Testing for Alzheimer’s risk is possible, but some experts say the tests carry risks of their own.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are receiving medical devices that were once considered nearly exclusive to the elderly. The shift is profoundly changing patient care and expanding the fortunes of the medical-technology industry while amplifying concerns over the safety and oversight of some products.
Many people find midlife to be a great time to tackle new challenges: a job, a hobby, a sport, or a cause. That’s because people in their 50s and 60s are often experiencing life changes that can serve as motivations to try something new.
Forget the flight to Snowbird states, Minnesota seniors: It turns out that the healthiest place to grow old is right here. For the second year in a row, Minnesota came in first in the United Health Foundation ranking of healthiest states for senior citizens.