- Advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology, designed to analyze jet turbine blades and engineered parts, reveals development of pulmonary fibrosis in the lungs.
- Death is difficult to talk about, but doctors may have a particularly hard time, especially when they lack training.
- A daily dose of vitamin D3 improved heart function in people with heart muscle weakness: study.
- Elderly populations are growing faster than any other age group in just about every country across the world.
- Too afraid to think about death, we avoid making necessary choices about how to manage our savings during retirement.
- Living out your last days at home may provide you with a few more ticks of the clock, a new study finds.
- Transcranial direct current stimulation is an effective secondary treatment for patients recovering from stroke.
- Yoga helped reduce blood pressure and heart rate in people diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: study.
- Older Latino adults who partake in Latin dancing could reap its benefits, from boosting walking speed to physical fitness.
- The CDC is investigating 18 deaths and 44 cases of infection from Elizabethkingia, a type of bacteria that is often antibiotic-resistant, in Wisconsin.
- Adopting a positive attitude toward growing old might help us live longer.
- Older men are having more sex than older women; though some seniors feel more "open," others say a partner's poor health gets in the way.
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.