An aging nation that's living longer but with growing rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases points to an emerging health care crisis, says a report out Tuesday that analyzes seniors' health status state-by-state. Just two years ago, the first Baby Boomers turned 65, setting...

One of the things I love about covering the way we grow older is that it requires a constant awareness of the future. When you think about it, aging is progress: You're moving forward in time, changing the world around you according to the way...

Sixty seconds after takeoff, Dave Sanderson heard the explosion. "I had never heard anything like that on a plane before," he recalls. "I was sitting four rows behind the left wing. I looked out and saw fire." Sanderson, 53, flew often for his work as a software...

President Obama’s latest physical examination found him in excellent health, except for one nagging little pain: no, not his political critics. He has “recurrent plantar fasciitis” of the right foot, says his physician. The condition (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of...

l So you're in extreme pain and have been told you need a total knee replacement. You're not alone. The number of knee replacements in the U.S. has almost doubled in the past decade, to 600,000 a year, in large part because boomers like you want...

l "I think I'm having a heart attack," Georgia Chapman said, to anyone who would listen. Two paramedics and an emergency room doctor told her no, she was fine — just a healthy 55-year-old stressed out from working two jobs. Go home and rest, they...

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers and Amerigroup Florida are among an emerging breed of healthcare providers issuing asthma applications and devices to patients. Both systems are issuing Propeller Health’s app and sensor, which attaches to a standard inhaler, as part of their respiratory health management programs to...

Retirees who move to Florida and Arizona - popular retirement destinations - may not be getting the quality of life they expect, according to a study that ranked U.S. states by their long-term care services. Florida, a retiree mecca with the nation's highest proportion of residents...