Senior Citizen News

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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

7/18/2011
Falls Could Signal Early Alzheimer's Disease

Seniors whose brain scans indicated preclinical disease twice as likely to fall, study finds

7/13/2011
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test

Small study found the technology useful for monitoring behavior, physical health

7/8/2011
California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness

Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

7/6/2011
Patient Disparities Seen in Lung Cancer Drug Trials

Women, the elderly and blacks not well represented in research, investigators say

6/8/2011
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'

Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

6/6/2011
Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline

But one expert added that everyday forgetfulness isn't necessarily a sign that Alzheimer's is near

6/2/2011
Health Tip: Is It Time to Stop Driving?

Signs that it may be time for an older driver to quit

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