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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.

13 Aug

Your Metabolism Changes as You Age, Just Not When You Think

Your calorie-burning power is not tied to lifetime milestones like puberty and menopause, researchers say.

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20 May
Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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20 May
How Long Do Teeth Survive After Root Canal?

How Long Do Teeth Survive After Root Canal?

If you've had a root canal, you can expect your tooth to survive for about 11 years, researchers say.

For a time, root canals can maintain teeth affected by cavities or other ...

20 May
Could Eye Trouble Bring Lower Scores on Seniors' Thinking Tests?

Could Eye Trouble Bring Lower Scores on Seniors' Thinking Tests?

Poor eyesight makes it harder to read and easier to trip. But it can also lead to a misdiagnosis of mild mental decline in older people, according to a new, small study.

That can happen if someone's thinking abilities are assessed using vision-dependent tests, researche...

19 May
Frail, But Living at Home: Program Helps Elderly Stay Strong

Frail, But Living at Home: Program Helps Elderly Stay Strong

It's never too late to start exercising -- and the right activities might help you stay independent in your home.

While building healthy habits at an earlier age can have some long-term benefits, adding physical activity can help at all ages, new research suggests.

18 May
Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, But Menopause Can Interfere

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, But Menopause Can Interfere

Many women remain sexually active into their 70s, but for others, menopause symptoms and chronic health issues get in the way.

That's among the findings from the latest University of Michigan Poll on Healthy Aging...

13 May
Heavy Antibiotic Use Tied to Development of Crohn's, Colitis

Heavy Antibiotic Use Tied to Development of Crohn's, Colitis

The more antibiotics that seniors take, the greater their risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study suggests.

The findings could help explain some of the increase in

10 May
Texting Your Way to Better Health After Heart Attack

Texting Your Way to Better Health After Heart Attack

"Fill your plate up with colorful fruits and veggies for heart health."

Such customized reminder texts may help folks who have had one

06 May
Severe COVID May Age Survivors' Brains 20 Years: Study

Severe COVID May Age Survivors' Brains 20 Years: Study

A serious bout of COVID-19 can prompt a serious loss of brain power, new research warns, triggering a drop in IQ that's equivalent to aging from 50 to 70 in a matter of months.

"Pr...

06 May
Fooled by Fake News: Does Age Matter?

Fooled by Fake News: Does Age Matter?

Older adults are no more likely to believe fake news than younger adults, with the exception of the very oldest, a new study finds.

Falling for fake news can have significant physical, emotional and financial consequences, especially for older adults who may have their l...

05 May
Adding These Foods to Your Diet Could Keep Dementia Away

Adding These Foods to Your Diet Could Keep Dementia Away

A diet rich in the antioxidants that leafy, green vegetables and colorful fruit deliver is good for your body, and now new research shows it also protects your brain.

In the study, people whose blood...

05 May
Cancer in Youth Means Heightened Odds for Another Cancer Later

Cancer in Youth Means Heightened Odds for Another Cancer Later

Survivors of teen and young-adult cancers may feel they've dodged a bullet, but they're not totally in the clear. A new study reveals a high risk of developing and dying from new cancers later on.

These young people require close monitoring, according to researchers at ...

03 May
Scientists Calculate Perfect Amount of Sleep for Folks Over 40

Scientists Calculate Perfect Amount of Sleep for Folks Over 40

Are you over 40 and wonder what the magic amount of sleep every night might be? A new study arrives at an answer.

It turns out that seven hours of sleep a night may be the ideal amount for keeping your brain in good health if you're middle-aged or older.

"Getting a...

25 Apr
Genetic Sign of Aging Linked to Risk of Fatal COVID

Genetic Sign of Aging Linked to Risk of Fatal COVID

It's known that certain chronic health conditions up the odds of death from COVID-19. Now, new research identifies another risk factor.

Shorter telomeres are associated with an increased likelihood of death from COVID-19, particularly in older women, researchers say.

