A new study sheds light on how vision loss is linked to mental decline in seniors.
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.
More doctors in the United States are turning to a new clinical specialty -- nursing home care.
Don't try saying you're too or too busy to exercise, especially after that calorie-laden Thanksgiving dinner.
It's often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations.
Ladies, slip on your sneakers and walk briskly every day, and you might prolong your life.
Seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while they cut calories, a new study suggests.
Women who undergo cataract surgery may get an unexpected dividend: longer life.
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.
American seniors with diabetes are starting to live longer without disabilities, a new study finds.
Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.
Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests.
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.