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Common causes behind falls

Falls among the elderly are no laughing matter. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in three seniors age 65 and older are predicted to fall each year, which ...

February 14, 2012

Alan Wu

Doctors in Toronto create new initiative to get seniors moving while in the hospital

A group of researchers and geriatric doctors in Toronto are looking to implement a new program in area hospitals aimed at getting seniors moving during their stays, CTV News reports. ...

February 13, 2012

Jasmine Phu

People with hip conditions may need more than one treatment plan

The use of clinical observation along with magnetic resonance images (MRI) seems to be the best plan for dealing with people who suffer from hip pain, according to a recent study....

February 13, 2012

Bryan Aldrige

Staying active might reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients

People suffering from osteoarthritis tend to have constant pain in their joints, which can limit their physical activity and mobility. However, many believe getting sufferers moving might ac...

February 9, 2012

Jasmine Phu

Brain games help seniors stay sharp

According to a recent study published in the Archives of Neurology, seniors who do puzzles, word searches or other brain stimulating games might have better memory and cognitive function as ...

February 8, 2012

Alan Wu

Fire safety for seniors living at home

Aging in place is a desire more seniors have, as they would prefer to remain in the homes they know rather than move into a condo, living facility or even with family members. AARP reports t...

February 8, 2012

Jasmine Phu

Safe stairs can decrease senior falls

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three seniors age 65 and older will experience a fall each year. ...

February 2, 2012

Alan Wu

Swimming has huge benefits, few downsides

Exercising has long been found to help people thrive as they reach senior status. According to Florida Today, one form of exercising that may outshine the rest is swimming. ...

February 2, 2012

Jasmine Phu

Cognitive issues may be associated with heart failure

More than 5.8 million Americans suffer from heart failure, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute reports. In order to help patients deal with their conditions, scientists continue to w...

February 1, 2012

Jasmine Phu

Seniors work out with Presidential Challenge guidelines

With one in three seniors age 65 and older predicted to fall annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, finding new ways to keep them fall-free is crucial....

January 30, 2012

Jasmine Phu

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