Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study December 20, 2013

Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says

Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study December 19, 2013

But the risk is temporary as blood thinner use starts, and could be overcome by other means, experts say

Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors December 19, 2013

Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting December 17, 2013

But, study also found they frequently get up and move about

Snow-Shoveling Health Tips as Winter Looms December 14, 2013

Combination of exertion and cold weather poses heart attack risk, expert warns

Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men December 13, 2013

Study followed Swedish seniors for six years

Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living December 12, 2013

Study finds they rely on other people or special devices to complete routine tasks

Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors December 10, 2013

But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind? December 10, 2013

Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review December 6, 2013

Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest