Effect of diabetes on the severity of illness and risk of death for patients with heart failure is much worse in women than men.
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The American Occupational Therapy Association to create CarFit, the first program designed to ensure that older Americans have properly adjusted their vehicles to prevent death and reduce injury from air bag deployment and other hazards resulting from a car crash.
Could Baby Boomers Be Approaching Retirement in Worse Shape Than Their Predecessors?
Retired plastic surgeon and certified personal trainer Bruce J. Nadler M.D. has brought his Plastic Synergy training system to Los Angeles.
TA-65 offers the potential of reducing or reversing telomere shortening and battles tissue and organ degeneration by rejuvenating aging cells.
The older population may soon be facing a medical care crisis as numbers of students studying geriatric medicine continue to decrease rapidly.
Many people aged 65 and over lead healthy and active lives with good healthy diet, but others of their generation face severe health challenges as they get older.
The McGill study Trends in the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap in the United States found that the gap declined to an historic low bringing the life expectancy of US blacks to 72.7 years, compared with 78 years for whites.\n
Scientists have puzzled over just why organisms evolved aging as a strategy, and now there appears to be an answer. Allowing one individual to carry all the cellular damage inflicted over time, rather than dividing it between two organisms during reproduction, increases the chances that the individual's line will continue to reproduce for many generations to come, a new study indicates.
Iowa ranks fourth among states in percentage of residents age 65 and older, and second in percentage of those age 85 and older.
Governor Sarah Palin introduced legislation to continue support for low income older Alaskans by extending the Alaska SeniorCare Program.
Coaching sessions can help seniors become more assertive during medical visits.
When it comes to body fat, today's older adults face a double whammy, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.
Communities that make it easy for senior citizens to walk will end up with more active residents.\n
There is certainly no data out there to suggest that giving growth hormone to an otherwise healthy person will make him or her live longer.
Better educated older adults had greater declines in word memory than their less educated peers.
A gene variation that helps people live into their 90s and beyond also protects their memories and ability to think and learn new information.
The potential causes of increased health and survival may be ingredients found in wine or ethanol, the social and pleasurable benefits of drinking or the improved appetite and nutrition that often accompanies modest alcohol intake.
Chronic disability among older Americans has dropped dramatically, and the rate of decline has accelerated during the past two decades.
Older adults with vision loss may be more likely to also have hearing loss, and the opposite appears true as well.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, with the hands being one of the sites most often affected. Its frequency rises dramatically with age, but it is still not known exactly what causes it.
Years after experiencing childhood polio, most survivors do not experience declines greater than expected in their elderly counterparts, but rather experience only modest increased weakness which may be commensurate with normal aging.
Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decline in thinking, learning and memory abilities.