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Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder October 17, 2017

AHT is widely used, but data review shows little evidence it really works

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women October 16, 2017

Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says

Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain October 12, 2017

Small study suggests it might boost memory, learning

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop? October 09, 2017

Poultry samples with bacteria were found to have same genetic fingerprints as some infected patients' urine

Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk October 09, 2017

Adding more water to daily routine lowered odds for the infections

Today's Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations October 06, 2017

50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggests

Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs? October 04, 2017

In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

Older People May Be More Prone to Reveal Suicidal Thoughts October 04, 2017

1 in 4 admitted intent beforehand, opening an opportunity for prevention, researchers say

Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls September 30, 2017

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's? September 29, 2017

Genetic test might one day diagnose the disease before symptoms occur, researchers say

It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again September 28, 2017

U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids September 27, 2017

But national guidelines generally recommend against these products for those over 65

Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Recommended to Prevent Falls September 27, 2017

Draft recommendations from influential U.S. panel now await public review

Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials September 25, 2017

Women are also underrepresented, researchers find

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime September 21, 2017

Activities enjoyed when younger are often continued, but lots of men take up walking as they age

Health Tip: Stair Safety For Older People September 21, 2017

Suggestions to help prevent falls

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes September 20, 2017

Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease

U.S. Seniors Getting Healthier, Especially When Wealthy and White September 18, 2017

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall September 14, 2017

But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans September 13, 2017

Untreated type 2 disease can lead to serious complications, diabetes experts say

Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk September 12, 2017

Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report

Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late September 12, 2017

Study suggests that most end-of-life care occurs in final 2 weeks

Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey September 07, 2017

Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility August 30, 2017

Excessive sitting after 50 is tied to disability, study finds

Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors August 29, 2017

But study also found those who had quit didn't suffer same fate

More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study August 28, 2017

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care August 24, 2017

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors August 24, 2017

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

Do Fewer Nightly Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk in Seniors? August 23, 2017

For every 1 percent drop in sleep's REM phase, a 9 percent jump in odds for thinking, memory troubles, study found

Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families August 22, 2017

Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears August 22, 2017

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

Health Tip: Heat and the Elderly August 22, 2017

How to stay safe when temperatures rise

Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors' Minds August 21, 2017

And study found that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites

Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks August 21, 2017

Being sedentary not linked to early death in people who are generally healthy, study finds

'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

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