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19 Jul

High Out-of-Pocket Costs For Childbirth, Even With Insurance

Giving birth in the U.S. now costs nearly $19,000 and insured patients are responsible for paying about $3,000 of that bill, researchers say.

23 Feb

Exercising After COVID or Flu Shot May Boost Immune Response

90 minutes of light-to-moderate exercise after COVID or flu vaccination may help you produce more antibodies, researchers say.

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03 Oct
Brain Secrets of the Super-Sharp 'Super-Agers'

Brain Secrets of the Super-Sharp 'Super-Agers'

Researchers have discovered another clue as to how some older people stay sharp as a tack into their 80s and beyond: Their brain cells are really big.

The study focused on what scientists have dubbed "super-agers" — a select group of elderly adults who have the memory ...

29 Sep
Not Enough Older Americans Are Checking Blood Pressure At Home

Not Enough Older Americans Are Checking Blood Pressure At Home

Regular home monitoring can help with blood pressure control, but only half of people who have hypertension or ...

27 Sep
Soaring Food Prices Are Tough on Older Americans, Poll Finds

Soaring Food Prices Are Tough on Older Americans, Poll Finds

While many older Americans are experiencing sticker shock when they shop for food, lower-income and less-healthy adults are hurting the most, a new poll reveals.

Three-quarters of respondents in the latest University of Michigan

24 Sep
Talking to a Loved One About a Move to Assisted Living

Talking to a Loved One About a Move to Assisted Living

It can be hard to talk to your loved ones about moving into assisted living, so don't push them too hard and make sure they feel safe and comfortable with the idea, one ...

19 Sep
Over 7 Million U.S. Seniors Have Mental Declines That Threaten Financial Skills

Over 7 Million U.S. Seniors Have Mental Declines That Threaten Financial Skills

As Americans age, millions end up struggling with dementia or some level of memory impairment and diminished capacity to think clearly and make decisions.

Yet a new study s...

19 Sep
Mental Skills Slow With Age, But Seniors Gain in Other Ways: Study

Mental Skills Slow With Age, But Seniors Gain in Other Ways: Study

Seniors, there's good news and bad from a new study of mental health. The brain-centered research confirms that mental skills do decline with age -- but it also finds many people over 60 having better psychological health than folks in their 20s.

"We wanted to better und...

16 Sep
COVID Appears to Raise Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

COVID Appears to Raise Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

COVID-19 infection may significantly boost an older person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new, large-scale study suggests.

People 65 and older who contracted COVID were ...

16 Sep
Seniors, This Daily Routine May Keep You Sharper, Happier

Seniors, This Daily Routine May Keep You Sharper, Happier

Older adults who rise and shine early every day may have sharper minds and fewer depression symptoms, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that U.S. adults aged 65 and older who typically got up early — before 7 a.m. — then stayed active throughout the day per...

14 Sep
Vitamin D, Fish Oil Won't Help Elderly Stay Strong, Study Finds

Vitamin D, Fish Oil Won't Help Elderly Stay Strong, Study Finds

If only you could pop vitamin D and fish oil supplements to fight the frailty that often come...

13 Sep
Poll: Most Americans Over 50 Suffer Some Type of Joint Pain

Poll: Most Americans Over 50 Suffer Some Type of Joint Pain

Aching joints are common for people over 50, but it's still important to talk to a doctor about it rather than endlessly self-medicating, experts say.

Now, a new poll...

08 Sep
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Longest-Reigning Monarch, Dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Longest-Reigning Monarch, Dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned over Great Britain for 70 years -- the longest reign in the nation's history -- died at 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," a

08 Sep
Doctors 'Concerned' About Health of Queen Elizabeth II

Doctors 'Concerned' About Health of Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace on Thursday announced that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision following "concern" from her doctors over her health.

The queen, 96, is still res...

07 Sep
Assisted Living Will Become Financially Out of Reach for Many Middle-Class Americans

Assisted Living Will Become Financially Out of Reach for Many Middle-Class Americans

America's middle-income seniors could face a time of financial reckoning within the next decade, with the rising costs of health care and assisted living overwhelming their meager savings, a new study reports.

The number of middle-income seniors in the United States is e...

01 Sep
How 'This Is Us' Put Alzheimer's Care in the Spotlight

How 'This Is Us' Put Alzheimer's Care in the Spotlight

When the wildly popular TV show “This Is Us” wrapped up its final season this year, it did so with a storyline that showed one of the lead characters dealing with Alzheimer's disease a...

30 Aug
High-Tech Socks Could Prevent Falls in At-Risk Patients

High-Tech Socks Could Prevent Falls in At-Risk Patients

Every year, anywhere from 700,000 to 1 million people fall while in U.S. hospitals, and this often triggers a downward health spiral.

Little has been sh...

