Senior Citizen News

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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

10/25/2016
Study Links Disasters to Dementia

Losing home was tied to greater mental decline among elderly tsunami survivors

10/24/2016
Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

Seniors saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months, researchers report

10/19/2016
Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly

But doctors don't often suspect pulmonary embolism, researchers say

10/19/2016
Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

10/19/2016
Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

10/17/2016
Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

10/10/2016
Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

10/7/2016
Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

10/6/2016
Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

9/26/2016
Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

9/26/2016
New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

9/24/2016
How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

9/22/2016
Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans

They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

9/12/2016
Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

9/8/2016
Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home

Signs it's a good place for a loved one

9/6/2016
Fans May Not Be Cool Choice for the Elderly

Heart rate, core body temperature rose more with fan use than without in 108 degree heat, study finds

9/1/2016
1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

8/29/2016
Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

8/26/2016
Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia

Sedentary seniors more likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

8/26/2016
More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs