| Oct 2, 2009
Aging takes a lot out of people.
There are the physical demands - the aches and pains, the illnesses, the cost - of passing 70-plus birthdays. Now comes Tamara McClintock Greenberg to point out that our rapidly aging population has a host of mental...
| Feb 24, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
| Mar 1, 2010
Yes, yes, it hath charms to soothe a savage breast (or beast, if you prefer to repeat a common mistake). But researchers are finding that music may be an effective balm for many other afflictions: the isolation of conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's...
| Dec 27, 2009
If you're an older adult wondering what you should be doing to stay healthy, the most important answer is staying active.
"Physical activity is more powerful than any medication a senior can take," says Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a San Francisco physician...
| Jul 7, 2009
Filling open nursing positions is no easy task for hospital administrators these days, and there's every chance the job will get tougher.
This country has a serious nursing shortage: The American Health Care Assn.'s most recent estimates from July 2008...
| Aug 28, 2009
You already know that exercise is good for you. What you may not know is just how good -- or exactly what qualifies as exercise. The notion that physical activity helps keep us healthy is very old news indeed. Hippocrates wrote about the dangers of too...
| Nov 4, 2009
Q: If I never had chickenpox, do I need a shingles vaccine? I'll be 60 in January.
A: The shot you're talking about is an immunization against a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. This virus causes two common illnesses, and a few rare ones. The two...
| Jul 27, 2010
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Until three years ago, Kenneth Maxwell enjoyed Banquet chicken and turkey pot pies so much he ate them three or four times a week. They were easy to prepare, and Maxwell could eat one for lunch and quickly return to work as an electrician.
| May 31, 2010
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Chris Stilianessis has learned a lot about Danielle Staub from watching "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" this season.
Viewers will remember Stilianessis as the father who invited Danielle to a benefit for his baby daughter, who was fighting a rare...
| May 6, 2009
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
| May 8, 2009
A nearly perfect cast more than compensates for the over familiarity of elements of Lymelife, the umpteenth coming-of-age drama to roll out of Indiewood in recent years. Derick Martini's film has the gangly, awkward boy crushing on the cute girl next...