Seeking to improve care and lower costs, Florida this month became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar conditions. The plan — offered by Avon, Conn.-based Magellan Complete Care...

Too many workers are using their 401(k) savings plan as a piggy bank, tapping it way before retirement for reasons such as to pay off debt, remodel their home or take a vacation they couldn’t otherwise afford. New research from the financial services company TIAA-CREF finds that one-third...

The researchers, from the University of Iowa (UI), publish their findings in the Journal of Neuroscience. They note that although short-term boosts in cortisol are important for our survival - by making us more alert in the moment - exceptionally high or extended spikes in the...

If you¹re one of the millions of Americans at risk of diabetes, you may be overwhelmed by the thought of overhauling your diet and lifestyle. But take heart. New research shows that even small fixes can reduce your risk. Give Up Soda Just one or two sugar-sweetened...

An aging nation that's living longer but with growing rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases points to an emerging health care crisis, says a report out Tuesday that analyzes seniors' health status state-by-state. Just two years ago, the first Baby Boomers turned 65, setting...

One of the things I love about covering the way we grow older is that it requires a constant awareness of the future. When you think about it, aging is progress: You're moving forward in time, changing the world around you according to the way...