25 Aug
Get Moving! Any Sports Can Lower Seniors' Odds of Early Death

Get Moving! Any Sports Can Lower Seniors' Odds of Early Death

Here's a fresh prescription for seniors who want to live longer and lower their odds of dying from cancer or heart disease: Lace up your running shoes or grab your tennis racket.

25 Aug
Steps to Long Life: Short Walk Each Day Helps Folks Over 85

Steps to Long Life: Short Walk Each Day Helps Folks Over 85

It's never too late to benefit from regular walks.

A new study suggests that a 10-minute daily stroll can prolong life in folks well into their 80s and beyond.

“Adults are less likely to meet activity recommendations as they get older,” said study author Dr. Mo...

23 Aug
Too Much TV Time May Really Harm Your Brain

Too Much TV Time May Really Harm Your Brain

Older adults who get a lot of "screen time" may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends...

22 Aug
In Trial, Brain Zaps Gave Seniors a Month-Long Memory Boost

In Trial, Brain Zaps Gave Seniors a Month-Long Memory Boost

If you're a senior who struggles to remember where you put your car keys, could

17 Aug
Bedsores Can Cause Serious Harm — Are U.S. Nursing Homes Hiding Cases?

Bedsores Can Cause Serious Harm — Are U.S. Nursing Homes Hiding Cases?

People might want to think twice before relying on federal quality ratings to help choose a nursing home for an elderly or frail relative, a new study warns.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Nursing Home Compare website in the 199...

16 Aug
'Virtual' Museum Visits Are Good Medicine for Seniors

'Virtual' Museum Visits Are Good Medicine for Seniors

By combining technology with interactive art activities, older people at home can have museums come to them -- and this can support their physical, mental and social well-being, a new study reports.

"This participatory art-based activity could become a model that could ...

15 Aug
U.S. Nursing Homes Are Understaffed, But Minority Communities Have It Worst

U.S. Nursing Homes Are Understaffed, But Minority Communities Have It Worst

Staffing shortages at nursing homes across the United States are severe in disadvantaged areas where needs may be greatest, researchers say.

The study — recently published in the

12 Aug
Everyday Activities That Can Cut Your Odds for Dementia

Everyday Activities That Can Cut Your Odds for Dementia

Reading, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends might help lower your risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

"Previous studies have shown that leisure activities were associated wi...

08 Aug
Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk

Data Shows 2 Biggest Factors for Cancer Risk

Smoking and older age are the two most important risk factors for cancer, a new, large study shows.

The researchers also said doctors should look at excess body fat, family history and several other factors to help patients decide if they need additional

06 Aug
Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Pickleball has become a wildly popular sport for older Americans, but seniors who enjoy playing it should know about potential injuries and how to avoid them.

The most common problem is with the...

04 Aug
Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

Lifestyle May Be Key to Helping You Avoid Dementia

Socializing, taking classes and exercising may boost your brain's cognitive reserve and stave off memory and thinking problems down the road, a new study suggests.

Cognitive ...

28 Jul
Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Your daily walk, cleaning the house and lunch with friends could together be keys to staving off dementia, according to researchers.

A new study looked at lifestyle habits...

27 Jul
Alternative Medicine Popular Among Seniors, But Most Don't Tell Their Doctors About It

Alternative Medicine Popular Among Seniors, But Most Don't Tell Their Doctors About It

Lots of older folks are turning to alternative medicine to help them with the pains of aging -- but they don't necessarily think that's ...

21 Jul
Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercising your body and mind can help stave off memory problems as you age, and some of these benefits may be even greater for women, a new study suggests.

The study looked at cognitive reserve, or the brain's ability to withstand the effects of diseases like

15 Jul
Post-Stroke Memory Loss Can Resolve for Some Patients

Post-Stroke Memory Loss Can Resolve for Some Patients

Memory loss is a common symptom after a stroke, but there's hope for some that those memories could return.

A new study from Norway examined 86 patients with relatively mild strokes and found many had improved mental functioning after 12 weeks.

"Our study shows th...

12 Jul
Being Social May Be Key to 'Sense of Purpose' as You Age

Being Social May Be Key to 'Sense of Purpose' as You Age

Want to feel you matter after you retire? Start socializing, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis found that positive connections with other people were associated with a sense of purposefulness in older adults.

Having a

11 Jul
Gardening Can Blossom Into Better Mental Health

Gardening Can Blossom Into Better Mental Health

If you are feeling stressed and depressed, new research suggests that grabbing a trowel and getting your hands dirty may improve your mood.

Researchers found that tending to plants can reap mental ...

08 Jul
Aching Backs in Seniors: An Expert's Guide to Pain Meds

Aching Backs in Seniors: An Expert's Guide to Pain Meds

Back and neck pain are often an unfortunate part of aging, but older adults can safely find relief with various medications, a new research review concludes.

