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elderly

Strong bonds, strong bones

New study finds that older women who enjoy quality social connections might reap the rewards in physical health.

An ageless equation

As you become more active, you'll increase your odds of living longer—no matter what your age or health history.

Those perilous pooches

For elderly Americans, dog walking is about as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to exercise—just remember to factor in the risks for falls.

For elderly, UTI poses serious risk

Immediate treatment with antibiotics is critical for older adults, as untreated cases can lead to bloodstream infection and death.

Winter temps raise health risks for seniors

Even inside temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees can put older adults at risk for hypothermia.

Healing power of housework?

In your 60s and beyond, even moderate activity around the house can improve your physical health.

Ditch the throw rugs, seniors

Study finds that hip fractures are frequently caused by tumbles that occur indoors—not outdoors.

Patient Story

‘Take your sweet old time’

One out of four Americans fall every year. Use these 6 tips to help yourself (or others) avoid accidents.

Exercise a great prescription to help older hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says.

Stroke and anemia: Deadly pair?

Older stroke victims with anemia are up to twice as likely to die within a year, compared to non-anemic patients, study finds.

Brain scans foretell fall risk

Measurements of multitasking brain activity in healthy older adults could determine the likelihood they'll take a tumble.

The rigors of age

As America's over-65 population grows, so too does the number of falls and deaths—and the associated costs, according to a CDC study.

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