Millions more seniors now self-identify as healthy, federal data show. But the gains occurred only among those with higher levels of education and income.
The elderly are more susceptible to viral lung infections. New research shows an immune cell in the lungs may help explain why.
Older Americans Don’t Get — or Seek — Enough Help from Doctors and Pharmacists on Drug Costs, Poll Finds
Results from the new National Poll on Healthy Aging reveal opportunities for patients to speak up, and for professionals to aid more.
A collaborative approach with external coaching support makes gains and holds potential to be used for other patient safety issues, researchers say.
As palliative care and hospice use grow and cost pressures continue, new studies probed variation in care and referrals — and found opportunity.
Opioids, tranquilizers, antidepressants and antipsychotics affect the central nervous system, and combining them can put older people at risk. But new data show concerning prescribing trends.