Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common illness among older adults. For many years, researchers have been raising questions as to why this is the case.
Depression is a very common medical problem among older adults, and is often broken down into two categories: major depression and minor depression.
While foods cannot magically prevent or cure illness, making sure the body has all of the nutrients it needs can help decrease the risk of disease.
Herbal medicines are the foundation of modern prescription drugs. Most medicines including valium, cholesterol medicines, digoxin and aspirin have roots in natural compounds.
Since we were children, most of us have heard about the importance of drinking milk for bone health. As we age, bone health becomes even more important.
Essential tremor is the most common neurological disorder found in the older adult population. It affects between 1 and 5 percent of adults over 60 years of age.
By 2050, the number of people experiencing memory loss will nearly triple due to people living longer and the aging of the baby boomer generation.
Hypothyroidism is a common disease which can cause many common symptoms. It is called the great masquerader because it can mimic many other diseases. Despite its tricks, hypothyroidism can be easy to treat.
One of my biggest challenges as I entered my mid-sixties was recognizing the physiological changes that have been occurring to my body. Something as simple as getting out of my car takes more effort than before.
Osteoporosis affects millions of people each day, but is often only diagnosed only after an injury.