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For older adults contemplating what might happen to them during this pandemic, ventilators are a fraught symbol.
Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
Older adults said they liked the idea of “interdependence” ― acknowledging that people need one another from childhood to older age.
A new classification system may more accurately reflect liver-related death trends in the United States.
“We’re trying to help them age in place with the best quality of life,” said Lisa Mears-Morris of the social services pilot program.
It’s crucial to get the entire picture of the potential benefits and risks of treatment.
A six-week exercise program resulted in better mental health outcomes for older adults with cancer.
For many, good health means more than the lack of illness or disability, and poor physical functioning plays a less important role.
Clearly, we’re still missing many opportunities to save lives.
This physician was disheartened by the health care system’s complexity and its all-too-frequent absence of caring and compassion.
Sitting for long periods is associated with an increased risk of multiple diseases, including certain cancers, and a higher chance of death.
The issues and challenges associated with the disease are often quite different from those that arise in younger women.
This age group accounted for 16 percent of all patients diagnosed with screening-detected cancers in a recent study.
New programs aim to make sure that older patients understand what surgery might mean for them—the potential benefits as well as harm
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