Geriatrics Articles & Stories

The Dangers of Mixing Medications

The Dangers of Mixing Medications

Elderly Americans often subject their bodies to numerous medications that can have harmful, even fatal, consequences, according to a recent study. The study authors, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that nearly 81 percent of seniors take some form of prescript... Read More


Indicators for Lasting Longevity

Indicators for Lasting Longevity

It's interesting to see the wide range of attitudes and conditions concerning individual's lifestyles that consistently contributes to a long life. Here are a few of those factors. Surround yourself with close friends. Researchers have found that consistent stress can weaken the immune system ... Read More


Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Essential appetite-suppressing cells found within the brain weaken over time, leading to greater hunger and increased weight-gain as we age, according to research from a Monash University scientist. Dr. Zane Andrews has discovered that these appetite control cells are attacked by free radicals... Read More


Living Past 100 - Outlook May Trump Genes

Living Past 100 - Outlook May Trump Genes

The secret to living past 100? With more and more people reaching the centenarian mark, researchers are beginning to collect data on the underlying factors that will help us undersatnd the factors to a long life. Read More


High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

High Stress Jobs Affect Women's Health

Researchers at Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass., recently released a new study that confirms some disrurbing fears - women who are stressed from high-pressure work situations have a 40% greater risk of cardiovascular risk than women in less stressful jobs. Read More


New Senior Ideas on Nutrition and Sleep

New Senior Ideas on Nutrition and Sleep

Two research studies have prescribed new approaches to aging - one for diet and one for better sleep. As people get older there are different requirements both nationally and biologically. Trying to address seniors with solutions that are appropriate for younger people may not be the best cour... Read More


Hundreds of Strokes Found to Be Avoidable

Hundreds of Strokes Found to Be Avoidable

Is there a way that we can avoid the major debilitating impact of an unexpected stroke? The answer is "yes" according to research done at the University of Manchester. Read More


Seven Tips to Successfully Caring For an Older Adult

Seven Tips to Successfully Caring For an Older Adult

Coinciding with a longer life expectancy is an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers for older adults. Being a caregiver can be a demanding, stressful, and seemingly thankless job - but it is truly a blessing for elderly individuals to remain with family rather than spend ... Read More


Obesity has a Negative Impact on Knee Arthritis

Obesity has a Negative Impact on Knee Arthritis

Knee problems are a highly common complaint, in fact each year more than 14 million visits to the doctor's office each year. At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) five different studies showed the negative consequences of obesity in terms of knee arthrit... Read More


Exercise Improves Memory in Older Adults

Exercise Improves Memory in Older Adults

Another study has come out confirming the importance of exercise, this time for older adults. According to a recent study done by researchers at the University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University, just a single year of moderate physical exercise can actually reverse shrinka... Read More


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