You may have noticed tennis courts around your community looking a little different recently with more nets and additional lines. Indeed, indoor and outdoor courts across the country are being converted to accommodate pickleball--one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Although it was...

When Al and Tipper Gore made the announcement in 2010 that they were separating after 40 years of marriage, most people were shocked. The parents of four grown children, the couple seemingly had a close, solid, and loving relationship. Like most marriages, they certainly had...

Each year, about 1 million people are treated for pneumonia in the United States and approximately 50,000 die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs which inflames the air sacs resulting...

In  July 1995, the city of Chicago experienced one of the deadliest heat waves in our nation's history. During a period spanning 5 days, 739 people died. Most of the victims were the elderly and infirmed living in the poorest and most dangerous sections of the...

As the baby boom generation ages, this group will create a so-called silver tsunami--a term used to describe the impact of America's graying population. The silver tsunami (also called the gray wave) should hit the United States in  2035. This is the year the U.S. Census...

Is a declining memory inevitable with aging? This may not always be the case, according to a small study published in the October 2017 journal PLOS One. The Northwestern University SuperAging Program conducted the study first using neuropsychological testing to place participants into two groups....

For a large number of baby boomers who are approaching 65 the amount of money they have for retirement is looking bleak. This is according to a 2016 retirement security report from the Government Accountability Office (GOA). In fact, among households age 55 and older, about...

Older adults are a vulnerable population when it comes to being the victims of fraud. Seniors need to be aware of the latest twists on these scams which specifically target people 65 and older. Social Security Fraud Through the years, there have been various versions of different...