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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).

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.