A new study finds a high-dose flu vaccine provides better protection among people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. The high-dose vaccine was 24.2 percent more effective than a standard-dose vaccine at preventing flu.
Elderly women may spend as much as two-thirds of their waking hours in sedentary behavior, a study finds. But an expert says there is still an opportunity for sedentary older people to exercise and stay healthier.
A growing number of elderly people are falling and suffering traumatic brain injuries as a result. How do you keep yourself or a family member safer from a dangerous fall?
As we get older, exercising can be even more important for good health. Whether you’re already active or just trying to pry yourself from the couch, our expert offers do’s and don’ts to help you get the most out of your exercise routine.
If you have an aging mother, encourage her to visit her doctor regularly. Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about ways to help your mom — and you, too — stay healthy as you both age.
Icy sidewalks. Slippery driveways. Boots that bring melting snow onto floors. These all can cause falls. And spill that gives a 20-year-old a bruised knee could send an elderly person to the hospital. Learn what puts some elderly people at more at risk than others and how to prevent falls.
Older drivers are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes. Do you have an older family member whose safety behind the wheel is a concern? Find out what their affects safety and how to broach the topic.
In nursing homes, an outbreak of norovirus, or more commonly, stomach flu, can be particularly devastating. A new study looks at where the causes may lie, especially staff. Also, find out how to assess risks of particular facilities.
An expert addresses the rise in epilepsy among baby boomers, including four issues to address: side effects of medication, drug interactions, reporting of seizures, safety and independence.