Americans nearing retirement face double trouble: more disability and cognitive issues than their elders had at this age and a longer wait to collect Social Security.
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
A new national poll finds that many people 65 and older take prescription sleep aids — even though guidelines warn against it. What the findings mean for patients and providers.
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.
Overly aggressive treatment of blood sugar in older people with diabetes can harm — but a new study finds it’s still common.
Natural disasters can overwhelm busy hospitals for days after storms dissipate. The reason: a wave of medical needs — beyond injuries — from patients without resources.
A new poll finds widespread oral health issues among people in their 50s and early 60s, especially among those who lack dental insurance.