Senior Health

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer’s Risk

If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road. So...

Smog May Harm Your Bones, Too

Exposure to air pollution can increase the risk for osteoporosis and broken bones in older adults, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on...

Eat Well, Age Well

A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report. The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were...

Nursing Home Often Only Option for Single Men After Stroke

It's a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home...

How Your Thyroid Could Be Working Against Your Heart

The tiny thyroid gland could have a big impact on heart health, new research suggests. Middle-aged and older adults with an elevated thyroid hormone may...

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women

Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study saysMen develop a dangerous type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation a decade...

Today’s Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggestsAs Americans in their 50s move toward retirement age, many are in worse overall health...

Older People May Be More Prone to Reveal Suicidal Thoughts

1 in 4 admitted intent beforehand, opening an opportunity for prevention, researchers sayNearly one-quarter of older Americans who took their own lives told someone...

Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuriesFalls are a serious problem for many American seniors, but there are a number of ways to reduce...

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids

But national guidelines generally recommend against these products for those over 65One-third of older Americans take something to help them sleep, but most don't...
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