Remember the feeling of freedom that came when you first earned your driver’s license? Most people take that feeling for granted for decades until they “retire” from driving. For every mile driven, elderly drivers—especially those 75 and older—pose a higher risk for being involved in a...

Alzheimer’s disease is getting a lot of attention: Between the media, the work being done by the Alzheimer’s Association, and new Hollywood movies like “St. Vincent” and “Still Alice,” awareness of the disease is increasing. More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Every...

Volunteers with the AARP, who are IRS certified, will assist in the preparation and e-filing of federal and state income tax returns at the Patrick Senior Center in Kings Mountain and the Neal Senior Center in Shelby. The service is free to all qualified individuals, families...

In the U.S., roughly 10,000 people reach retirement age every day. And though not everyone who turns 62 or 65 retires right away, enough do that some companies are trying to head off the problem. Dave Tobelmann, who for 33 years developed new products for General...

With a month remaining to sign up for a health plan through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces, Florida leads the 37 states using the federally-run exchange in the number of people who selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled, the Department of Health and...

A new book challenging the idea that fatty foods are bad for the heart has garnered a lot of attention in the press, while generating visions of steak, pizza and ice cream for those struggling to maintain low-fat eating habits. But renowned cardiologist Dean Ornish,...

Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems. Now they are discovering that chronic stress — a mainstay of modern life — doesn't merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it. "We are just beginning to understand the ways that stress influences...

We’re just halfway through the flu season and it’s already sent thousands of those age 65-plus to the hospital, as well as caused the deaths of 26 children, federal health officials reported. “This year is shaping up to be a bad one, particularly for people 65...

With Wednesday's low temperature projected to fall to zero and wind chills reaching dangerous sub-zero levels, community care agencies are stepping up efforts to assist those in need of special help. The Salvation Army will maintain a warming center for people needing refuge from the cold...