Senior Health

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers sayThe first prescription of an antibiotic that the average U.S....

Your Doctor’s Age Might Affect Your Care

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was youngerContrary to popular wisdom, an older, more experienced doctor may not...

Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location

Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different countiesHow long you will live depends a lot on where you...

Loving, Supportive Kids May Help Lower Seniors’ Dementia Risk

But negative relationships with children, spouse increased chances, study findsThe quality of your relationships with your adult children and spouse might influence your chances...

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free lifeIt may not come as a surprise, but a new study suggests that people who reach...

Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory

Combination of aerobic, resistance training best for boosting brain health, study findsCan a new exercise regimen boost your brain health if you're over 50? Possibly,...

150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten ‘Off’ Time for Parkinson’s Patients

Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced diseaseAn old standby drug seems to help patients with advanced...

Seniors’ Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimizedA pair of key differences in the brain may...

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel functionHot flashes may be more than a troublesome nuisance for some...

The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteriesBeyond signaling the march of time, gray hair may also point to a higher...
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