Senior Citizen News

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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

6/3/2015
Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

5/26/2015
'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

5/20/2015
Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

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

5/19/2015
The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'

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

5/11/2015
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

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

5/7/2015
Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

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
Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests