When vaccines became available many states targeted seniors first. That effort has proved successful, although rates vary among states: Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Vermont vaccinated more than 99% of their seniors, while West Virginia ranks last with 78%.
Casual relationships can cultivate a sense of belonging, motivate us to engage in activities, and expose us to new information and opportunities — all without the emotional challenges that often attend close relationships with family and friends.
One way to imagine the risk is as a rain of differently sized ball bearings falling from the sky . . .
Migrants tend to be young, and to work. They contribute to the economy and bring dynamism to the society, along with supporting existing retirees, reducing the burden on current workers.
23% of adults over 50 who drink alcohol reported that they routinely had three or more drinks in one sitting
Hospital-level care at home — some of it provided over the internet — is poised to grow after more than a decade as a niche offering.
Long before they receive a dementia diagnosis, many people start losing their ability to manage their finances.
Project is looking for puppies, big and giant dogs, rural dogs, certain breeds, and working dogs.
The change toward longer old age will have profound effects on health care needs, families and what it means to be old.
You can lose up to 40% of your muscle mass between your 20s and your 80s. Known as sarcopenia, this is the gradual loss of muscle mass that occurs as we age.
Starting October 1, you’ll be able to take a sneak peek at plans available in your area.
Exercise at any age results in positive gains in muscle mass, muscle strength, bone density, and improvements to overall health – even in people as old as 97.
UW researchers found that levels of metabolites provide a key to understanding why some organisms respond to low-calorie life-extension diets and others do not.
Findings may help explain why these energy-producing cellular organelles begin to fail as we age.
Nursing homes were short-staffed before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now it’s even harder to recruit and retain nurses and aides needed to care for residents.