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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

10/8/2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

10/1/2014
'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

9/30/2014
Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

9/24/2014
Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later

9/18/2014
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

9/16/2014
Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

9/15/2014
Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

9/12/2014
ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

9/11/2014
Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

9/10/2014
Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

9/8/2014
Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

9/8/2014
9/4/2014
Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

8/27/2014
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

8/20/2014
Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

Suggestions for seniors to stay sharp

8/19/2014
When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Brothers often pass on responsibilities to sisters, research contends

8/18/2014
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

8/14/2014
Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

8/13/2014
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

8/13/2014
Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

8/11/2014
Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

8/8/2014
Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

8/7/2014
8/6/2014
'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds

Family members are frequently the culprits, researchers say

7/28/2014
Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

7/25/2014
Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

7/22/2014
Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy

7/16/2014
Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports

7/15/2014
Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

7/15/2014
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

7/15/2014
Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study

Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

7/15/2014
Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

7/14/2014
Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

7/14/2014
High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

7/14/2014
Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

7/14/2014
Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

7/14/2014
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds

Social support might be the key, researcher says

7/9/2014
Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

7/8/2014
More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

6/30/2014
Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

6/25/2014
Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

6/23/2014
Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

6/16/2014
Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study

7-year review finds adherence to recommendations for preventing cancer return

6/11/2014
Medication Safety Essential For Seniors

Drug interactions, other problems more likely with age, FDA cautions

6/6/2014
Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, study shows

6/3/2014
Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

6/3/2014
First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly

Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

5/28/2014
Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die