- Blood pressure medication may raise the risk of serious fall injuries by 40 percent in older patients with hypertension, a new study finds.
- Sitting and a sedentary lifestyle may double your risk of disability after 60, a new study finds.
- Loneliness will increase your risk of premature death, but moving to Florida won't help, a new study finds.
- A jury in a vaginal-mesh lawsuit regarding Johnson & Johnson's TVT sling may hear about destruction of documentation.
- The hard of hearing may boost their lesser sense with some temporary blindness, a new study finds.
- A simple, computer-based test may predict your likelihood of dying early by assessing your reaction time.
- Maintain brain size in old age by increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, a group of fats commonly found in fish like salmon and trout.
- Balancing your population of gut bacteria makes you live longer by reducing chronic inflammatory responses.
- A variation of the gene APOE may represent a promising target for Alzheimer's disease prevention in people with mild cognitive decline, a new study finds.
- The SAGE test is a short pen-and-paper quiz that can spot cognitive issues indicative of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
- The average U.S. lifespan has increased consistently over the past 50 years, federal health officials reported on Monday.
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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.