WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- It's often no fun getting old in America: A new report finds the availability of health care for U.S. seniors lags behind that of other affluent nations.
Access to insurance isn't an issue, because all Americans 65 and older are covered by Medicare. But America's seniors are still sicker than the elderly in other countries -- and are more likely to go without essential care because they can't afford it, according to the Commonwealth Fund study.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- It's tough, often thankless work done by millions of Americans every day. And people who tend to a loved one with dementia say they're often overburdened, but the task has its rewards, too.
Those are just some of the findings from a new University of Michigan survey, the National Poll on Healthy Aging, which tallied the experiences of dementia caregivers.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Falls and fractures are a major cause of disability in old age. An influential U.S. medical task force is recommending exercise and, in some cases, medical evaluation to help seniors stay on their feet.
But the new draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) say there isn't enough evidence at this time to either endorse or advise against taking vitamin D or calcium supplements to prevent broken bones.