Senior Citizen News

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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

8/24/2016
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

8/22/2016
Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

8/17/2016
Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

Blood condition is common among older patients

8/16/2016
Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women

Abaloparatide appears to reduce fractures better than the current drug Forteo, researchers say

8/16/2016
Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest

Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

8/10/2016
Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study

Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

8/9/2016
Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care

Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

8/9/2016
Giving Brings a Health Dividend

Older adults who volunteer may benefit from better mental, physical health, study finds

8/5/2016
Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

8/3/2016
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability

But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

8/3/2016
Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

8/2/2016
Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

7/27/2016
Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes

Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

7/26/2016
2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

Missed disease identification seems more likely in men, who may develop thinking problems earlier

7/21/2016
Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

7/20/2016
Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

People with the disease, however, don't have higher tolerance for pain, study shows

7/19/2016
Health Tip: Help Prevent Falls

What you can do to remain upright

7/13/2016
How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

6/29/2016
Testosterone Therapy May Boost Older Men's Sex Lives

Gel hormone treatment led to improved libido and sexual function, study finds

6/16/2016
Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision?

Here are classic warning signs

6/15/2016
Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

6/15/2016
Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors

Start slow and take it easy

6/14/2016
Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span

Study finds even modest daily workouts make a difference for older adults

6/13/2016
Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

6/13/2016
Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability

Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

6/9/2016
Bifocals Might Trip You Up

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

6/6/2016
Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes

Individualized treatment is important, expert says

6/2/2016
Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

5/31/2016
Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

Normally, blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening

5/23/2016
Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

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