Senior Citizen News

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5/7/2015
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

5/6/2015
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

5/1/2015
Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors

Get regular vaccinations and screenings

4/22/2015
Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

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

4/21/2015
Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually

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

4/19/2015
Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner

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

4/15/2015
Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

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

4/15/2015
Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

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

4/13/2015
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

4/9/2015
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

4/7/2015
Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

Study findings suggest increasing social connections might reduce health costs

3/31/2015
New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

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

3/23/2015
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

3/18/2015
Researchers Develop Screening for Early Memory Troubles

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

3/17/2015
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

3/12/2015
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

3/9/2015
Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving?

Signs that seniors aren't safe behind the wheel

3/5/2015
Many U.S. Households Include Someone With Failing Memory

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

3/4/2015
Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

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

3/3/2015
Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

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

2/25/2015
Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

2/19/2015
Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use

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

2/19/2015
Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

2/18/2015
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

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