Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds. The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving — particularly in terms of depression. Researchers said it's...

A drop in the number of newly-diagnosed diabetes cases is good public health news. But for the Type 1 diabetes community it's a source of frustration, because the numbers hide their story. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that new cases of...

At 32, I didn’t expect to move into my mom’s basement. I also didn’t expect to miss it so much, now that I’m gone. I wrote about my living situation in October. My boyfriend, Joe, and I were just back from Thailand, where I finished my...

Hearing loss can have a negative impact on work. It can lead to social isolation. It can even contribute to dementia. And one-third of Americans 65 and older have some level of hearing impairment. Typically they wait years to get tested. But there's a scientifically validated...

If you’re a boomer, you’ve been warned: You need checkups for certain cancers, cholesterol, blood pressure and vision — and that’s a lot to keep track of. So you may have missed the news that you — and everyone born between 1945 and 1965 (the...

Returning home from the hospital can be stressful for the older adult for many reasons. In most cases, the patient has been 100 percent dependent on hospital staff and the shift to life at home with less help can be cause for anxiety. While it...

When Cathy Fields was in her late 50s, she noticed she was having trouble following conversations with friends. "I could sense something was wrong with me," she says. "I couldn't focus. I could not follow." Fields was worried she had suffered a stroke or was showing signs...

Nancy Powers had to adjust her travel routine when her best friend and travel partner, Phyllis Wesley, was diagnosed with a degenerative brain condition that affects her speech and comprehension. Juggling bags and leaving her 61-year-old friend alone even for a second became too worrisome. Packing...

When Samira Beckwith was 4, she emigrated from Lebanon with her parents, who were escaping political and religious tensions that were escalating throughout the 1950s. "I packed a small bag to cross the ocean," recalled Beckwith, 63, president and chief executive officer of Hope HealthCare Services...

The research is clear: What you eat has a big impact on your brain. In fact, the right foods — and combinations of foods — can enhance memory, build new brain cells and even help ward off Alzheimer's. Scientists are increasingly examining whole food groups —...