Seniors at risk for dementia may help safeguard their memory and ability to think by adopting a healthier lifestyle, a new study from Finland suggests. Older people who began eating right, exercising, playing "brain games" and socializing more often performed better on memory and problem-solving tests...

The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new studies shows. In one U.S. study, researchers found that compared with the late 1970s, the rate of dementia diagnosis was...

Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals. "We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years," said senior study author Dr. Josef Coresh, a professor of...

For older Americans, a fall can sometimes bring serious health consequences. And a new study finds that seniors are more likely to fall while carrying out routine daily errands than when they are walking for exercise. As the researchers noted, seniors are in a bind when...

In response to increasing awareness of the cumulative and sometimes devastating effects of concussion, a multi-pronged approach was developed to help with diagnosis and treatment of concussions. The program includes baseline pre-testing and post-concussion testing with ImPACT, coach and parent training on concussion avoidance and...

This month, in a compassionate attempt to improve health care options and significantly lower costs, Florida has emerged as the first state providing a health plan with Medicaid which has been exclusively designed to assist those with serious and debilitating mental illness, including such issues...

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show 75 percent of adults infected with hepatitis are adults born between 1945 and 1965. While anyone can get Hepatitis C, Baby Boomers are five times more likely to have the disease and most don't know they are infected. Because...

(Editor's note: This is a conversation between WUSF All Things Considered Host Craig Kopp and Health News Florida Editor Carol Gentry.) CRAIG: Carol, we’re here to talk about insurance rates on the individual market under the Affordable Care Act the next time people have opportunity to...