Taking an active role in your health care can help you get the best care possible from your doctor. One way to do this is to improve your relationship with your doctor. The following are some tips to help you and your doctor improve your...

Several studies have confirmed that taking a statin, such as simvastatin, is associated with a higher risk of developing diabetes. The risk is particularly high in people like yourself, with a normal BMI, below 25. In a recent review, the risk over several years of...

Florida ranks near the middle of the state when it comes to senior health, according to a national survey released this week. Florida ranks 28th, slipping slightly from the last senior report by one notch. United Health Foundation’s second edition of its Health Rankings Senior Report...

oday, this country’s 76.4 million Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are impacting our society in ways like no group has ever before. When comparing them to preceding and succeeding age cohorts, an increased demand for long-term services and support becomes painfully obvious. This...

People with both depression and diabetes have higher markers of inflammation in their blood than those with diabetes alone, a new study suggests. Researchers have known that people with diabetes have a higher rate of depression than those without the blood sugar disorder. And people with...

While older, overweight or injured exercisers have always valued the cushioning effects of water workouts, a new wave of trendy, lively and high intensity group fitness classes is luring the young, the hip and the able-bodied into the pool. Aqua Zumba, boot camp, and synchronized swimming...

A picture in Monday's The News-Press showed June Johnson, 100, admiring hibiscus blooms at the annual Hibiscus Show and Plant Sale. That centenarians are routinely out and about at public events is testimony to the vibrancy of the elder population in Florida and, specifically, Fort Myers. Congratulations...

Just a generation ago, aging family members typically had at least one relative living nearby. These days, many are being cared for by baby boomer children who live far away. Balancing careers and kids of their own, these grown children may find it difficult to move...