| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:31 AM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.
The harrowing 7-...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:28 AM
The world seems surprised that an 85-year-old globe-trotting pope who just started tweeting wants to resign, but should it be? Maybe what should be surprising is that more leaders his age do not, considering the toll aging takes on bodies and minds amid a...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:38 PM
(Reuters) - Vitamin D and calcium supplements taken together in low doses offered no protection against dementia in a large U.S. study of older women, but scientists are still holding out hope for vitamin D alone.
Past research has suggested that vitamin...
| Nov 28, 2012
Nephrologists are only too familiar with dialysis patients challenged by disabilities and myriad health issues.
But a recent study by Johns Hopkins University found that a simple quiz to determine how well dialysis patients perform daily living tasks...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is enrolling participants for the first national study to detect Alzheimerâs disease in older people before they begin to …...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
A study that encouragedÂ African-American women aged 60 or over to exercise in conjunction with scripture reading and group prayer led to a 78 percent increase in steps per week — theÂ equivalent to about three extra miles, according to a repor...
| 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...
| 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...