Seniors with high blood pressure taking blood pressure medications may be at risk for hip fracture after starting blood pressure-lowering medications, researchers reported online in Archives of Internal Medicine.
When elderly patients complain they have a lack of energy, doctors shouldn't dismiss it as a normal part of aging, say researchers who found that lack of energy (anergia) is associated with several health problems and higher rates of hospitalization and death.
Alcohol and Aging
It is well known that moderate alcohol consumption can have positive health benefits. For instance, there are many studies that confirm that a couple of glasses of red wine a day can be good for the heart. But if you're a senior in good health, light to moderate consumption of alcohol may do a lot more.
A new UCLA study suggests moderate alcohol consumption by seniors may help prevent the development of physical disability that would prevent them from performing common tasks such as walking, dressing and grooming.