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200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity

2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting

40 Percent of Americans Will Develop Diabetes, CDC Projects

40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia

A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours

A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Some Form of Lung Disease: CDC

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Age-Linked Memory Loss May Be Worse for Men, Study Finds

Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Proteins Tied to Poor Sleep in Study

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile

Bad Neighborhoods May Make You Age Faster

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises

Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study

Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

Could Loneliness Shorten a Life?

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

Could Weak Bones, Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked?

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted Nursing Shortage

Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

'Elder Abuse' Often Involves Finances, Study Finds

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

Exercise May Boost Size of Some Brain Regions

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Exercise Might Curb His Nightly Trips to the Bathroom

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

Exercise, Games, Puzzles Don't Prevent Signs of Alzheimer's in the Brain: Study

Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

Genes of Oldest People Offer No Insights to Long Life

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

Golden Anniversaries May Bring an Added Special Glow

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says

Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Health Tip: Aging Well

Health Tip: Exercising as a Senior

Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors

Health Tip: Seniors Shouldn't See Exercise as a Chore

Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods

Health Tip: Should I Stop Driving?

Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times

Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

Healthy Lifestyle May Guard Against Dementia

Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

Heat Stroke, Kidney Failure Help Drive Illnesses From Extreme Heat

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

HIV Tied to Worse Hearing in Older Adults

Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Leaks in Brain May Contribute to Dementia

Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women

Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts

'Long Life' Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk

Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds

Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

More Aging Americans Using Canes, Walkers

More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced

More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study

More Sex, Better Testosterone Levels?

More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

Newer Drug Helps Myeloma Patients Who Can't Have Transplant

Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds

Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds

Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says

Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job

Older Hispanic Men at Risk of Hearing Loss, Study Finds

Older Mexican-Americans Often Disabled, Study Says

Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Poor Quality Sleep May Be Linked to Shrinking Brain

Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health

Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lengthen Your Life: Study

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss

Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

Seniors' Aging Brains Find Ways to Stay Financially Sharp

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn't Bode Well for Old Age

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

'Superagers' Seem to Have 'Younger' Brains, Researchers Find

The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans'

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren't Getting It

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat as You Age: Study

When It Comes to Jogging, Easy Does It, Study Suggests

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds

Y Chromosome Loss May Predict Earlier Death for Men