Geriatrics Articles & Stories

The Positive Emotional Effects of Aging

The Positive Emotional Effects of Aging

As we age, the way we deal with and experience our emotions change, in a mostly a positive way, according to many recently published studies at the University of California and USC. Researchers found that we experience less and less negative emotions such as loneliness, depression, anger, and ... Read More


A Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Stroke

A Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Stroke

While there are things you can't control, much of health is affected by the diet and lifestyle choices you make. In fact a recent article in the medical journal Stroke claims that people who lead a healthy lifestyle have an 80% lower risk of first time stroke compared to those who do not. Stro... Read More


First Time Age Degeneration Reversed in Mice

First Time Age Degeneration Reversed in Mice

In a major break- through at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, brain and testes growth, improved fertility, and restored cognitive function were observed for the first time in a group of laboratory mice injected with a controllable telomerase gene - which are the genes that form protective cap... Read More


Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

A group of still-hypothetical drugs that may serve to rejuvenate the body's cellular energy system and thus eliminate the diseases of aging could have the effect of removing a huge burden from the U.S. health care system and state and federal budgets. It could also promote closer, more intima... Read More


Users of MP3 Players Heading for Hearing Loss

Users of MP3 Players Heading for Hearing Loss

A majority of owners of MP3 players are listening at levels equal to the noise of a chainsaw, risking dangerous, irreversible hearing loss, according to a recent study. Although the research, done by environmental health officials from the city of Edinburgh, is specific to one metropolis in S... Read More


Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

A Chinese form of martial art that's also a meditation and exercise discipline shows a remarkable ability to boost immunity in older people, according to recent research. This is on top of studies that have already demonstrated that the martial art, known as tai chi, lowers blood pressure, im... Read More


ALS and Vets

ALS and Vets

He was the picture of health…a poster boy for the strength of the U.S. military. But Michael Donnolly can't talk to us today. Michael's father Tom says sadly, "Michael is now totally immobile, he is nourished by a feeding tube and his respiration is supported by a ventilating machine." Read More


Alzheimer's and Exercise

Alzheimer's and Exercise

There is a growing body of evidence that shows that people can delay and even prevent the onset of dementia by living a healthier lifestyle when young, and that includes exercising. We don't completely understand what triggers Alzheimer's disease and dementia in general. For decades doctors ... Read More


Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

A study from the National Institute of Mental Health has found that women who suffer from depression are more likely to enter menopause with an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers report that 17% of women with depression had decreased bone mass in the femoral neck, compared to 2% of... Read More


Restless Legs Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

Restless Legs Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

A study published in the latest issue of Neurology found that people with restless leg syndrome (RLS) have double the risk of heart disease and stroke. The study included nearly 3,500 community based participants of average age 68 years from the Sleep Heart Health Study. The researchers used ... Read More


Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

Featured Doctors: