A study of whether the Medicare program should assist seniors in quitting smoking has found that a combination of the nicotine patch and support through a telephone hotline yielded the greatest benefit for seniors trying to quit.
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Health experts appearing at the Florida Conference on Aging urged health care providers and family members to adopt new interventions to combat alcohol and drug problems in the elderly.
Participants in the comprehensive, long-term health study conducted with residents of Framingham, Mass., generally drank less as they got older, with later generations drinking less than their predecessors.
Nicotine is addictive and toxic but also can improve memory, learning and attention, according to researchers who say that nicotine-based drugs could be developed to slow the progress of dementia.
One-third of the U.S. population was born during the Baby Boom — the years 1946 to 1964 — and many Boomers grew up using drugs and may be continuing to do so.
More addiction programs in the U.S. are opening special treatment centers to accommodate growing numbers of addicts over age 50.
Nine percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 or older drink excessively, whereas 65 percent don't drink at all and 26 percent drink moderately, according to a new report.
One in four smokers over age 75 lied when asked about their tobacco use compared to just 6 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds, according to researchers who broke down results of self-reported surveys along age, gender, and racial lines.
An Ohio man whose house was robbed had more than $400,000 confiscated by the FBI as a result of an investigation of the crime.
Older smokers have far different motivations for quitting smoking than younger ones, according to new research that finds that older smokers can be persuaded to quit if the right arguments are used.