• Sleeping too little, or too much, linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity
    A new study links too little sleep (six hours or less) and too much sleep (10 or more hours) with chronic diseases — including coronary heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and obesity — in adults age 45 and older. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine encourages patients suffering from these common chronic conditions to speak with a sleep medicine physician who can evaluate their sleep patterns.
  • First ever global index to measure wellbeing of older people
    A team has developed the Global AgeWatch Index to help highlight the varying quality of life and wellbeing that older people experience in countries around the world. Global AgeWatch Index 2013 is the first quantitative measure of its kind to focus on the wellbeing of older people on a worldwide scale. The Index compares the experiences of older people from 91 countries around the world and ranks them in order of quality of experience.
  • Falls don’t have to be part of getting older
    Falls, and the injuries they cause, are not an inevitable part of aging. According to researchers, there are many things that can be done to prevent falls.