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U.S. Medicare program scales back hospice drugs restrictions

The Obama administration on Fridaybacked down on restrictions of private insurance coverage forhospice drugs under Medicare,...

Musicians On Call' bring music for the soul to patients' beds

Musicians On Call, a nonprofitproviding live music to the seriously ill, hopes to aggressivelyexpand to other major cities...

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

More than half of heart patientsin a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications ormisunderstood instructions given...

Young adults drive record U.S. trend of multi-generational homes

A record 57 million Americans, or18.1 percent of the U.S. population, lived in households withtwo or more generations in...

U.S. strokes, stroke deaths decreased over past decades

The number of Americans havingstrokes and the number dying following strokes decreased overthe past 20 years, according to...

Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person -rest home

A Brazilian rest home for theelderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest man, aformer agricultural laborer born...

Novartis to test Alzheimer's drugs in patients without symptoms

Novartis said it would test twoexperimental Alzheimer's drugs on people with a genetic risk ofdeveloping dementia, aiming...

Singing familiar songs may help prompt Alzheimer's patients to speak

With advanced Alzheimer'sdisease, language deteriorates and patients spontaneously speakless and less. In a small study from...

Shorter sleep may speed brain aging

With less sleep, normalaging-related structural changes in the brain progress slightlyfaster in middle-aged and older people,...

Older adults and their children move closer together after health issues

Seniors who have a stroke orheart attack are more likely to end up living closer to theiradult children afterward, according...

Upgraded mammograms raised Medicare spending: study

Between 2001 and 2009, Medicarespending on breast cancer screening rose markedly but did notlead to earlier detection of...

Why most seniors can't afford to pay more for Medicare

Should seniors pay more for Medicare?Republicans think so; they have repeatedly called for replacingthe current program with...

Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's

British scientists have identified a setof 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset ofAlzheimer's and call this...

Maturity, patience pay off for the long-distance swimmer

Marathon swimmer Doug McConnellcircumnavigated the island of Manhattan to clinch the TripleCrown of open water swimming and...

Study finds little benefit, some harm from steroid shots for back pain

Steroid injections widely usedto treat back pain offer little or no real benefit, according toa new study of 400 patients....

UPDATE 1-Illinois high court rules constitution protects health benefits

Illinois' unfunded pension liability is$100 billion, while its unfunded liability for retireehealthcare stood at nearly $34.5...

Illinois high court to rule on reach of pension protections

A ruling expected Thursday from theIllinois Supreme Court involving a change to public workerbenefits could provide insight...

Pot shops buzz, crime eases as Colorado law marks 6 months

At the Native Roots Apothecary, adiscreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denver's busy16th street shopping mall,...

Dark chocolate tied to better walking with artery disease

Older people who have troublegetting around because of poor blood flow to their legs may beable to walk a little longer and...

Donald Sterling's mental fitness won't feature at Clippers trial

The mental capacity of Los AngelesClippers co-owner Donald Sterling will not be part of anupcoming probate trial over whether...

One-third of knee replacements in the U.S. may be inappropriate

Judging by the symptoms ofpeople with knee arthritis, one-third of knee replacementsurgeries may be inappropriate, according...

New drug policy too burdensome, hospices say

The Centers for Medicare andMedicaid Services met Wednesday with 30 hospice and healthcareorganizations after outcry over...

COLUMN-Retirement and same-sex couples, a year after DOMA ruling

Something big happened in the world ofretirement benefits a year ago today: The U.S. Supreme Courtstruck down the Defense...

Study links traumatic brain injury to increased dementia risk

Older military veterans who havesuffered a serious head injury are more likely to be diagnosedwith dementia than uninjured...

Britons lose right-to-die case but campaigners see progress

A paralyzed car crash victim and thewidow of a man who had locked-in-syndrome lost a legal bid atBritain's highest court...

Death or immobility often follows hip fractures in nursing homes

Half of nursing home residentswho have a hip fracture either die or lose the ability to walkon their own in the six months...

Enriched exercise may help with mild memory loss

An exercise program thatchallenges the mind while mimicking daily tasks may improvemental functioning in older adults with...

COLUMN-The state of senior health: It depends on your state

What are the best and worst places tostay healthy as you age? For answers, take out a map and followthe Mississippi River...

Keeping the aging brain active may also keep it sharp: study

Challenging the mind early witheducation and stimulating work, and later in life with reading,socializing and computer use,...

Chest-pain follow-up linked to better survival, heart health

After an emergency-room visitfor chest pain, people who follow-up with a doctor are lesslikely than those who don't do so...

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