To help us understand muscle loss as we age, a Stanford Medicine research team’s engineered tissue is sent to the International Space Station.
Blood levels of a brain-derived substance in people in their 90s and 100s accurately predict how much longer they're going to live.
This final post in the Reducing Falls For Older Adults series offers tips for avoiding falls during the pandemic, such as online exercise programs.
The third blog post in the series, Reducing Falls For Older Adults, offers recommendations for remaining physically active to reduce the risk of falling.
The second post in the Reducing Falls For Older Adults series identifies three problematic areas in a house and provides tips for making them safer.
This is the first blog post in the series, Reducing Falls For Older Adults. Know which risk factors increase the likelihood of a fall.
Stanford palliative care physician Winnie Teuteberg, MD, says terminally ill patients often want to discuss their prognosis with their doctors.
A Stanford dermatologist weighs in on using retinol to fight aging, acne and other skin problems, and whether it deserves the hype.
Stanford-led research finds that the blood-brain barrier may be much more permeable -- albeit selectively so -- than previously thought.
Experts from the Stanford Caregiver Center offer help for people doing the sometimes overwhelming work of caring for ill or vulnerable loved ones.
A large percentage of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in nursing homes. In a podcast interview, a Stanford geriatrician explains why.
Advance care planning allows people to reflect on what is important to them, and what care they'd want if they become critically ill, says Stanford physician Grant Smith.
A survey of Americans' well-being shows that seniors with low incomes are reporting worse mental health while their physical health is stable.
The latest Dean's Lecture Series featured AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on aging: "We need to prepare for a time when it's commonplace to live to be 100."
The health of poor, older adults in the U.S. varies substantially across local geographic regions, Stanford researchers found.
Stanford's Susan Golden discusses how life expectancy is steadily increasing worldwide and how to prepare and live a healthy long life.