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Today’s seniors report fewer depression symptoms than their parents

A University of Pittsburgh study that looked at successive generations of seniors highlights the need for medical professionals to be aware of potential differences in people who were born in different eras.

The older you get the more time you spend alone. That can mean more health problems.

Too much time alone could be a sign of social isolation, which has been associated with health problems among older people.

The Soup Squad gang proves you can help others even when you need help yourself

This group in assisted-living at Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates makes soups for seniors still living at home who need help with meals.

Penn finds a way to reduce ICU doctor burnout, improve fulfillment

Shorter rotations improved both burnout and fulfillment.

Cancer patients with ‘paternalistic’ doctors more likely to get aggressive care in their last month of life

The Rutgers study found that both patient and physician attitudes affected choices in patients with incurable cancer.

A survey asks: How old is old? Respondents’ answers were complicated.

51 percent of the adults surveyed said you’re old by the time you’re in your 70s.

Comcast will now let people with disabilities control their TVs with their eyes

The new system is meant to help people with serious disabilitie that impede hand control and voice, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

With techniques used to save the heart, surgeons are rescuing limbs from the ravages of diabetes

Good medical care, including surgery, can help diabetics with serious vascular problems keep their feet and legs.