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.
What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.
Baby boomers need to make smart choices about diet and lifestyle and monitor key indicators to stay heart healthy. Younger people need to pay attention, too, because health risks accrue over time.
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.
“Snowbirds” who fly to Florida or elsewhere for the winter and need ongoing cancer care should get a referral, make a first appointment, transfer records and check insurance before they take flight.
Staying physically active as you age can help you manage or prevent many medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.
If you’re over age 50 and think you’re past the point of getting any benefits from exercise, think again — you’ll be glad you got moving.
If you’re caring for an aging loved one with cancer, you face challenges. Get advice for providing the best care possible and keeping yourself healthy at the same time.
The Senior Games are a showcase for older athletes — who know as both athletes and seniors, heat exposure can be especially dangerous. Some expert tips to help seniors stay safe in the heat.