Senior Health

Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers sayAlthough older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States,...

Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans

Untreated type 2 disease can lead to serious complications, diabetes experts sayMillions of Americans with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are at risk for...

Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

Couch potatoes might help cut their risk of early death by getting up every 30 minutes, study findsDays spent sitting for hours may increase...

America’s New Dads Are Older Than Ever

Average age of new fathers has risen to 31, study findsNew dads may sport a few more gray hairs than in years past,...

Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility

Excessive sitting after 50 is tied to disability, study findsCouch potatoes, take note: A new study admonishes older adults to get up from watching...

Patients’ Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study findsMany seniors may not hear everything their doctors tell them, new research suggests, and that could...

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert saysAn inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve...

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers sayReliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers --...

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggestsIt may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right...

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the causeOlder women who practice yoga may...
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