Senior Citizen News

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5/20/2016
Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease

Treatments keeping those with macular degeneration reading and driving longer, study finds

5/20/2016
Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment

No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

5/16/2016
More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

5/13/2016
Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

5/12/2016
Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

5/5/2016
Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors

Year-long CDC study finds 1.3 million people over 65 with poor eyesight fell at least once

5/5/2016
Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

Study found those 65 and older survived longer when they had operation

5/4/2016
Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer

Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

5/4/2016
New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

4/30/2016
Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

4/29/2016
Strength Training for Health

Strength training lowers the odds of death from any cause, new study finds.

4/28/2016
Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

4/22/2016
Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

When people stop working, they sit less, move more and get a better night's sleep, study says

4/14/2016
Radiation May Help After Surgery for 'Soft-Tissue' Cancers

Biggest benefit was seen in people over 65, research suggests

4/13/2016
Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces

Loss of visual perception may occur early in course of disease, researchers say

4/12/2016
Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

4/1/2016
Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

3/29/2016
Medicare Spends Billions on Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Finds

Researchers consider ways to manage patients' care effectively and rein in the cost

3/28/2016
World's Senior Population Forecast to Boom by 2050

Public health challenges will mount with 1.6 billion people worldwide age 65 or older, study suggests

3/28/2016
Could Less Time Spent Online Signal Early Alzheimer's?

Researchers think diminishing mental capacities might be behind drop in computer use

3/28/2016
Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women

The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say

3/25/2016
Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer's

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

3/24/2016
Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

3/21/2016
1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

3/17/2016
Kidney Dialysis Might Not Extend Survival of Elderly

Study suggests conservative care may be suitable option for some patients over 80

3/15/2016
Want to Keep an Aging Brain Sharp? Try the Stairs

Fitness is key, researchers say, and education can also help

3/14/2016
Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

3/11/2016
Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Any regular physical activity is linked to a healthier brain, study suggests

3/11/2016
Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

3/10/2016
Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

3/9/2016
Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

3/4/2016
Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

3/3/2016
Computer Use May Help Deflect Seniors' Memory Problems

But, experts note that the study can't prove cause-and-effect

3/1/2016
Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

3/1/2016
Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age

Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

2/28/2016
Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

2/25/2016
Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers

Study found risk of crashes more than doubled for those over 80 who used Ambien

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/23/2016
'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

2/23/2016
Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds

Researchers say losses in taste, touch are most common

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

2/18/2016
Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: Study

Helping older survivors with daily activities costs more than previously estimated, researchers say

2/17/2016
Testosterone Therapy May Boost Sex Drive in Older Men ...

... But no benefits seen in areas of vitality or physical function, trials show

2/16/2016
Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' Lives

Interpersonal activities are similar to exercise in extending life, researchers say

2/15/2016
Race May Affect Risk for Dementia

Study finds rate highest for blacks, lowest for Asian-Americans, but researchers don't know why

2/10/2016
U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

2/9/2016
Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

2/4/2016
Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

2/4/2016
Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men

Males made greater gains than women, study says

2/3/2016
When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger

Depression and mental, physical declines stood out in research review