Senior Citizen News

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4/14/2017
Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

4/10/2017
Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

4/6/2017
Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

4/5/2017
Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

4/4/2017
High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

4/4/2017
What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret?

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

3/29/2017
More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

3/24/2017
Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

3/23/2017
Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

3/20/2017
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

3/16/2017
For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

3/10/2017
Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

3/2/2017
Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060

Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

3/1/2017
Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

2/28/2017
Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years

People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

2/23/2017
Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

2/22/2017
Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia?

Study finds an association but doesn't prove cause and effect

2/17/2017
Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

2/14/2017
Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

2/13/2017
Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

2/10/2017
Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

2/6/2017
For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer?

Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

2/2/2017
10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study

May be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher says

2/2/2017
Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

2/1/2017
1/27/2017
Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds

The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

1/23/2017
Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults?

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

1/18/2017
Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

1/18/2017
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

1/6/2017
Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

1/6/2017
Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

1/4/2017
More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

12/19/2016
Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

12/15/2016
Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S.

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

12/14/2016
Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

12/13/2016
Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S.

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

12/13/2016
Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds

3 out of 4 seniors said they'd want to know

12/8/2016
Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

12/7/2016
Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

12/6/2016
Baby Boomers Going to Pot

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

11/30/2016
Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

11/30/2016
Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

11/29/2016
Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults?

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

11/25/2016
Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER

Up to 1 in 10 seniors affected, but harm or neglect can be difficult to identify, geriatric specialist says

11/21/2016
Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

11/14/2016
Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp

Study finding raises question of whether something protected their brains

10/31/2016
'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

10/31/2016
1 in 4 Seniors Doesn't Discuss End-of-Life Care

Finding suggests efforts to encourage more planning aren't working, researcher says

10/28/2016
Breast Reconstruction Worthwhile for Older Women: Study

They had no greater risk of complications, benefited as much as younger breast cancer patients

10/26/2016
Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families