Senior Citizen News

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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

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