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.
The cost of your annual lung cancer screening may now be covered by Medicare, according to guidelines released recently by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Find out if you are eligible.
As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.
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.
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