Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. A Q & A with Dr. C. Thomas Vangsness Jr., co-author of "The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis."
Elder care raises tough questions in many Asian-American families.
In a study of heart failure patients, hints of a new generation gap.
There are steps to take when the hospital refuses to formally admit a Medicare patient.
Hospices are discharging increasing numbers of patients before they die.
I'm settling into my new life, though perhaps not as well as my dog.
High doses of vitamin E may help people with Alzheimer's disease maintain the ability to perform routine daily tasks, a new study finds, even though it does not slow cognitive decline.
Effective Jan. 1, Medicare will cover the costs of mental health care much as it does other medical expenses.
A new study takes a nuanced view of disability and what it takes to cope.
A wish list from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
Many employers now offer to help arrange back-up elder care on short notice.
Two Democrats introduced legislation that would guarantee paid leave to caregivers, among others.
More data on how the elderly fare with dialysis.
In "Nebraska," an old man insists on a journey to collect his prize in a fake sweepstakes.
Financial elder abuse statistics are not easy to pin down. It can also sometimes be hard to recognize that there is a problem.
Does dialysis lengthen life in older patients? The research is mixed.
More than one-third of older adults reported some form of verbal abuse from family members and paid helpers in a recent study.
Transportation options for seniors are not keeping pace with demand.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging has started a consumer hotline designed to help track scams targeting the elderly.
HBO begins a series about a dysfunctional geriatric rehab center.