Senior Citizen News

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11/12/2015
Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

10/29/2015
Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

10/29/2015
Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

10/26/2015
End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

10/21/2015
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

10/21/2015
Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

10/6/2015
Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

10/2/2015
Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

9/24/2015
Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

9/24/2015
Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

9/22/2015
Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

9/22/2015
Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

9/21/2015
Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

9/15/2015
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

9/15/2015
Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes May Help Prevent Dementia

Conversely, poor blood sugar control appears to increase risk of brain troubles, study finds

9/10/2015
Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study

Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

9/8/2015
Forgiveness May Boost Older Women's Moods

But when apology is unrequited, older men are at greater risk of depression

9/4/2015
Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

9/3/2015
Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

9/1/2015
More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

8/31/2015
Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

8/31/2015
Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

8/28/2015
Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it

8/25/2015
Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

8/24/2015
Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease

But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so

8/21/2015
9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find

8/19/2015
Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study

Smokers, seniors and those with high blood pressure face greatest risk

8/13/2015
1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds

8/6/2015
Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

8/5/2015
Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds

Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

8/5/2015
Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

8/4/2015
Even a Little Exercise May Boost Seniors' Life Span, Study Finds

Biggest benefit was seen in lowered chances of heart disease, stroke

8/3/2015
Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

7/31/2015
Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness

7/30/2015
Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

7/28/2015
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

7/28/2015
Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

7/20/2015
Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

7/20/2015
As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

7/16/2015
More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

7/6/2015
Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

6/30/2015
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

6/23/2015
Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

6/19/2015
Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

6/12/2015
Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer

Protect against heat-related illness

6/11/2015
Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

6/10/2015
Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

6/9/2015
Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

6/4/2015
Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain

Findings support immunization of older adults