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