- Developing dementia is not inevitable: how you live your life in your 20s and 30s could impact your cognitive health in those golden years.
- The diet is known to control hypertension, diabetes, gout and kidney disease and was named the best diet for the 8th year in a row by US News & World Report.
- Go ahead and give up that gym membership.
- A new study says about one third of FDA-approved drugs pose risks the agency wasn't aware of.
- Buying groceries in a virtual world could be a test for Alzheimer’s disease.
- Want better skin? Collagen is a protein that does a lot more than add to the cost of a skin cream — it is essential to keeping your body working. But you need to ingest it.
- Our body is constantly taking care of business, such as making our heart beat, without any conscious input from our mind.
- Women’s brains start to show signs of decline well before they become senior citizens.
- Sitting in a chair to do yoga could help people with pain in their lower joints.
- Will a futuristic anti-aging serum be available soon? Some details still need to be figured out.
- A lot of us feel the urge to nap during the day, so maybe we should embrace it.
- Doctors took measurements of two body parts in older patients and found that when one of them was bigger, those people were less likely to die of heart disease.
Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician, or physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs.