MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 -- As early as middle age, many Americans have problems with dressing, grocery shopping and otherwise caring for themselves -- and for some, it leads to a progressive decline, a new study finds.
The study, of nearly 6,900 middle-aged adults, found that roughly 1 in 5 developed a "functional impairment" before age 65. That meant they had difficulty with routine self-care or daily tasks such as bathing themselves and making meals.
TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 -- The link between exercise and good health is a strong one. Still, many people -- particularly older adults -- find it difficult to take part in formal exercises, and become less physically active over time.
But scientists are discovering that if you keep moving, you can enjoy health benefits throughout your life, especially later on.
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person's disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says.
Unlike age-related arthritis caused by cartilage and bone wear and tear, JIA has more to do with joint inflammation, but it's not clear what triggers this inflammation, said Dr. Barbara Ostrov, a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa.