nursing Homes

Instilling a 'culture of care' can help, researchers say

5/22/2012
Colonoscopy May Detect Curable Cancer in Elderly: Study

Screening should be offered to healthy seniors who haven't been tested before, researchers say

5/9/2012
Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.

The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows

5/1/2012
Exercise Plus Computer Time May Boost Seniors' Brains

Combination seems to help reduce odds of age-related memory loss, study finds

5/1/2012
Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study

Using meds as prescribed can improve health, quality of life, researcher says

4/26/2012
Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory

Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

4/25/2012
Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished

Symptoms may include lack of energy

4/23/2012
Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains

Study found women's mental functioning 'significantly' improved after 6 months of classes

4/18/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Their Nutrients

Including calcium and vitamin D

4/17/2012
Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study

Adding drug to chemotherapy regimen does not prolong life for those with advanced disease, experts say

4/11/2012
White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents

More than half of those in residential care facilities are 85 or older, analysis shows

4/10/2012
EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults

Even minor changes can mean greater odds of heart attack, other conditions, study finds

4/9/2012
Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study

Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

4/5/2012
Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors

But exercise may help shield against physical decline, study adds

3/30/2012
Thyroid Surgery Riskier for Older Patients: Study

Those between 65 and 79 had twice the risk of serious side effects

3/28/2012
Antipsychotic Drugs Might Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study

Researchers saw a 'modest' increase, which decreased over time

3/28/2012
Older Travelers at Much Higher Risk of Dying From Malaria

Study of U.K. tourists found particularly high risk in Gambia, West Africa

3/16/2012
Poor Reading Skills Might Be Fatal for Older Folks

Inability to understand medical instructions associated with higher death rates in 5-year study

3/8/2012
Alzheimer's, Dementia Care to Cost U.S. $200 Billion This Year

Alzheimer's Association projects continued increases in payments as baby boomers age

3/6/2012
Poor Sleep May Impact Stress Response in Older Adults

Effect on immune system might increase the risk of health problems, researchers say

2/29/2012
2/24/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too

Strength training could offer many benefits

2/22/2012
Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality

Report found patients admitted through the best ERs had significantly lower death rates

2/17/2012
Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think

Study suggests death rate keeps rising at same pace after age 80

2/13/2012
Screening by Primary-Care Doctors May Spot Dementia

Findings run counter to current recommendations, which advise against routine mental checks

2/13/2012
Overeating May Double Risk of Memory Loss: Study

Too many calories could lead to early signs of Alzheimer's, preliminary research suggests

2/7/2012
Health Tip: When You Can't Hear

How family and friends can help

2/6/2012
Antidepressants May Not Raise Suicide Risk in Youth: Study

Despite 'black box warning' for drugs such as Prozac, no increase -- or decrease -- was found

2/6/2012
Health Tip: How to Protect Seniors From Injury

Devise a home safety checklist

2/4/2012
Winter Can Pose Hazards for Seniors

For those with mobility problems, snow and ice can leave them stranded at home

2/3/2012
Questionnaire Could Help Predict Alzheimer's: Study

21 simple questions may help docs determine which patients need more testing, researchers say

2/1/2012
Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Affect Memory in Healthy People

Research could lead to better understanding of the origins of Alzheimer's

1/31/2012
Alternative to Colonoscopy Spots Cancers, Too

Study examines repeat sigmoidoscopy, a somewhat less-invasive screening method

1/25/2012
Neurologists Should Screen Patients for Abuse: Experts

People with certain disorders might be more vulnerable to violence, says American Academy of Neurology