While American patients are urged to “battle” at the end of life, a new analysis showed doctors in Britain telling patients about the “journey.”
A broadcaster turns the camera on his parents.
A study finds that older people on hypertensives have a higher risk of serious falls, and that patients are divided on whether their priority is reducing cardiovascular risk or fewer tumbles.
Rattling sabers and manning the battle stations at the end of life. Why do we say that?
Tyrannosaurus parents once ruled the household, and still want to.
Medicare officials release data on doctor payments, and an analysis by The Times uncovers a number of surprises.
A new online tool from the National Institute of Nursing Research explains end-of-life care.
Suddenly strangers seem to think I'm frail.
Caregiver support groups: Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest.
In a new anthology, renowned authors of recent decades explore chronic and terminal illness, and the toll that takes on families.
Why don't more seniors take advantage of food stamps?
Although patients often hear otherwise, Medicare does not require that they improve to keep receiving certain kinds of therapy.
New treatment guidelines for lowering cholesterol could double the use of drugs by older people, researchers have reported.
Continuing care retirement communities are regulated by a loose patchwork of state laws.
Residents sue a California retirement community after learning that refunds on entrance fees have not been set aside. Similar suits have cropped up elsewhere.
It was tough to persuade women to begin getting regular mammograms. Decades later, it's tough getting older women to stop.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement has gained popularity as a less invasive way to mend heart valves in elderly patients, but some experts are not convinced it is better than the traditional surgery.
The American Geriatrics Society says medical evidence is scant for five common treatments in the elderly.
Jonatha Brooke talks about her mother's descent into Alzheimer's disease, the basis of her one-woman show, "My Mother Has 4 Noses."
For-profit hospices are more likely than nonprofits to serve patients in institutions and to exceed Medicare cost limits, a new study found.