With our grandson suddenly testing boundaries — and challenging our rusty child-rearing skills — we find ourselves hearkening back to some time-tested wisdom.
Why exercise may be just as important as rest and recovery for cancer patients.
Already struggling before the pandemic struck, assisted-living facilities are hanging on for dear life — just like their residents.
The modern nuclear family liberated us from the stifling constraints of the traditional multi-generational household, but it has exacted a painful toll on the elderly and is gradually losing its luster.
A round of golf under the pandemic’s new rules offers an opportunity to glimpse a slice of post-confinement life — and appreciate the mundane as much as the miraculous.
Regular visits from our grandson have suddenly required more careful consideration even as the lessons he teaches us become increasingly more poignant.
Ritual can help ease our anxiety during uncertain times, even if it involves grinding your own beans.
Why the flight-or-fight response is about more than adrenaline.
Who knew that our springtime of social isolation could spark so much conviviality?
A brief outing to the grocery store demonstrates how the current pandemic can both test and heal us — if we remain open to all its lessons.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing millions of elderly Americans to stay at home, where they’re forced to confront another major health challenge: loneliness.
Words matter when you’re facing a serious illness, and the traditional “risk-versus-benefit” approach to treatment options doesn’t always lead to the healthiest choices.
Recent research suggesting that poor hydration may be impairing cognitive function in older women has me wondering why thirst-averse geezers like me are somehow spared.
A recent shift in Medicare reimbursement policies is roiling the home-healthcare industry. It should give pause to folks banking on a single-payer solution to our busted system.
A renowned genetics pioneer argues that medical advances will someday allow humans to live well past 100 years. I can’t help wondering what would be lost in the process.
Danish researchers suggest that my diminutive stature as a youth makes it more likely I’ll develop dementia. I think they may be short-sighted.
New Zealand researchers have found that bicycling to work may enhance your longevity. My own experience suggests they may be ignoring the possibility of fatal collisions.
New research on muscle mass and heart disease reminds me of a harsh lesson my dad taught me long ago: Never assume anything.
The nation is facing an unprecedented nursing shortage just as new evidence suggests that a nurse-led approach may improve the care of our elders.
Results of a new study threaten to upend decades of longevity research and perhaps require physicians to act more like car mechanics.
Mysterious aches and pain are always going to erupt as we grow older; it doesn’t mean we’re doomed to a future of frailty.