Researchers found most hospital-acquired infections originate from patients’ own bodies, often from their large intestines, home to hundreds of different bacterial strains.
An older adult's ability to think, remember, and make decisions can be diminished in the first month following heart valve surgery.
The National Poll on Healthy Aging suggests only a small percentage of Americans in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested but many are interested.
An international group of more than 40 of the top bone health experts issued updated recommendations for osteoporosis treatment in seniors.
A large study suggests daily, low-dose aspirin does not prolong life or cut disability or dementia risk, and that it can raise the risk of bleeding.
Older adults who practice the ancient Chinese martial art tai chi have a lower risk of falling than those who participate in other forms of exercise.