Frequent tumbles are a way of life — and death — for the elderly. But the latest prevention strategies seem riskier than sprinting down a well-waxed tile floor.
Little good can come from projecting your lifespan or falling prey to a late-life medical intervention.
New research suggests that a declining sense of smell, taste, touch, vision, or hearing may lead to an early grave. I’d suggest it’s simply a natural consequence of growing old.
For many geezers, economic realities have postponed the promise of a placid retirement, which may not be a bad thing.
High-risk drinking has grown dramatically among the geezer set in the past decade. And mixed messages about alcohol’s health benefits could be part of the problem.
The move to repeal DACA doesn’t just throw 700,000 “dreamers” into limbo; it threatens the future of millions of homebound elderly.
Despite obsessing for nearly a half century over the role of lipoproteins in heart disease, researchers seem to be more conflicted than ever.
New research holds promise for the millions of geezers with creaky joints, but I’m more inclined to follow a less invasive protocol.
An afternoon on the links brings two old friends with disparate views back together.
I may have to adjust my opinion of bodybuilders after new research suggests resistance training strengthens the aging brain.
New research suggests that a reduced-calorie diet can extend your lifespan — but only if you take a whiff of what’s on your plate.
Why chili peppers may be the key to longevity.
Nearly half of the senior set isn’t getting enough sleep, but efforts to address the problem seem to be more entertaining than effective.
A former practicing physician explores the bottom-line priorities that govern our dysfunctional healthcare system — and offers some practical tips for overcoming the many obstacles it throws in our paths.
If bicycling at my age wasn’t already a risky proposition, new research suggests that the simple act of breathing while pedaling may be unwise.
Is it OCD or just my aging insistence on order that has been propelling my recent yardwork?
New research suggests we can live longer by altering conditions in our microbiome, but who wants to spend a few extra years fixating on their bowels?
Here are 10 lifestyle-based ways to increase your testosterone levels.
Short-term programs to improve cognitive function may do your aging cerebellum more harm than good.
Can exercise help varicose veins? Are there quick fixes for cold hands? Learn what’s true — and false — when it comes to circulation.
Most of us have spent our entire adult lives learning only what was necessary to succeed in our careers. A new study suggests our aging brains need a more childlike approach.