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).

depiction of brain scan

Scientists from the University of Southern California have tested a treatment in animal models that might translate into a future treatment for people who have had a stroke. 

Couple dancing the tango

Scientists from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute have found that people with peripheral neuropathy can tango their way to better balance.  

Walnuts are unique because they are made up of mostly polyunsaturated fat.

For several years, it’s been known that eating a handful of nuts each day can reduce your risk of heart disease. Now, Harvard Medical School researchers have found that walnuts might have an additional benefit, especially for women.

Barley has similar cholesterol lowering capabilities as oats.

Oats have been the stars of the grain family when it comes to lowering so-called bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL). Now, researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, have found that barley might give oats a run for their money.

upper extremity frailty

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and University of Arizona, Tucson, have found a quick and simple way to measure frailty in older adults.