November 2014

My Grandma Wanda is 95. A German farm woman, she raised five children, 20 grandchildren and 40+ great-grandchildren. Grandma Wanda’s five adult kids are trying to make decisions about her care for this final stage of life. Wanda’s daughters are trying to decide where Wanda should go live because the nursing...

Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems. Now they are discovering that chronic stress — a mainstay of modern life — doesn't merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it. "We are just beginning to understand the ways that stress influences...

Health experts say changing your eating habits is one way to avoid becoming overweight or obese. But anyone who has tried a new diet knows it can be really tough -- even when you're facing serious health consequences. So some people are trying out free cooking...

Florida Medicaid has spent at least $30.6 million in the past year on costly drug treatments for Hepatitis C, according to records from the Agency for Health Care Administration. Most of the spending was for Sovaldi, an antiviral approved by the Food and Drug Administration in...

The perennial debate about seniors who drive has been reignited after an 88-year-old woman crashed into an auto shop in Lake Worth, The Palm Beach Post reports. The woman is hospitalized in critical condition, and her husband who was in the car with her died, according...

We are a nation of givers — generously giving time, energy and resources to benefit individuals less fortunate. It's a great American tradition to take time to reflect on and give thanks for the blessings of health, freedom, personal and financial security, family and friends. In November...

What are the best places to live if you’re age 65 or older? Of the 100 most populous American cities, these lead the list: Madison, Wis. Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa Provo-Orem, Utah Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H. Salt Lake City Check out the rest of the list at http://bit.ly/1AizS7l  ...