The ranks of 100-year-olds doubles every eight years, but researchers still puzzle over the ingredients of longevity.
A San Diego program helps chronically ill people avoid the hospital by teaching them how to better manage their diseases and telling them what to expect in their final years. Other health providers and insurers around the country are trying similar approaches.
Medical experts around the country are rolling out instructional videos for family caregivers who need help with challenging medical tasks.
Advocates for the elderly worry that GOP plans to end Medicaid’s open-ended spending and replace it with per-capita limits could pose a risk for low-income older people who rely on the federal-state program for nursing and other long-term care.
Barton County, Mo., is Trump country. And this rural area has big problems when it comes to health care. One farmer says he has a lot to lose under the Republican replacement plan.
Not being officially admitted — a status known as observation care — can have financial consequences for beneficiaries, and patients had often complained they were not informed.
Many people age 75 or older can take steps to avoid a crisis in the remaining years of their lives.
Un grupo formado por miembros de la industria de la salud oral, médicos y ex funcionarios federales, se unieron con una meta que también es un desafío de salud pública: lograr que el Medicare cubra ampliamente servicios de salud dental.
Brushing aside a political climate that favors federal cuts in health care spending, advocates for oral health are pushing to expand Medicare to provide America’s elderly with dental benefits.
Hospice groups are teaming up with specially trained paramedics to deal with common problems that worried patients or families incorrectly think need hospital care.
Nadie entiende mejor que estos especialistas en envejecimiento cómo múltiples problemas médicos interactúan en las personas mayores, y cómo pueden afectar su calidad de vida. Sin embargo, su papel en el sistema de atención de salud sigue siendo poco comprendido y sus conocimientos, subutilizados.
Aging adults with complex needs can get special assistance from doctors trained as geriatricians.
As Republicans consider how to bring down costs for younger people, lawmakers may relax or eliminate the restrictions on how much more insurers can charge older consumers.
State data show a rise of nearly 40 percent in fall-related visits from 2010 to 2015, a period in which the elderly population grew about 21 percent.
Some terminal patients, typically high-dose opioid users, who choose to end their lives have taken many hours, even days, to die.
The number of U.S. Latinos with the memory-robbing disease is expected to rise more than eightfold by 2060 to 3.5 million.
Se espera que el número de latinos con la enfermedad roba-memoria aumente más de 8 veces para 2060, a 3.5 millones.
A Republican-led effort to overturn D.C.’s aid-in-dying law may catalyze a broader effort to ban the practice nationally.
Cada uno debe encontrar su propia manera de manejar el miedo a la muerte. Una experta, quien superó su propio miedo a través de años de asistir a los moribundos, dice que la muerte raramente es tan terrible como la mayoría de la gente teme.
Taking time to discuss the inevitable can help conquer a universal fear.