Senior Citizen News

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2/18/2015
Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior

Here are answers to help you get moving

2/17/2015
Study Refutes Notion That Fans Are Useless in Extreme Heat

But, air-conditioning is still best option when temperatures soar, experts say

2/17/2015
Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

2/16/2015
Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly

Don't blame yourself for illness and try to find new ways to socialize, experts suggest

2/16/2015
Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow

Study sees slight uptick in sexual activity for couples married 50 years or more

2/16/2015
'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors

Small study found meditation improved sleep scores more than lessons on sleep habits

2/13/2015
'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

Their sharp memories at 80 and beyond may provide clues for treating dementia

2/12/2015
Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

2/12/2015
Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

2/12/2015
Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

2/12/2015
Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

2/11/2015
Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

2/11/2015
Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

2/9/2015
Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

2/3/2015
Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

2/3/2015
Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study

Better use of data to implement change is needed, researchers suggest

2/3/2015
Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

2/2/2015
Certain Heart Drug, Antibiotic Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors

Doctors should not prescribe spironolactone with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, study says

2/1/2015
Stay Warm This Winter to Protect Your Health

Low body temperature can cause serious problems, experts say

1/31/2015
Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds

Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

1/28/2015
Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

CDC study finds women more affected than men

1/27/2015
Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

1/19/2015
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

1/7/2015
High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

1/6/2015
ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

12/19/2014
Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

12/17/2014
Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

12/17/2014
Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

12/15/2014
Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

12/11/2014
12/1/2014
Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

11/28/2014
Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

11/26/2014
Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

11/24/2014
Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

11/21/2014
Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

11/19/2014
U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

11/17/2014
Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

11/13/2014
Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

11/12/2014
B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

11/12/2014
Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

11/11/2014
Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

11/7/2014
A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

11/5/2014
Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture

Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

11/3/2014
'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

11/3/2014
End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

10/30/2014
'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

10/28/2014
10/27/2014
Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says

10/27/2014
Special Cocoa Drink May Improve Age-Related Memory Loss

Findings don't apply to regular chocolate or hot cocoa, however

10/22/2014
Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Still, these diseases occur in less than 0.1 percent of elderly Americans, researchers say