Seniors/AgingAttention to heart health good for the brain
A recent survey found that two out of three African Americans worry about developing heart disease and two out of five are concerned about developing Alzheimer's disease, yet only one in 20 are aware that heart health is linked to brain health. Febr...
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Seniors/AgingList of worst nursing homes released
After initially resisting their disclosure, the Bush administration on Tuesday published the names of 131 nursing homes with poor inspection records and said some were already showing signs of improvement. The list released by the Centers for Medicar...
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Seniors/AgingTrip and fall lately? Tell your doctor
Trip and fall lately? Seniors often won't mention it unless they're hurt, but new guidelines say that first tumble is a good predictor of who's at risk for another, more serious fall. With deaths from falls increasing, the guidelines urge doctors to...
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Seniors/AgingSanofi targets elderly with new type of flu shot
French drug company Sanofi-Aventis is seeking European Union approval for a new type of influenza injection it says will protect the elderly. Sanofi Pasteur, the French company's vaccines division, said preliminary trials with 7,000 adult or elderly...
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Seniors/AgingTango Classes Put Parkinson's Patients a Step Ahead
Not only is the tango a dance of romance and passion, it also helps improve balance and mobility in people with Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis medical school compared the effects of A...
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Seniors/AgingMedicare won't pay hospitals for errors
It's a new way to push for patient safety: Don't pay hospitals when they commit certain errors. Medicare will start hitting hospitals where it hurts in October, and other insurers are hot on the trail. That has the nation's hospitals exploring innov...
Author:LAURAN NEERGAARDDate:03/25/14Click:7671 Full Story »
Seniors/AgingOlder diabetics at risk of physical disabilities
Elderly people with diabetes may be at heightened risk of physical limitations that could hinder their independence, a new study suggests. British researchers found that among more than 800 adults age 65 or older, those with diabetes were more likel...
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Seniors/AgingMemory loss declining among U.S. seniors
Older Americans are having less trouble with their memories, and it may be because they spent more time in school, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. They found the rate of cognitive impairment -- which includes a range of ills from significant mem...
Author:Julie SteenhuysenDate:03/25/14Click:7670 Full Story »
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