The United States needs to improve its medical care for people nearing death, a move that might cut rising healthcare costs, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study said on Wednesday.
For married couples, when the wife is happy with the marriage, the husband has higher life satisfaction, according to new research published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
An influential U.S. medical advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that people 65 and older be given Pfizer Inc's blockbuster Prevnar 13 vaccine to protect against pneumococcal bacteria that can...
On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges - all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."
Among older adults, incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control, is a common problem, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
An exercise program that challenges the mind while mimicking daily tasks may improve mental functioning in older adults with mild cognitive decline, according to a new study.
Half of nursing home residents who have a hip fracture either die or lose the ability to walk on their own in the six months after the injury, according to a new study.