Healthy Seniors News
- Grip Strength Is a Crucial Vital Sign Your Doc Has Never Taken
August 1, 2023 — Grip strength, at any age, reveals clues to your overall health, can red-flag future disease, and even help predict how long you’ll live. Here’s how to measure and improve it.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Help Hearing, Study Finds
July 25, 2023 — Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of age-related hearing loss, according to new research.
- White Men Experience the Most Post-Retirement Cognitive Loss
July 20, 2023 — White Americans experience three times the cognitive decline as Blacks after retirement. The biggest drops in cognitive decline were seen with white men and the least by Black women.
- Social Interaction Linked to Brain Health in Older People
July 13, 2023 — More social interaction could be good for seniors’ brain health and help prevent dementia, new research suggests. The study found a link between loneliness in older adults and less brain volume, especially in the areas that are affected by dementia.
- All in Stride: Few Age Limitations for Joint Replacement
July 11, 2023 — Joint replacements are more common, and experts agree age is not a factor when considering candidates for joint replacement.
- CDC Signs Off on RSV Vaccine for Older Adults
June 30, 2023 — The CDC gave a green light this week to two new vaccines to protect against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in older adults.
- Aspirin Warning: Anemia May Increase With Use in Older Adults
June 20, 2023 — Older patients using low-dose aspirin were at increased risk for anemia in a new study.
- 'Deprescribing': Should Some Older Adults Shed Their Meds?
June 16, 2023 — As adults get older, they're often prescribed more and more medications to help manage various ailments. But often these people must also advocate for a hard look at what is no longer needed.
- Why Time Flies Faster With Age (and How to Slow It Down)
April 18, 2023 — Scientists are piecing together the time perception puzzle. Their findings could help you enjoy time more and improve your mental health.
- Weight Loss in Older People Associated With Higher Risk of Death
April 11, 2023 — Weight loss among older people, particularly men, was associated with a higher risk of death in a study published Monday in JAMA Network Open.
- ‘Elite’ Immune Systems Could Be Centenarians’ Secret: Study
April 5, 2023 — People who live to 100 years old or longer have rare differences at a cellular level that enable their immune systems to function better and longer than those of people who live an average lifespan, new research shows.
- Daily 11-Minute Brisk Walk Gives Big Health Benefits: Study
March 1, 2023 — A short daily walk or a long walk once a week is enough to lower the chance of having a heart attack, a stroke, or getting cancer, new research shows.
- Cutting Calories Could Slow the Pace of Aging: Study
February 14, 2023 — Cutting calories by 25% slowed down the pace of aging in young and middle-aged adults by a few percentage points, compared to people who continued eating normally, new research reveals. This first-of-its-kind study in humans adds to evidence from animal studies that the rate of aging can be changed.
- The Complicated Landscape of Seniors and Medications
October 10, 2022 — Most elderly patients take multiple medications with the potential to create multiple complications.
- What if You Knew Your Unique Risk for Every Disease?
May 4, 2022 — “Polygenic risk scores” total hundreds or thousands of genetic factors to predict your risk of disease. A new study validates scores for AFib, diabetes, breast cancer, and more.