Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, has earned a prestigious national award at the Dorland Health's Fifth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards in Washington, D.C. Sunshine Health won first place for its successful Long-Term Care (LTC) plan and received an honorable mention for...

What do Americans do with elderly family members who can no longer care for themselves? A surprising high number discard them just like they do rubbish. An ugly and often unrecorded fact is that some people ditch their elderly relatives in order to quickly and...

Joan Eisenstodt didn’t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear-nose-and-throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. “He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told...

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Aside from java's energy jolt, food scientists say you may reap another health benefit from a daily cup of joe: prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes. Raw coffee is, on average, just 1...

Say hello to a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing fits: It's the start of allergy season for more than 24.2 million Americans. And this year, say experts, symptoms may be worse than ever. "Global warming is extending the growing and pollinating season, and that extends...

With headlines trumpeting the rising rates of Alzheimer's disease, it's easy to get that distressing feeling that a misplaced coffee cup or forgotten dry cleaning might mean that you (or a loved one) are losing your mental edge or, worse, sliding inevitably toward dementia. But you...

The truth is that we started out so strong. Flipping a Frisbee, pumping iron or feeling the burn, most of the 76 million boomers were poster children for health and fitness. Physical perfection was possible — what else could explain a single generation producing Bo...

One in 12 older Americans doesn't get enough to eat because they have difficulty affording food, according to a new study. "In 2011, 8.35 percent of Americans over age 60 faced the threat of hunger -- that translates to 4.8 million people," study author Craig Gundersen,...

Seniors who slept too little or too much during midlife or after are at increased risk for memory problems, as are those whose sleep habits changed over time, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 15,000 women, 70 and older, who took part in...

Americans with arthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries than those without the condition, a new study reveals. Rates of falls and fall-related injuries over the study's 12-month period were higher among middle-aged and older adults with arthritis in every state and the...