Black Americans are more likely than whites to develop Alzheimer's. Yet black people studied appeared to have lower levels of a toxic substance associated with the disease, researchers say.
This holiday season, the must-have item for people of a certain age is a vaccine to protect against shingles, the painful skin condition caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus.
Why develop an exercise habit now? Because 75-year-olds who've been doing it for decades may have the cardiovascular systems of people in their 40s and the muscles of 20-somethings, researchers found.
A group of Forsyth County community partners is teaming up for a public discussion about the area's future.
Health insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to cut SilverSneakers, a popular fitness benefit, for 2.5 million people with the company's Medigap and Medicare Advantage coverage.
Two large studies show that age-related memory loss can be slowed significantly when older people promptly address hearing and vision loss.
A study involving 2,000 women age 65 and older found that a commonly used drug for osteoporosis could reduce the risk for broken bones in women at an earlier stage of bone thinning.
Results from a large international study show that risks from taking daily low-dose aspirin outweigh the potential benefits for older people in generally good health.
Lost birth certificates, name changes and even getting to the DMV can all be challenges when older people try to get a new driver's license in order to vote in states with strict voter ID laws.
Two drugs appear to support immune function of elderly people and may be important for future research into anti-aging treatments.