There is mounting evidence that Type 2 diabetes may be associated with cognitive decline in older adults. A new study in the July 8 online issue of Neurology found that people with Type 2 diabetes had worse regulation of blood flow to the brain over a two-year period when compared to those without the disease.… Read More Does Diabetes Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline?
These findings do not speak to whether accelerated aging is specific to PTSD, but they do argue the need to re-conceptualize PTSD as something more than a mental illness… Read More PTSD Linked to Accelerated Aging
Women, take note: moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause likely means lower bone mineral density and a greater chance of hip fracture than your peers without these symptoms, according to a new study. “Our findings suggest women who exhibit moderate or severe menopausal symptoms are more likely to have issues with bone health… Read More Hot flashes linked to increased risk of hip fracture
excerpted from my post at Covering Health, the blog of Association of Health Care Journalists Sitting in the waiting room of my opthalmologist’s office was an an elderly man, who I later learned was 100 years old, perhaps 102, no one was sure. He could walk with the help of his aide and a sturdy… Read More Our Aging Eyes
We all know that exercise is crucial to better health. For older women however, that can often be challenging, particularly during the winter. But getting up and moving around for even 10 minutes at a time, several times a day, has a positive effect on all-cause mortality, according to a new study in the American… Read More Sedentary Older Women Face Greater Risk of Premature Death