A new study finds that steps to reduce prescriptions of a class of drugs that poses special hazard for older people are working. But many at-risk patients still receive them.
Many adults haven’t talked to their doctors, pharmacists or nurses about drug interactions, a new national poll finds.
Despite demands that impact their own lives and health, only 1 in 4 caregivers use support resources meant for them.
Americans nearing retirement face double trouble: more disability and cognitive issues than their elders had at this age and a longer wait to collect Social Security.
Millions more seniors now self-identify as healthy, federal data show. But the gains occurred only among those with higher levels of education and income.
The elderly are more susceptible to viral lung infections. New research shows an immune cell in the lungs may help explain why.