Jul 8, 2014 — There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.
Jul 1, 2014 — There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.
Jun 28, 2014 — There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.
Jun 17, 2014 — Scientists have evidence that beats in the brain — in the form of rhythmic electrical pulses — are involved in everything from memory to motion. And music can help when those rhythms go wrong.
Jun 9, 2014 — Millions of people are taking statins to reduce their cholesterol. But people on statins exercise less and sit more, a study finds. And that's a health risk for heart disease and many other ailments.
Jun 9, 2014 — Most people don't want to die in the hospital hooked up to machines, but it can be hard to make those wishes known. A doctor's order with more force than an advance directive can help, a study finds.
May 27, 2014 — Nobody wants to spend their final years unable to walk, but that sad fate afflicts many people as they age. A little exercise helps a lot, especially if people can do it in social groups.
May 8, 2014 — Scientists have found that a hormone associated with long life also seems to make people smarter. The gene strengthens the connections between brain cells, a process that's essential for learning.
May 7, 2014 — Half of all surgery in the U.S. is performed on people over 65, yet many have health conditions that make it riskier. It turns out that the frailer people are, the less likely they are tol survive.
May 5, 2014 — Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning how to quilt.