Senior Citizen News

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6/1/2011
Plastic Surgery Risks May Depend on More Than Age

After screening out other problems, older people had no increase in complications, study finds

5/31/2011
Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea

Bacterial infection commonly acquired in hospitals

5/27/2011
Scientists Discover 'Ultra-Bad' Cholesterol

Study of super-sticky LDL may spur new heart disease treatments for seniors, type 2 diabetics

5/24/2011
More Primary Care Docs in a Community Equals Healthier Seniors

Study found fewer preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries

5/18/2011
Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Damage Brain Decades Before Symptoms Show

Scans indicate even young adults who have the gene have some white-matter deterioration

5/18/2011
Health Tip: Is My Memory Loss Normal?

When forgetfulness isn't just a sign of getting older

5/17/2011
Tai Chi Prevents Falls, Boosts Mental Health in Seniors: Study

But the gentle form of exercise doesn't relieve symptoms of cancer, arthritis, researchers find

5/6/2011
Can 'Doll Therapy' Help Put Dementia Patients at Ease?

Medical center finds that simply holding baby dolls makes some elders happy

5/6/2011
1 in 7 U.S. Nursing Homes Cited for Poor Infection Control

Estimated 400,000 residents die of infections annually