| Apr 23, 2010
Baby boomers, and even their parents and adult children, are experiencing a new type of boom-in acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Why are STDs on the rise in the 45+ population, and what should we do about it?
Reasons for the Increase
| Apr 8, 2010
HACKENSACK, N.J. - St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., has become one of the first hospitals in the nation to open a geriatric emergency department to treat the growing elderly population.
Doctors and nurses with geriatrics training...
| Oct 7, 2009
Here's proof life doesn't have to stop after you reach a certain age.
It was a birthday party fit for a queen, or should I say a superhero?
Inside the office at Health and Fitness Sports Magazine there were dozens of pictures of Dell Marcum - well, it...
| Apr 17, 2010
After my mom died, I temporarily moved back in with my 81-year-old dad. My parents had been married more than 50 years; the last five had been difficult. Mom had a host of serious problems, including dementia. Taking care of her had left my father with...
| May 5, 2010
You're not sleeping well. You're taking longer to drift off, snapping awake at 2 a.m., then finding it harder to sink back into slumber.
If you think this is normal when you're older, you're mistaken.
A decade's worth of scientific research shows that,...
| May 12, 2010
The year was 1971, and a teenager named Martin Gorbien was working part-time for two physical therapists treating older people. Inclined to fondness for older people as a result of his interactions with his own older family members, Gorbien watched how...
| Oct 16, 2006
THE role models are all around us: 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone looking trim and muscular, 65-year-old singer Aaron Neville sporting bulging biceps, and a robust Harrison Ford, 64. What do they have that other men their age don't?
Maybe a good...
| Oct 26, 2009
Arthur Cohen was a healthy, active 85-year-old when his Toronto doctor recommended a colonoscopy to check for early signs of colorectal cancer.
The colonoscopy -- Cohen's first -- revealed two polyps. During surgery to remove them, the elderly man's...
| Nov 25, 2009
When the temperature drops around the holidays, older adults run a high risk of health problems related to the cold-including hypothermia, frostbite, falls in ice and snow, and injuries. So it's important that they, and those who care for them, take...
| Nov 30, 2009
Some drugs are so common that consumers -- at their peril -- don't think twice about them. But each drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, poses risks. To highlight these risks, we offer up a few details on five of the most-prescribed...
| Jun 16, 2010
The great health reform debate over alleged death panels has fizzled. Lawmakers guaranteed that by stripping provisions supporting end-of-life planning from legislation enacted.
What remains is the status quo. It's left to individuals to decide if they...