Bringing a friend or family member to a medical appointment helps ensure the best outcome and provides emotional support for the patient.
Despite what people may believe, anxiety and depression are not a natural part of aging — and no one has to accept them. Experts say mental health issues are often tied to medical problems.
Did you know that your bones are living tissue? Learn about the many surprises your skeleton holds for you.
Older adults who fall and fracture their hip have a 25 percent to 30 percent chance of dying after one year. Falls are the most common reason for nursing home placement.
A new study suggests that a drug already on the market may help people with Alzheimer’s disease-related agitation. They found that people with moderate to severe agitation who took the drug saw a 60 percent reduction in symptoms compared to the control group.
About 2.7 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis C, but many don’t know they have it. Baby Boomers are particularly at risk, so it’s best to get tested.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
Most people don’t think about end-of-life care until they reach a point where the issue can no longer be ignored. Many times, this takes place very late in life — often in a hospital setting during a health crisis. Find out why you need to plan now.
Hot summer days can be dangerous for older adults. If this is you, you’re at higher risk than others for dehydration and heat exhaustion when heat and humidity climb.
Think you know what sunscreen is and what it’s supposed to do? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. A new study finds the majority of consumers don’t completely understand the information on a sunscreen label. Northwestern University researchers surveyed 114 patients at a dermatology clinic to determine what they knew and understood about sunscreen. Researchers gave the patients … Read More