Senior Health in the News

Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

05/25/2015 - Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

05/25/2015 - Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

Health Tip: Watch Portion Sizes While Traveling

05/25/2015 - Pack your own snacks

Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight

05/25/2015 - Promote healthier eating and activity

Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?

05/24/2015 - Most can be treated at home, but learn signs of emergency, expert advises

Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients

05/24/2015 - Researcher recommends counseling as first step

Go Take a Hike -- Safely

05/23/2015 - Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say

Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

05/22/2015 - Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

05/22/2015 - New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect

Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

05/22/2015 - Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

05/22/2015 - But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

05/22/2015 - At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

05/22/2015 - Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say

Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

05/22/2015 - Review finds current research is inconclusive

Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

05/22/2015 - Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

05/22/2015 - Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline

05/22/2015 - Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was diagnosed after his death at age 57

Health Highlights: May 22, 2015

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Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics

05/22/2015 - Study shows muscle-building exercise not as effective in women with high risk for obesity

Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

05/22/2015 - Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

Did You Know?

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No matter what your age, exercise offers the same benefits: more energy, improved self-esteem, healthier heart, lungs and joints, and stronger muscles. Even if you have a chronic disease, exercise can make ease symptoms and help you cope, says the American Physical Therapy Association.