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Loving, supportive kids may help lower seniors' dementia risk
The quality of your relationships with your adult children and spouse might influence your chances of developing dementia, new research suggests.
Sleeping pills boost danger of falls, fractures in older users
Falls and resulting hip fractures can prove disabling and even fatal for seniors. And new research suggests the risk of hip fractures rises soon after an older person is prescribed a sleeping pill.
Docs may miss major cause of vision loss in seniors
It's the leading cause of permanent vision loss for Americans, but a condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests.
Seniors' brain changes could make them vulnerable to scams
A pair of key differences in the brain may help distinguish which seniors are at risk of falling prey to financial scams, a small new study suggests.
Xanax, Valium may boost pneumonia risk in Alzheimer's patients
Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns.
What's the 'superagers' mental secret?
A new, easy key to preserving physical health of the brain in older Americans, a study suggests
More older women hitting the bottle hard
More older American women than ever are drinking -- and drinking hard, a new study shows.
Some hospitals may overcharge for hip, knee replacements: Study
Some U.S. hospitals might be charging private insurers twice as much for knee and hip replacements as the implants typically cost, new research suggests.
Even a little exercise can help with arthritis, study says
Just a little physical activity seems to go a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds.
Fitter seniors may have healthier brains
Good heart and lung fitness can benefit older adults' brains, researchers report.