There is growing medical evidence that exercise slows down the aging of the brain and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by about half, according to Prof. Nir Giladi, chief of neurology at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Speaking Tuesday at a...

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. She always thought she would live out her days as she had for decades, in a convent under the time-honored Roman Catholic tradition of younger nuns dutifully caring for their...

CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: care for the elderly. The acquisition announced Thursday will give one of the biggest U.S. pharmacy...

If you're on the verge of retirement, one of the questions you're likely to ask is: How much Social Security will I get? The answer is relatively straightforward and depends on two factors: your lifetime earnings and the age at which you start collecting your...

The plates you ate from years ago are still stacked neatly in the cupboard. Below them, instruments of love: cookbooks propped up by a battered mixing bowl, an ancient percolator, and a cookie jar that’s filled, as it should be. Those are scraps of your childhood but...

Modern healthcare has changed the way we eat, exercise, and live. It consumes approximately 18 percent of our gross domestic product and continues to be one of the most divisive issues in politics, changing the electoral landscape from Arkansas to Alaska. Unfortunately, when it comes to...

University of Texas at Arlington nursing and engineering researchers will unveil a model "Smart Care" apartment next month that is infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to live independently in their own...

In the world of tech, it’s easy to get bogged down in endless debates about topics like smartphone battery life or whether or not the Apple Watch will actually be a game-changing device. In the process, it’s really easy to forget the myriad of ways in...

In a hospital safety report card by a national healthcare watchdog group, Baptist Health South Florida and Memorial Healthcare systems received A ratings while the University of Miami Hospital had low marks. According to spring 2015 ratings from The Leapfrog Group, 15 hospitals in Miami-Dade and...