One of the occupational hazards of being a journalist is that you often have to distribute bad news. But every so often you get to share something that's a bit more cheerful. This is one of those times.
Rates for five of the top 15 causes of death have fallen significantly over the past year, though overall lifespan has stayed the same, a government analysis found.
Medicare beneficiaries with heart valve damage will be able to have a valve replacement covered under certain conditions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.
The Obama administration has said it will devote $50 million to fund Alzheimer's research this year, and an additional $80 million in 2013.
In a rare blow to positive news surrounding statins, a new study reveals the heart drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes in older women.
Daily doses of aspirin in elderly adults can double the risk for developing the "wet" version of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.
One of the realities of the national budget crisis is that government funding for age-related health conditions — particularly Alzheimer's — is drying up, says a new report from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Seniors with chronic diseases have a significantly higher risk of death--up to 92%--during a heat wave. A recent Canadian report examines why.