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'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly August 18, 2017

Stays are often two weeks longer, British study says

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates August 14, 2017

Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging

Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80 August 14, 2017

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls August 10, 2017

What you should look for in the shoe store

Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S. August 09, 2017

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains August 09, 2017

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia August 06, 2017

But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periods

Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength August 04, 2017

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors August 02, 2017

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time July 28, 2017

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year July 28, 2017

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health July 25, 2017

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's July 18, 2017

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia July 17, 2017

New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

Better Diet, Longer Life? July 12, 2017

A large study suggests you're never too old to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier

Taking the Stairs May Soon Get Easier July 12, 2017

New high-tech steps 'recycle' climbers' energy, making the ascent less tough, inventors say

Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose? July 12, 2017

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly July 10, 2017

Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds

Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise July 07, 2017

Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimen

2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life July 07, 2017

Document lets family members know your wishes

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD July 06, 2017

Odds of heart-related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say

Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go July 06, 2017

Study ties physical activity to ability to perform everyday tasks

Sleep Problems: An Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer's? July 05, 2017

Small study found an association but didn't prove link

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help June 30, 2017

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain? June 29, 2017

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors June 28, 2017

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study June 28, 2017

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases June 27, 2017

Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery June 16, 2017

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds? June 16, 2017

The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, study says

Centenarians Often Healthier Than Younger Seniors: Study June 15, 2017

They have less chronic disease than those in their 80s and 90s, researcher says

Sticky Brain 'Plaques' Implicated in Alzheimer's Again June 13, 2017

Researchers believe these substances form in early stages of the memory-robbing disease

Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar June 12, 2017

ER physician offers advice on avoiding heat health problems

Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend June 09, 2017

Study finds walking a dog helps older people meet goals for moderate to vigorous exercise

Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women June 07, 2017

After menopause, frequent drinkers had four times the risk of sarcopenia, study found

U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study June 07, 2017

It's now fifth-leading cause of cancer death in men and No. 8 among women

Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles June 06, 2017

Study even suggests link between chronic aches and dementia risk

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People May 26, 2017

But study found proper dose of psychiatric drugs might erase that danger

Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights? May 26, 2017

Poor and elderly will feel the heat the most, study predicts

Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day May 26, 2017

Here's what seniors can do

Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age May 23, 2017

Study finds fewer older Americans are trained to do it or receive it if needed

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old' May 22, 2017

But specialists cite research flaws, limitations

This Combo Workout May Suit Obese Seniors Best May 17, 2017

Aerobic-plus-resistance regimen boosts bone and muscles, study shows

Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care May 17, 2017

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

E-Cigarettes Linked to Bladder Cancer Risk May 15, 2017

'Vaping' could lead to cancerous changes in cells that form the bladder lining, research indicates

Bike Fanatics Shouldn't Worry About Effects on Sexual Health May 15, 2017

Any transient discomfort or numbness won't harm their sexual or urinary function, study finds

Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life May 15, 2017

Disrupted sleep patterns could explain the link, three studies suggest

Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden May 09, 2017

Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair May 08, 2017

Findings in mice might lead to treatments that stop baldness and gray hair

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