In his general audience March 4, Pope Francis condemned modern society for silently disposing of the elderly, saying that a civilization that views them only as burdensome is perverse and ill. “It is a mortal sin to discard our elderly. … The elderly are not aliens....

Preparing financially for retirement may seem virtually impossible. How can you tuck away enough money for your later years given your limited income and never-ending expenses? It's no wonder that a recent survey showed a third of people in the USA have nothing saved for their...

Lose weight: It's the go-to recommendation for preventing diabetes.  But according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, it may not be enough. Vitamin D deficiency also appears to increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes -- no matter your weight. More...

A new study out of New York University suggests that dental care may be a more effective route to diagnosing diabetes than regular primary care physicians: the blood of your gums could be an easy way for dentists to test if your blood glucose is...

Retirement is a transition into a new stage of life. Retirees get the freedom to choose how to spend their time, but they also walk away from the comfort of a steady paycheck and need to make important financial decisions. Here are some retirement rites...

For the first time, researchers have reversed some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided focused ultrasound. MR imaging-guided focused ultrasound has been shown to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which allows for more effective delivery of drugs to...

What does it take to be a Senior Nomad? Should you want to become one, a few requirements: Be willing to cast off your stuff and accumulate no more; have a flexible definition of what it means to be at home; master the Excel spreadsheet; accept,...

The percentage of Floridians 18 and older without health insurance fell from 22.1 percent in 2013 to 18.3 percent last year, a new Gallup analysis finds. That drop of 3.8 percentage points was larger than the drop in 31 other states and nationwide (3.5 percentage points),...