With age comes wisdom: mostly true. But a new study helps explain why one part of us - our immune system - gets decidedly dumber with age.
Connecting with friends and family and remaining active are just a few of the tips for enjoying a longer life mentioned in this BeWell Q&A.
Stanford study finds the lifespan of people over the age of 65 in developed countries is steadily increasing and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Modifying diet and increasing exercise during midlife can help women ward off heart disease and diabetes, Stanford-led study finds.
From the data of more than 40 million births, scientists link paternal age to birth risks and even risks to the mother’s health.
The first nursing postdoc at Stanford, Nancy Dudley, brings a passion for the care of the severely ill to her palliative care research.
A new study finds tai chi balance training can be more effective than conventional exercise approaches for reducing falls in older adults with a high risk for falling.
With half of all cases of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias going undiagnosed, researchers develop app to help in early screening
Older people are more susceptible to infection, cancer, and autoimmunity than younger people. This may be the result of our immune cells' receiving increasingly random marching orders as we age.
A new study led by the late Ben Barres suggests that rogue astrocytes may be involved in memory loss in otherwise healthy older brains.
Stanford's Ruth O'Hara discusses research on worrying and its impact on cognition, memory and effective disorders in older adults.
A Stanford and VA team investigated how health care systems affect care given at the end of life.
Worrying actually helps alleviate the negative effects on memory and cognitive processing caused by depression and anxiety in older adults, according to a new study …
It's not every day that early-stage research at Stanford's School of Medicine generates its own New Yorker cartoon. But a few years ago, news of a …
Ten years ago, when the Stanford Center on Longevity was brand new, people didn’t really talk about “longevity.” Instead, the term of art was “aging,” …
Putting patients with dementia into the hospital, unless absolutely necessary, can do more harm than good, according to an editorial recently published in the Journal …