Senior Citizen News

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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

2/1/2016
Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

1/27/2016
Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's Treatment

High levels of BDNF appear to slow mental decline, researchers say

1/27/2016
Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the Cold

U.S. National Institute on Aging warns about hypothermia

1/26/2016
After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

1/22/2016
Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

Survey finds about three-quarters support expanding care to cover weight-loss drugs

1/22/2016
Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

1/21/2016
Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

1/21/2016
Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

1/19/2016
Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

1/14/2016
For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

1/7/2016
Regular Mammograms Worthwhile for Elderly Women

New study shows screenings helped lower breast cancer deaths among those over 69