Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

50+: Live Better, Longer

News Related to Healthy Seniors

  1. New Clues to Low-Calorie Diets and Longer Life

    April 27, 2011 -- Research has suggested that very low-calorie diets may increase life expectancy in animals, and now a new study in humans provides some important clues as to why this may occur. In the new study, individuals who had higher metabolic rates -- the amount of energy the body uses for n

    Read Full Article
  2. Medscape/WebMD Poll: How Much Are Doctors Paid?

    April 28, 2011 -- A Medscape/WebMD survey of 15,794 U.S. doctors finds that orthopaedic surgeons and radiologists make the most money, while pediatricians and primary care doctors trail the pack. It's not really a surprise that specialists make the most money: Orthopaedic surgeons and radiologists:

    Read Full Article
  3. New Guidelines: Treat High Blood Pressure in Over-80s

    April 25, 2011 - New guidelines stress more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure in very elderly patients. It's long been clear that people ages 65 to 79 benefit greatly from treatments that lower blood pressure. But now an expert panel convened by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and

    Read Full Article
  4. Music Lessons as Child May Keep Aging Minds Sharp

    April 22, 2011 -- Learning to play a musical instrument as a child may help keep the mind sharp for years after the last note is played. A new study suggests childhood music lessons may improve brain function and combat the effects of aging on the brain. Researchers found older adults who took music

    Read Full Article
  5. Double Standard for Doctors?

    April 11, 2011 -- When facing a difficult medical decision, patients often ask their doctors what to do. What the doctor recommends for a patient is likely to be different from what a doctor would decide for himself or herself, according to a new study. It sheds light on what may seem like doctors'

    Read Full Article
  6. Multitasking Gets Harder With Age

    April 11, 2011 -- Is multitasking getting harder with age? A new study suggests that older brains behave differently when it comes to switching between two tasks. Researchers found that older people have a more difficult time multitasking not because they have to devote more attention to a secondary

    Read Full Article
  7. Elderly Sleep Problems May Be Tied to Hormones

    April 11, 2011 -- Elderly people's reputation as early birds may have a biological and potentially treatable cause. A new study suggests that sleep problems associated with aging, such as going to bed and waking early, may be caused by hormonal changes. Researchers say if further studies confirm the

    Read Full Article
  8. Hospital Errors May Be More Common Than Thought

    April 7, 2011 -- Medication errors, infections, and other hospital-related errors may be 10 times more common than previously estimated, according to a study involving a new tracking tool. Medical errors may actually occur in as many of one-third of hospital admissions, according to a new study in t

    Read Full Article
  9. Death Rate Declining for Elders With Heart Failure

    April 5, 2011 -- Death rates after hospitalization for patients 80 and older with heart failure have dropped significantly in the past decade, but readmissions for the disorder -- common among the elderly -- are frequent, a new study shows. Heart failure is one of the most common reasons older patie

    Read Full Article
  10. Dueling 'Best Hospital' Ratings

    March 29, 2011 -- U.S. News & World Report has released its list of the best hospitals in 52 U.S. cities on the heels of Thomson Reuters' "100 Top Hospitals" list.  The two companies have released dueling "best-hospital" lists for years. U.S. News & World Report releases its top-hospitals list over

    Read Full Article
Displaying 111 - 120 of 557 Articles << Prev Page 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Senior man doing press ups in gym
Slideshow
reflection of couple kissing
Quiz
 
man reviewing building plans
Quiz
Women working out and walking with weights
Community
 
fast healthy snack ideas
Article
how healthy is your mouth
Tool
 
dog on couch
Tool
doctor holding syringe
Slideshow
 
champagne toast
Slideshow
Youth listening to headphones
Slideshow
 
Man feeding woman
Slideshow
two senior women laughing
Article