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14 Apr
Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia

Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia

Staving off Alzheimer's disease might just take a healthy diet, exercise and an active mind, a new study suggests.

Women and men who follow a healthy lifestyle live longer — and longer without

13 Apr
Americans Over 50 Want to 'Age in Place' at Home, But Many Aren't Prepared: Poll

Americans Over 50 Want to 'Age in Place' at Home, But Many Aren't Prepared: Poll

The vast majority of aging Americans want to stay in their homes and live independently for as long as possible, but many haven't considered what needs to be done to achieve "aging in place," a new

12 Apr
Your Personality May Safeguard Your Aging Brain

Your Personality May Safeguard Your Aging Brain

Certain personality traits may make older adults more or less vulnerable to waning memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.

The study, of nearly 2,000 older adults, found that those high on the "conscientious" scale — organized, self-disciplined and productive...

24 Mar
Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Parkinson's-Like Symptoms

Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Parkinson's-Like Symptoms

Millions of people taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol may get an unanticipated benefit: They may be less likely to develop movement and balance problems like those seen in Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

The study looked at the relationship between...

22 Mar
Knee Replacement in Folks Over 80: Less Risky Than You Think

Knee Replacement in Folks Over 80: Less Risky Than You Think

Knee replacement surgery is increasingly common among people over 80 sidelined with knee pain, and the procedure isn't as hazardous for them as often assumed.

That's the main message from a new study of more than 1.7 million seniors who underwent knee replacement surger...

21 Mar
Sleep Apnea Speeds Aging, But CPAP Can Help

Sleep Apnea Speeds Aging, But CPAP Can Help

Add this to the ever-growing list of health problems tied to sleep apnea: New data shows it ages you.

But the same new small study also found that using a

21 Mar
Excess Weight in Midlife Means a Sicker Old Age: Study

Excess Weight in Midlife Means a Sicker Old Age: Study

Here's a compelling reason to shed those extra pounds: A new study finds that middle-aged people who are obese, or even simply overweight, may face more health problems down the road.

The study, of nearly 30,000 men and women, found that the more people weighed around ag...

18 Mar
Life Span After Alzheimer's Diagnosis: What Factors Matter Most

Life Span After Alzheimer's Diagnosis: What Factors Matter Most

After a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, families have much to worry about. They wonder what's next and how long their loved one has left to live.

A new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas addresses those questions, finding that mental (cognitive) declin...

17 Mar
Lots of Napping Could Raise a Senior's Odds for Alzheimer's

Lots of Napping Could Raise a Senior's Odds for Alzheimer's

Taking longer or more frequent naps during the day may sound enticing, but it may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease.

Older adults who nap throughout the day may be more likely to develop

15 Mar
Is It 'Pre-Alzheimer's' or Normal Aging? Poll Finds Many Americans Unclear

Is It 'Pre-Alzheimer's' or Normal Aging? Poll Finds Many Americans Unclear

You regularly can't remember where you left your phone or your book. You keep missing appointments. You often lose your train of thought during conversation.

Many older folks shrug off these instances as so-called "senior moments" -- but experts say this isn't typically ...

11 Mar
More Evidence That Exercise Protects the Aging Brain

More Evidence That Exercise Protects the Aging Brain

Just a bit of exercise can help keep your brain in shape as you age, according to the latest study that shows how physical activity can benefit older minds.

"This finding isn't saying, 'If you're older, you need to go out there and start running marathons,'" said lead au...

10 Mar
Amazon Tribes May Have Lowest Rate of Dementia in the World

Amazon Tribes May Have Lowest Rate of Dementia in the World

Two groups of indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon have some of the world's lowest dementia rates, and that may offer insight on how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers found only about 1% of older Tsimane and Moseten people have

09 Mar
Heaters, Pools, Bed Rails: Household Dangers Can Kill Seniors

Heaters, Pools, Bed Rails: Household Dangers Can Kill Seniors

A new report delivers a troubling statistic: Seven in 10 consumer product-related deaths occur among those over 65, even though these people only account for 16% of the U.S. population.

