Alicia Munnell has never been one to sugarcoat her opinions. As a top economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1991, she shook up the New England banking industry by documenting discriminatory lending practices. As an official in the Clinton administration, she opposed the...

Another study is adding evidence to the case for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease with the compounds in cannabis. Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease this September “strongly suggest that THC [the main active ingredient in marijuana] could be a potential therapeutic...

Health officials have warned that type 2 diabetes is a growing problem that is only going to get worse if we don’t curb our overeating and amend our diets, but now new research has found that that a daily dose of yogurt could help to...

A Florida doctor aims to turn the former Garden House nursing home into assisted living for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The Garden House, at 1358 Manchester Drive N.E. near Rockdale Medical Center, abruptly closed in May 2013 because of an unexpected foreclosure on its...

It's that time of year again, when we hear how grim the upcoming holiday travel season will be. Yes, planes, trains and roads will be crowded, especially now that the economy is perking up. And there's always the chance that snowstorms will gum up the...

The first issue of a new publication series from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) called From Policy to Practice explores pain as a public health problem and takes a look at how various policies impact the care provided to patients in a range of...

Thanksgiving eve should be a warm and fuzzy family night as college students return home and older adult children who live a distance fly back to the nest. More likely, the college kids will dump their bags by the front door and dash out again...

"It's been known for a long time that as people age their maximum aerobic capacity, or 'horsepower,' declines, and that is true for runners as well," says study leader Prof. Justus Ortega, from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. "What's new here is we found that...

As we age, we have an increasingly harder time ignoring distractions. But new research online in the Cell Press journal Neuron reveals that by learning to make discriminations of a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, we can diminish our distractibility. A similar strategy might...