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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.
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.
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.
A Republican-led effort to overturn D.C.’s aid-in-dying law may catalyze a broader effort to ban the practice nationally.
Taking time to discuss the inevitable can help conquer a universal fear.
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.
Humor may be an antidote for the pain of death for both patients and survivors.
Many seniors are denied coverage because therapists mistakenly believe that they must be making improvements to qualify for coverage.