Each year, consumer products are linked to roughly 3,800 deaths and nearly 3 million ...

08 Mar
More Evidence That Education May Protect Against Dementia

More Evidence That Education May Protect Against Dementia

Not everyone who becomes forgetful as they age develops dementia, and a new study suggests that those with college degrees and advanced language skills are likely to get better.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an early stage of

08 Mar
Good End-of-Life Care Out of Reach for Many Black Nursing Home Residents

Good End-of-Life Care Out of Reach for Many Black Nursing Home Residents

Palliative care can be a godsend in the final days of one's life, but new research shows that Black and Hispanic nursing home residents are far less likely to receive it than their white peers are.

Overall, nursing homes in the Northeast provided the most

07 Mar
Even a Little Drinking Ages the Brain: Study

Even a Little Drinking Ages the Brain: Study

There is no amount of alcohol that is good for your brain.

So claims a new study that found even light to moderate drinking can age the brain faster than normal.

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05 Mar
Lifestyle Factors Key to Keeping Good Vision With Age

Lifestyle Factors Key to Keeping Good Vision With Age

Keeping your drinking and your weight in check can help protect your sight as you age, experts say.

Moderate to heavy drinking is associated with a higher risk of a sight-threatening condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A poor diet and excess weight c...

02 Mar
A Healthy Mouth Can Mean a Healthy Heart for Older Women

A Healthy Mouth Can Mean a Healthy Heart for Older Women

A new study offers more evidence that oral health is connected to heart health: Older women who harbor certain bacteria in their mouths might be at increased risk of developing high blood pressure.

The study, which followed 1,200 women for a decade, found that 15 types o...

27 Feb
Leg Cramps, Pain? It Could Be PAD

Leg Cramps, Pain? It Could Be PAD

Pain or cramping in your legs during physical activity may be an early sign of a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD)...

24 Feb
Four-Legged Friends Could Be Friend to Your Brain

Four-Legged Friends Could Be Friend to Your Brain

Add better brain health to the growing list of protections your beloved pet may provide you: New research suggests that older adults with a furry companion showed slower mental declines than those without one.

"Prior studies have suggested that the human-animal bond may ...

24 Feb
Your Dog May Help Keep Disability at Bay

Your Dog May Help Keep Disability at Bay

That daily 6 a.m. walk around the block with your dog may be tough but healthy: New research suggests the exercise and companionship is lowering your odds of developing a disability.

22 Feb
Newly Diagnosed With A-Fib? Here Are Your Options

Newly Diagnosed With A-Fib? Here Are Your Options

If you've been told you have the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation (a-fib), you need to take it seriously, an expert emphasizes.

"Whi...

21 Feb
Getting Active Can Keep Those 'Senior Moments' at Bay

Getting Active Can Keep Those 'Senior Moments' at Bay

Want to preserve all those precious memories, including your first kiss and how you felt the first time you got behind the wheel of a car?

If you do, start moving: New research shows that when sedentary older adults started to exercise, they showed improvements in episod...

21 Feb
Dog Years: New Research Will Track Canine Aging

Dog Years: New Research Will Track Canine Aging

Joshua Akey admits he didn't care much for dogs in his youth.

"My wife, who grew up with dogs, convinced me that we should get a dog our first year in graduate school. I very begrudgingly agreed, and have been a dog person ever since," said Akey, a professor with Princet...

19 Feb
These Simple Steps Can Help Seniors Manage Their Health Care

These Simple Steps Can Help Seniors Manage Their Health Care

Navigating the health care system can be challenging, but an expert urges older people not to try to go it alone.

"It's common for someone who hasn't had any health problems suddenly to be faced with their own issues and the need to navigate the health care system," said...

