WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Richard McIntosh hadn't had any pets since his childhood farm dogs, but then he started a relationship with a competitive dog trainer and found his life filled with Golden Retrievers.
Now McIntosh, 59, of Cornelius, Ore., can't imagine growing old without a dog or two by his side.
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say.
"So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration," including urinary tract and respiratory infections, frequent falls and other problems, said study author Janet Mentes. She's a professor of nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- Your grandparents' chronic aches and pains might best be eased with a little weed, a new study suggests.
Not only did folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures and e-cigarettes allowed a third of these patients to reduce their use of opioid painkillers, researchers found.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Interacting with lots of different people may help you live longer and healthier, a new study suggests.
Older people who spend more time with family members, close friends, acquaintances, casual friends and even strangers were more likely to be physically active, spend less time sitting or lying around and have a more positive attitude and fewer negative feelings, the researchers found.