One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid some of these serious injuries.
A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.
If you have developed swallowing problems as you age, a new study may explain why.
A new study sheds light on how vision loss is linked to mental decline in seniors.
Many doctors have internet portals to help patients manage their care. But that doesn't mean older folks will use them.
For older people, breathing in dirty air puts them at risk of being hospitalized with a dangerous respiratory disease, a new study suggests.
The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
Hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors, a new study suggests.
Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don't just stress you out -- these negative life events may actually accelerate the aging of your brain, new research suggests.
Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports.
It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment.
Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds.
Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns.
The prices of brand-name drugs used by many older Americans rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation last year, a new study reports.
Watching a video about end-of-life care options may help patients with advanced heart failure choose the approach best for them, a new study finds.
As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report.
Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.
American seniors with diabetes are starting to live longer without disabilities, a new study finds.
Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.
Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests.
People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.
A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss.
Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.
Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds.
There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests.
A new study sheds light on what is often called one of the cruelest effects of Alzheimer's disease -- the patient's inability to recognize loved ones.
Hearing loss is associated with higher medical costs for late middle-aged adults, a new study finds.
One key to keeping muscles young is as close as the nearest gym, researchers say.
Eating a Mediterranean diet may at least slightly lower an older woman's risk for hip fracture, a new study suggests.
More seniors than ever are taking supplements alongside their medications, a practice that puts them at risk for dangerous drug interactions, researchers report.
Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.
Researchers say they've pinpointed the first gene linked with gray hair.
Most adult risk-takers continue to take chances as they get older, and that can make them more susceptible to fraud when they're seniors, new research suggests.
Nearly all older U.S. adults have an age-related decline in at least one of their senses, a new study finds.
Staying socially active by joining book clubs or church groups may add years to your life after retirement, a new study suggests.
The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows.
Psychosis, including delusions and hallucinations, affects about half of Alzheimer's disease patients. And researchers have set out to clarify the link between these two conditions.
Social isolation is common among many U.S. seniors, particularly during the holidays. But, home-delivered meals can significantly reduce their feelings of loneliness, new research finds.
Going back to school could help older people stave off dementia, a new study suggests.
A couple of drinks a day may lower the risk of premature death in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.