Category Archive: Aging

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ How Safe Are Your Supplements?

Alice Ollstein of Politico, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest national health spending estimates, another FDA crackdown on dietary supplements and lawsuits between insurers and the federal government that could result in a windfall for consumers.

Seniors Aging In Place Turn To Devices And Helpers, But Unmet Needs Are Common

A new study examines how seniors with deteriorating strength and other physical functions deal with such challenges as taking a shower or getting dressed in the morning.

A ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Pill? Sure, If You’re A Mouse.

The race for the cure to aging sparks hope and hype among top scientists — plus billions of dollars in investment.

Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

A pilot program for frail low-income seniors provides much-needed help in dealing with “daily activities” and offers practical solutions.

Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

A pilot program for frail low-income seniors provides much-needed help in dealing with “daily activities” and offers practical solutions.

Boot Camp After 60: 10 Steps To Turn Around Unhealthy Habits

Older men and women often struggle to find the motivation to embrace a healthy lifestyle. We talk to experts about how to make the changes and how to keep them.

Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes)

Whether because of illness or inactivity, many seniors need to up their protein game to maintain strength and mobility.

When Needs Arise, These Older Women Have One Another’s Backs

Many women aging alone want to hold on to their independence. But, when illness or disability strikes, they often need assistance. A program in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco offers numerous ways to help.

Assisted Living’s Breakneck Growth Leaves Patient Safety Behind

An analysis of inspection records in California, Florida and Texas shows significant numbers of violations related to assisted living residents with dementia.

In Grandma’s Stocking: An Apple Watch To Monitor Falls, Track Heart Rhythms

The new-generation gadget is designed to alert and protect wearers from falls and heart problems, expanding Apple’s target audience beyond the usual, tech-savvy, early adopters to those with older tickers.

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