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A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

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

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health

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

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer

Protect against heat-related illness

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays

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

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's

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

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain

Findings support immunization of older adults

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors

Get regular vaccinations and screenings

Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut heart risks, but may spur muscle weakness, memory declines

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually

Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner

Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

Study findings suggest increasing social connections might reduce health costs

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

Higher scores on test may indicate need for further evaluation, expert said

Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors

Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving?

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory

About half of those with recall issues say they interfere with daily life

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use

Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior

Here are answers to help you get moving

Study Refutes Notion That Fans Are Useless in Extreme Heat

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

Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

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

Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow

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

'Mindfulness' May Help Ease Sleep Problems for Seniors

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

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

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

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds

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

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

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

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study

New research suggests keeping top number below 140