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...

The cost of managing diabetes has more than doubled in the past 20 years, a new analysis says. The average diabetes patient now spends $2,790 more per year than they did in 1987 - and more than half the additional spending is for medications. “People need to...

More than 1.3 million Floridians have obtained health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act during the latest enrollment period, significantly surpassing last year's total, federal data released Wednesday shows. The metro area encompassing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach accounts for nearly half the total,...

We Americans may be a bit more up to speed than our colleagues across the pond, according to surveys by the American Heart Association. A 2013 poll found that 23 percent of Americans consider themselves at risk for heart disease, and 14 percent think it's...

Knock, knock. Who's there? If you're an older resident of a low-income area outside Cape Town, it might be Gloria Gxebeka. She's a 63-year-old grandmother and retired cook who used to spend her days at home alone and glued to the TV, especially the American soap opera...

Walking is a simple thing that becomes really, really important as we age. Being able to get around on our feet for extended periods of time not only makes everyday life easier, it's linked to fewer hospitalizations and greater longevity. As we get older, though,...