Senior Citizen News

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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

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