Latest Seniors' health News

Top doctors say not so fast to Biden's boosters-for-all plan

Sep. 18, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge to “follow the science,” Biden found himself...

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

Sep. 17, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe...

FDA advisory panel endorses COVID-19 booster shots only for Americans 65 and over or at high risk for severe disease

Sep. 17, 2021 16:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA advisory panel endorses COVID-19 booster shots only for Americans 65 and over or at high risk for severe disease.

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 08, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. September 2, 2021. Editorial: Florida should brace for a Texas-style attack on women’s reproductive rights ‘The misogyny rippling through this law is staggering.’ At midnight Sept. 1, the constitutional...

Ex-Finnish president, Nobel winner has advanced Alzheimer's

Sep. 02, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has withdrawn from all public activities. The office of the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Thursday that the 84-year-old...

Social media's 70-up 'grandfluencers' debunking aging myths

Sep. 02, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan MacDonald’s health was in shambles at age 71. She was overweight and on numerous medications with high cholesterol, rising blood pressure and kidney trouble. Her daughter, a fitness coach, warned that she'd wind up an invalid if she didn't turn...

Couple dead at Hawaii assisted living center; note found

Aug. 31, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An elderly couple with gunshot wounds died Tuesday at a Hawaii assisted living center and a note was left behind indicating they took their lives, police said. Honolulu Police Lt. Deena Thoemmes declined to detail the note's contents. She said police...

Honolulu officials: Elderly man, woman die from apparent murder-suicide at Waikiki assisted living center

Aug. 31, 2021 18:27 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials: Elderly man, woman die from apparent murder-suicide at Waikiki assisted living center.

Md. senior bowling group members value exercise, camaraderie

Aug. 29, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — It was easy to see Jackie McMahon was laughing, but not so easy to hear over the cacophony of crashing pins and rolling balls. One by one, her friends went up for their shot. They picked up the small duckpin bowling ball and swung it down the lane....

Aiding Alzheimer's Association personal for Broncos, Bowlens

Aug. 18, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coaches ditched their usual navy and orange attire Wednesday for purple T-shirts as the franchise held its third annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. “Obviously it's touched this organization in a deep way with the Bowlen family...