Deadly falls on the rise among U.S. seniors
Deadly falls on the rise among U.S. seniors

The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

Hearing aids may help keep seniors out of the hospital
Hearing aids may help keep seniors out of the hospital

Hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors, a new study suggests.

Tough times can leave their mark on the older brain
Tough times can leave their mark on the older brain

Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don't just stress you out -- these negative life events may actually accelerate the aging of your brain, new research suggests.

Stretching can help get seniors moving
Stretching can help get seniors moving

Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports.

Aging can be tough to swallow
Aging can be tough to swallow

It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment.

Tough times can leave their mark on the older brain
Tough times can leave their mark on the older brain

Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don't just stress you out -- these negative life events may actually accelerate the aging of your brain, new research suggests.

Stretching can help get seniors moving
Stretching can help get seniors moving

Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports.

Aging can be tough to swallow
Aging can be tough to swallow

It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment.

Falls among elderly cost $50 billion annually
Falls among elderly cost $50 billion annually

Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds.

Winter temps raise health risks for seniors
Winter temps raise health risks for seniors

Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns.

Mediterranean diet a recipe for strength in old age
Mediterranean diet a recipe for strength in old age

A Mediterranean diet may make seniors less likely to become frail and help them maintain their health and independence, new research suggests.

Seniors, lose the weight but not the muscle in 2018
Seniors, lose the weight but not the muscle in 2018

If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone.

Air pollution can be deadly for seniors
Air pollution can be deadly for seniors

Even levels of air pollution deemed "safe" by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests.

Seniors don't need calcium, vitamin d supplements: review
Seniors don't need calcium, vitamin d supplements: review

Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to ward off the brittle bones of old age, a new review concludes.

Holidays can be hard on lonely seniors
Holidays can be hard on lonely seniors

More than one in three elderly Americans describe themselves as lonely, and the holidays can be especially isolating for them, geriatric experts warn.

Flu can have dangerous domino effect on older adults
Flu can have dangerous domino effect on older adults

Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns.

More docs specializing in nursing home care
More docs specializing in nursing home care

More doctors in the United States are turning to a new clinical specialty -- nursing home care.

For seniors, any physical activity is better than none
For seniors, any physical activity is better than none

Don't try saying you're too or too busy to exercise, especially after that calorie-laden Thanksgiving dinner.

U.S. seniors struggle more to pay for health care compared to other countries
U.S. seniors struggle more to pay for health care compared to other countries

It's often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations.

Older women can 'walk away from the grim reaper'
Older women can 'walk away from the grim reaper'

Ladies, slip on your sneakers and walk briskly every day, and you might prolong your life.

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What exercise regimen is best for healthy weight loss in seniors?
What exercise regimen is best for healthy weight loss in seniors?

Seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while they cut calories, a new study suggests.

Could cataract surgery lengthen older women's lives?
Could cataract surgery lengthen older women's lives?

Women who undergo cataract surgery may get an unexpected dividend: longer life.

Is dementia declining among older Americans?
Is dementia declining among older Americans?

Here's some good news for America's seniors: The rates of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia have dropped significantly over the last decade or so, a new study shows.

Supplement may help against vision-robbing disease in seniors
Supplement may help against vision-robbing disease in seniors

An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests.

Do fewer nightly dreams mean higher dementia risk in seniors?
Do fewer nightly dreams mean higher dementia risk in seniors?

Seniors who spend less time each night in the dream stage of sleep may be more likely to succumb to dementia as they age, new research suggests.

Protein at all 3 meals may help preserve seniors' strength
Protein at all 3 meals may help preserve seniors' strength

Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests.

Generic eye drops for seniors could save millions of dollars a year
Generic eye drops for seniors could save millions of dollars a year

Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.

Prices skyrocket on drugs widely used by seniors
Prices skyrocket on drugs widely used by seniors

The prices of brand-name drugs used by many older Americans rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation last year, a new study reports.

Video may aid end-of-life decision-making
Video may aid end-of-life decision-making

Watching a video about end-of-life care options may help patients with advanced heart failure choose the approach best for them, a new study finds.

U.S. cancer survivors living longer
U.S. cancer survivors living longer

As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report.

Got a spare 15 minutes? A little exercise may boost life span
Got a spare 15 minutes? A little exercise may boost life span

Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.

Diabetes doesn't doom seniors to disability
Diabetes doesn't doom seniors to disability

American seniors with diabetes are starting to live longer without disabilities, a new study finds.

Americans living longer and better
Americans living longer and better

Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.

Your ability to 'smell' the taste of foods can lessen with age
Your ability to 'smell' the taste of foods can lessen with age

Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests.

More support for aggressive blood pressure treatment for elderly
More support for aggressive blood pressure treatment for elderly

People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

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