One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid some of these serious injuries.
Many doctors have internet portals to help patients manage their care. But that doesn't mean older folks will use them.
For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, a new study suggests.
The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don't just stress you out -- these negative life events may actually accelerate the aging of your brain, new research suggests.
Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports.
It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment.
Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds.
Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns.
A Mediterranean diet may make seniors less likely to become frail and help them maintain their health and independence, new research suggests.
If you're a senior who's pledging to lose weight in 2018, be sure you're shedding excess fat without losing muscle and bone.
Even levels of air pollution deemed "safe" by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests.
Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to ward off the brittle bones of old age, a new review concludes.
More than one in three elderly Americans describe themselves as lonely, and the holidays can be especially isolating for them, geriatric experts warn.
Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns.
Don't try saying you're too or too busy to exercise, especially after that calorie-laden Thanksgiving dinner.
The prices of brand-name drugs used by many older Americans rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation last year, a new study reports.
Watching a video about end-of-life care options may help patients with advanced heart failure choose the approach best for them, a new study finds.
As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report.
Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.
Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.
People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.
A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss.
Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.
Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.
There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests.
A new study sheds light on what is often called one of the cruelest effects of Alzheimer's disease -- the patient's inability to recognize loved ones.
Hearing loss is associated with higher medical costs for late middle-aged adults, a new study finds.
Eating a Mediterranean diet may at least slightly lower an older woman's risk for hip fracture, a new study suggests.
More seniors than ever are taking supplements alongside their medications, a practice that puts them at risk for dangerous drug interactions, researchers report.
Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.
Psychosis, including delusions and hallucinations, affects about half of Alzheimer's disease patients. And researchers have set out to clarify the link between these two conditions.
Social isolation is common among many U.S. seniors, particularly during the holidays. But, home-delivered meals can significantly reduce their feelings of loneliness, new research finds.
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