Jun 18, 2013 — You're in luck, if you live in the District of Columbia or one of the 21 states that have put in place specialists to handle questions and complaints private health insurance. Otherwise the maze could prove daunting.
Jun 18, 2013 — Conventional wisdom holds that men prefer younger women as mates because they're more fertile than older women. But a mathematical analysis suggests that this preference may be the cause of menopause rather than a consequence of it.
Jun 4, 2013 — Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, and old-fashioned retirement plans are partly to blame. That's according to Ben Steverman, who's a personal finance reporter for Bloomberg News. He tells host Michel Martin that people would be better prepared for retirement if employers were more innovative with 401(k) plans.
May 31, 2013 — Some people say your 20s and 30s are the prime of your life. But actress and producer Rita Wilson says 50 is a great age. She's the editor-at-large of the Huff/Post50 website. She joins host Michel Martin to talk about how she's been able to follow her dreams after 50, and help others do the same.
May 29, 2013 — Waste and aggressive treatment might not explain Medicare cost variations after all. Differing levels of health by region could account for most of the cost variation, an analysis finds.
May 28, 2013 — High costs and minimal insurance coverage may be keeping adults out of the hearing aid market. Private companies are trying to lower prices by selling the devices directly online, but specialists warn that comes with its own costs.
May 24, 2013 — Smartphones, tablets and computers could help seniors stay connected to their communities and families. But a hefty price tag, steep learning curves, and designs meant for younger eyes and hands could keep some older adults from logging on. Guests discuss the best ways for seniors to tackle new technology, and how devices can be adapted to accommodate older users.
May 22, 2013 — Some single baby boomers are moving into group houses, a college-era solution to their modern needs. Housemates share costs, socialize, and cheer each other on through life's thick and thin.
May 18, 2013 — More than 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, and the number is only going to increase — in part, due to aging baby boomers. But researchers say increased awareness and early detection is helping patients live with the disease.
May 8, 2013 — Supplements with the antioxidant lutein and omega-3 fatty acids didn't stop age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, a new study suggests. But other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, do seem to help.