Senior Citizen News

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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

1/23/2012
Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study

Going to hospital may spur respiratory, gastro illnesses in long-term care residents

1/20/2012
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Muscles

And help avoid muscle loss as you age

1/10/2012
Dementia May Lead to Avoidable Hospitalizations

Two-thirds of admissions in these patients are for preventable illnesses, study finds

1/5/2012
Could Daily Aspirin Harm Seniors' Eyes?

Study found possible association between drug and age-related macular degeneration

1/3/2012
Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study

Desire not main motivation for women sexually active in their 60s, 70s and 80s

12/29/2011
'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study

More memory woes noted in seniors who had experienced these events, researchers say.

12/28/2011
Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study

Healthy seniors with higher levels of certain nutrients did better on thinking tests, researchers say

12/27/2011
Racial Disparities Seem to Persist in Depression Diagnosis

Older black Americans less likely to receive diagnosis than white peers, study finds

12/26/2011
Health Tip: Learning to Eat With Dentures

Suggestions for making the adjustment

12/23/2011
12/21/2011
Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Docs to Say How Long They Have

But very few actually have that conversation, study finds

12/18/2011
Extra Help Enhances Holidays for Older Relatives

Some thoughtful preparation can let everyone participate and celebrate

12/9/2011
For Older Runners, the Message Is: Keep Those Legs Pumping

After 60, you still use oxygen efficiently, study finds, but strength declines

12/9/2011
Health Tip: Should You Still Be Driving?

Older people need to evaluate their skills, experts say

11/29/2011
Medication Review May Benefit Home Health Care Patients

Seniors who get prescriptions at medical office have fewer potentially inappropriate drugs: study

11/21/2011
At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study

Portable device that measures BP changes during daily activities also may shed light on brain health

11/21/2011
Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors

More-than-monthly sex also linked to happiness with life in general, survey findings suggest

11/20/2011
Seniors' Memory Doesn't Seem to Improve With Sleep: Study

Age-related brain changes seen as likely cause for some memory problems in elderly, researchers say

11/17/2011
More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds

They're the fastest-growing segment of the older population

11/16/2011
Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows

Researchers say doctors may fear side-effects in the elderly

11/14/2011
Low-Income Seniors at Greater Risk for Heart Failure

These Medicare recipients may not be able to afford out-of-pocket medical expenses, researchers say

11/11/2011
Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age

The rich have less trouble bathing, dressing, walking, study says

11/10/2011
'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

11/9/2011
Money Woes May Drive Some Seniors to Smoke, Drink More

Men and those with less education were most prone, study finds

11/8/2011
Seniors Choose Medicare Prescription Plans Wisely: Study

Despite the complexity, older Americans figure out which plan is the least costly to them

10/28/2011
High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It's Like to Be Old

Creation will help make products, services more user-friendly for an aging population, scientists say

10/6/2011
Many Medicare Patients Get Surgeries in Last Year of Life: Study

Wide variations seen in number of procedures, depending on region where patient lives

10/4/2011
Hospital Readmission Rates on the Rise in Older Adults: Study

1 in 6 Medicare patients ends up back in hospital within a month after discharge, report shows

9/27/2011
Surgeon Experience Matters in Neck Artery Procedure: Study

Patient death rate within 30 days higher if doctor has less experience with carotid stenting

9/27/2011
Extra Pounds Linked to Weaker Legs in Older Women

Heavier seniors had less power in their legs relative to their weight than slimmer peers: study

9/26/2011
Hip Fracture May Raise a Woman's Risk of Earlier Death

Breaking hip at age 70 doubles risk of dying within a year, study finds

9/15/2011
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

9/14/2011
Older Women Can Benefit From Sex Ed Campaigns

Sexually active women over 50 need more information about their sexual health, study finds

9/14/2011
Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse

Possible symptoms of intentional harm or neglect

9/12/2011
Health Tip: Stay Social as You Grow Older

Relationships are important for healthy aging

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Seniors, Prepare for Exercise

Suggestions for getting started

8/30/2011
Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly

The protein is linked to inflammation, cancer and heart disease

8/10/2011
Health Tip: Senior Drivers, Stay Safe

Suggestions to reduce your risk of an accident

7/26/2011
Certain Antidepressants Linked to Falls in Nursing Homes

Closer monitoring of patients changing or starting a non-SSRI is advised, researchers say

7/25/2011
Transitional Care May Cut Hospital Readmission Rates

Intervention programs for discharged seniors might even save health-care dollars, one doctor suggests

7/21/2011
Elderly at Greater Risk for Heat Stroke, Experts Warn

Older people don't adapt to high temperatures as well and need to take steps to keep cool

7/18/2011
Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study

Children could be even safer if older drivers knew more about using safety seats