Preventive Health

Teaching seniors how to prevent falls

An Iowa program uses evidence-based findings to help seniors stay independent longer and avoid falls.  Read More »

Artery health related to diet

New research has found aging blood vessels is more of a reflection of a sedentary culture than genetics, suggesting healthy aging is possible.  Read More »

FDA allows consumers to test for genetic risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe to market personal genetic tests for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac disease, among others for less than the cost of a new smartphone. Read More »

Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations. Read More »

Activities to prevent memory loss

Researchers observed seniors who pick up mentally stimulating activities, even later in life, can help protect themselves against mild cognitive impairment.  Read More »

Health risks and the aging LGBT community

Researchers at the University of Washington conducted the first-of-its-kind study of the unique health challenges LGBT adults face as they age. Read More »