Shortness Of Breath: Old Age Or Asthma?

Mistaken for illnesses like bronchitis and emphysema, exacerbated by medications like aspirin, and overlooked by patients and doctors alike, asthma is a common and HIGHLY TREATABLE condition in older adults. Read more

New Links Between Cholesterol And Depression In The Elderly

New findings by French researchers, show that  depression in women was associated with low levels of the “good” form of cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL). In contrast, the men who were at greater risk of depression had low levels of the “bad” form of cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL).  Read more

Fish Oils May Slow Genetic Aging

The researchers behind a recent study report that omega-3 fatty acids may protect against death and illness by slowing biological aging.  Here is the complete article:

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Wellness/fish-oils-omega-slow-genetic-aging-heart-patients/story?id=9606251&page=1

Vitamin D linked to reduced heart disease

A new study suggests that high levels of vitamin D in older adults can cut the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Follow the link below for the complete article:

http://www.themedguru.com/20100223/newsfeature/vitamin-d-linked-reduced-heart-disease-diabetes-risk-86132425.html