The FDA has approved dozens of new cancer medications in recent years, but few offer the benefits that patients seek.
The first overhaul of federal regulations in almost 30 years for home health care agencies will require them to be much more responsive to what aging patients and their caregivers need or want.
Experts say key steps can make a home much more accessible to seniors who can have trouble getting around in wheelchairs or walkers.
The FDA and other agencies are loosening restrictions on hearing aid sales and opening the door to less expensive, over-the-counter products.
By checking up on the health and safety of meal recipients, volunteers for the nonprofit network can provide valuable information to medical providers and help ensure better care.
Medicare overpaid five insurance plans by $128 million yet only recovered $3 million, audits show.
Little Brothers, which operates in San Francisco and several other cities, sends volunteers to brighten the lives of isolated elderly people, helping to reduce the risk of serious illness.
People in these facilities are now guaranteed more flexibility on food and roommate choices, as well as improved procedures for grievances and discharges.
Medicare is launching new regulations in January that will provide higher reimbursements for doctors involved in care coordination for seriously ill people.
As Medicare considers paying for knee replacement procedures outside the hospital, doctors debate patient choice and the potential for post-operation complications.
Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.
Hospitals rarely help patients find the best nursing home. When they do advise, hospitals sometimes push their own facilities.
Thousands of people mistakenly think that if they have insurance, they can wait to sign up for Medicare Part B. Generally, insurance other than that provided by a current employer will not exempt them from Medicare’s strict enrollment requirements.
Some health problems that senior citizens blame on “growing old” are actually signs of a more serious issue that can be treated.
Seniors who feel they’re being rushed out of the hospital can file an appeal to halt the process but they need to act fast.
Providing regular care at a Texas clinic prevents patients from cycling back to the hospital in a psychiatric crisis.
Education and better heart health may deserve credit.
Older adults who hope to spend the end of their lives at home need to take key steps to make that possible.
A deadly superbug has been linked to at least four deaths and nine other cases in the U.S. and has spread across the globe in just six years.
Un nuevo hongo mortal resistente a los medicamentos se ha relacionado con la muerte de cuatro pacientes hospitalizados en los Estados Unidos, según un nuevo informe de los CDC.