17 Feb
Human Brain Doesn't Slow Down Until After 60

Human Brain Doesn't Slow Down Until After 60

You used to be able to make snap judgments in your 20s, but now it feels like you take a lot longer to react to questions, decisions and challenges put before you.

Don't fret, it's not that you're losing brain power.

Your response time does tend to slow down as you...

15 Feb
Is Sleep Apnea CPAP Useless for Folks Over 80?

Is Sleep Apnea CPAP Useless for Folks Over 80?

It's called CPAP for short, and the treatment helps millions with sleep apnea breathe better at night. But new research suggests it might not make any difference for patients over 80.

"By all the measu...

15 Feb
Sex in the Senior Years: Why It's Key to Overall Health

Sex in the Senior Years: Why It's Key to Overall Health

Lovemaking isn't just for the young — older people gain a lot of satisfaction from amorous relations as well.

But things get complicated as people age, and many folks let this important part of life drift away rather than talk about sexual problems with either their pa...

14 Feb
Apps Can Help Keep Older Folks Healthy — But Most Don't Use Them

Apps Can Help Keep Older Folks Healthy — But Most Don't Use Them

Mobile health apps can help older Americans but only about four in 10 use them, and those most likely to benefit are least likely to take advantage of them, a new survey reveals.

Health apps monitor everything from calories and exercise to blood pressure and blood sugar ...

14 Feb
Hints That Viagra-Like Drugs Might Help Prevent Dementia

Hints That Viagra-Like Drugs Might Help Prevent Dementia

Viagra-like drugs might do more than rejuvenate sex lives: A new study suggests that medications for erectile dysfunction may also help treat vascular dementia.

The medications are designed to increase blood flow to the penis in order to treat erectile dysfunction, so U....

11 Feb
Clutter in the Attic: Why Memory Falters With Age

Clutter in the Attic: Why Memory Falters With Age

Imagine a closet filled with treasures accumulated during a lifetime of rich experiences. Now, imagine going into that closet to find one specific object.

Only maybe you get distracted by another, more enticing item from your past. Or you find the object you're seeking b...

07 Feb
Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

It's a fate many older women fear: loneliness and isolation as they age. Now, new research suggests those feelings may also predispose them to heart disease.

The findings may be especially relevant now because of social distancing required by the pandemic.

"We are ...

06 Feb
Macular Degeneration Can Rob You of Sight: Know the Signs

Macular Degeneration Can Rob You of Sight: Know the Signs

Early diagnosis and care can often stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) says.

As part of AMD Awareness Month in February, the societ...

04 Feb
Brain Changes Appear by Middle Age After Years of High Blood Pressure

Brain Changes Appear by Middle Age After Years of High Blood Pressure

Middle-aged folks who had high blood pressure since they were young adults show brain changes that may increase their risk of future mental decline, a new study says.

Previous research ha...

03 Feb
Take That Walk: Your Aging Brain Will Work Better

Take That Walk: Your Aging Brain Will Work Better

Worried about losing your mental faculties as you age? Get out there and exercise, new research suggests.

Physical activity helps keep the aging brain sharp, according to the latest of many studies showing a link between exercise and brain health.

This study includ...

01 Feb
Shedding Pounds Might Help Stop Pre-Cancerous Colon Polyps

Shedding Pounds Might Help Stop Pre-Cancerous Colon Polyps

Colon cancer rates are increasing for younger Americans, along with rates of obesity. Could slimming down reduce young people's risk for malignancy?

A new study suggests that even a small amount of weight loss may cut your odds for benign growths in the colon known as ad...

28 Jan
Shorter Life Spans for Elderly Living Downwind of Fracking Sites: Study

Shorter Life Spans for Elderly Living Downwind of Fracking Sites: Study

Older people who live near or downwind of fracking sites have an increased risk of premature death, likely due to airborne contaminants from the sites, according to a new study.

"There is an urgent n...

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