Children exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and the Berkeley nonprofit Public Health Institute. In the study, published Feb. 9 in the Journal of...

“Income inequality” has already become a buzz phrase for the campaigns leading up to the 2016 elections. Likely candidates and pundits on both ends of the political spectrum have begun to talk about how fairness, social justice and — even after the implementation of the...

If you are feeling secure about your retirement, congratulations. You're a relative novelty—at least in the U.S. A new report by Natixis Global Asset Management finds that America barely ranks in the top 20 countries in terms of overall retirement security, coming in just above Slovenia...

The League of Women Voters hosted a free luncheon Tuesday afternoon at the Waterfront Restaurant in La Crosse to talk about how the growing number of elderly can live independently and stay out of poverty. The League of Women Voters welcomed Wanda Plachecki, Administrator of La...

The slow switch from defined-benefit to defined-contribution retirement plans has been under way for three decades. But only now are workers starting to fully appreciate the impact. The vast majority of Americans say that having a guaranteed monthly check for the rest of their lives is...

The transition to retirement isn't always easy, especially the emotional adjustments, a new survey of retired Baby Boomers shows. About two-thirds (69%) say they had challenges adapting to this change in their lives, according to a survey of 1,000 people, ages 60 to 73, who retired...

The magic continues on in elderly age, a new study reveals. Researchers from the University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research found that more than half of men and nearly a third of women over age 70 are still sexually active. The findings are based on...

While the flu season continues to show signs that it has peaked, it is hitting those over 65 the hardest, sending record numbers of older Americans to the hospital, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Seniors may be hit harder by influenza this year because the predominant...

We know that red meat tastes great, and that’s reason enough for us to dig into a medium-rare steak with gusto. But in the last few decades, there’s been as much talk about its health benefits and/or risks as its flavor. Either red meat will...

Medical device maker Dexcom has been showing off iPhone and Apple Watch integration for its implantable diabetes glucose monitors for the past few weeks. The app will display glucose readings on iOS devices and should be ready when Apple Watch is launched in April, according to...