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Senior Asian man looking thoughtful, resting chin on hand.

More than likely, you hear information or advice about your health several times each day—whether the source is your doctor, your family, television, or the radio. If you’re like a lot of us, you forget about it as you go about your daily routines.

Three women of varying ages.

Emergency room sign at hospital entrance

Certain drug classes have been associated with increased emergency room visits and inpatient admissions by seniors, among them antidiabetics, anticoagulants, and antihistamines.  

Senior woman attending a senior man in hospital bed

Although being a full-time caregiver has been associated with an increased risk of stress and illness, helping or caring for others on a part-time basis can lead to a longer life, according to a new study.

A growing number of people are receiving hip implants.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most serious fall-related injuries is a fractured hip. Over 300,000 people over age 65 in this country are hospitalized for hip fractures each year. 

senior receiving flu vaccine

It’s been known for many years that between 71% and 85% of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 54% and 70% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in the same age group.

Jump-starting the immune response 

senior couple

National Institutes of Health-sponsored study has challenged commonly held assumptions that sex is good for everybody’s health.

Physical therapy that helps you stay at your current level of functioning should be covered by Medicare.

If you have been denied additional physical therapy services because you have reached your so-called maximum improvement, you might want to appeal that decision.

Maintenance, not improvement

man walking pain-free

Researchers from University of Washington have found that surgery may trump medical management of intermittent claudication, a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).