The review of 138 clin...

08 Jul
How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

How Childhood Abuse Can Haunt the Senior Years

Poor mental and physical health among older adults may trace back to childhood abuse, a Canadian study suggests.

The study, published online July 7 in the journal

08 Jul
Disability Payments Can Help Keep Veterans With Diabetes Out of the Hospital

Disability Payments Can Help Keep Veterans With Diabetes Out of the Hospital

More disability payments led to fewer hospitalizations for Vietnam veterans with diabetes, according to a new report.

30 Jun
Will You Be Depositing at the 'Stool Bank' Someday?

Will You Be Depositing at the 'Stool Bank' Someday?

Banking samples of your own poop in your youth and then transplanting them back when you're old might be a key to healthy aging, scientists suggest.

Stool samples frozen and stored when a person is vital and healthy could potentially rejuvenate bacteria in the gut that's...

29 Jun
Staffing Shortages Have U.S. Nursing Homes in Crisis

Staffing Shortages Have U.S. Nursing Homes in Crisis

There's a shortage of nursing home beds for the elderly in America due to a severe staffing crisis that has caused long-term care facilities to cut back on new admissions, new research shows.

Three out of five nursing homes (61%) have limited new admissions due to staffi...

29 Jun
Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Vision Issues Could Raise Odds for Dementia

Untreated vision loss may put an older adult at an increased risk for dementia, though it's not clear why, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the likelihood of having some form of cognitive impairment was 137% higher in seniors who had trouble seeing than i...

27 Jun
COVID Boosters Raise Antibody Levels by 85% in Nursing Home Residents

COVID Boosters Raise Antibody Levels by 85% in Nursing Home Residents

Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person's immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant.

New research f...

26 Jun
Tough Choices: When It's Time to Move From Home to Assisted Living

Tough Choices: When It's Time to Move From Home to Assisted Living

While 8 in 10 Americans ages 65 and older say they want to age in their homes, it's not always possible when health declines.

Knowing when a loved one needs a more supportive environment, such as

24 Jun
Very Old Reptiles Give Clues to Longevity in Humans

Very Old Reptiles Give Clues to Longevity in Humans

Historically, not much has been recorded on the aging of amphibians and reptiles, unless they live in a zoo.

22 Jun
Researchers Spot Sign of Alzheimer's Risk That Scammers Love

Researchers Spot Sign of Alzheimer's Risk That Scammers Love

Could the way a senior handles his or her money offer clues about their risk for Alzheimer's disease?

Yes, according to a new study involving dozens of el...

20 Jun
Ageism Is Everywhere and Can Harm Health

Ageism Is Everywhere and Can Harm Health

In a cancel culture where there's zero tolerance for prejudice, at least one form of discrimination appears to be alive and well.

Ageism involves prejudice based on people's advancing age. It can be as overt as

17 Jun
Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

Americans are night owls at age 20, get the least sleep at 40, and then finally get more shut-eye after retirement.

Those are among the key takeaways from a study that looked at the sleep patterns of Americans of all ages. In short, teenagers and young adults often fall ...

17 Jun
Salsa Is Smart: Latin Dance May Boost Your Aging Brain

Salsa Is Smart: Latin Dance May Boost Your Aging Brain

Latin dance classes may be a great workout and social outlet, but new research suggests that learning the intricate steps of the salsa, samba and merengue may also improve your memory.

In the ...

16 Jun
Boomers Sicker Than Their Parents Were at Same Age

Boomers Sicker Than Their Parents Were at Same Age

There's some discouraging news for baby boomers.

Americans born between 1948 and 1965 are more likely than the generations that preceded them to have multiple health problems as they age, a

15 Jun
High Hopes: Optimism Helps Women Live Longer

High Hopes: Optimism Helps Women Live Longer

The key to a long life may be your attitude.

Researchers at Harvard studied the impact of optimism on women's lifespans, finding that optimism was associated with greater longevity, such as living past age 90.

Lead study author Hayami Koga, a PhD candidate at the H...

14 Jun
Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress Can Age, Weaken Your Immune System

Stress may take a huge toll on your health, weakening your immune system and opening the door to serious illness, a new study suggests.

Traumatic events, job strain, daily stressors and discrimination may all speed aging of the

09 Jun
Shingles Won't Raise Risk for Dementia: Study

Shingles Won't Raise Risk for Dementia: Study

If you've survived a painful bout of shingles, at least you won't have to worry that it might raise your future risk of dementia, new research indicates.

Shingles, caused by the reactivation o...

09 Jun
Isolation May Raise Odds for Dementia, Brain Study Suggests

Isolation May Raise Odds for Dementia, Brain Study Suggests

Staying connected to others may help protect your brain as you age, new research reveals.

The study showed that

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