Opioid crisis: What can be done?

Nearly 2 million people abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids, and more than half a million abuse or are dependent on heroin—statistics that have skyrocketed over the past decade.

Birth defects tied to Zika in Panama

Panama has reported its first case of birth defects associated with the Zika virus, new evidence of the epidemic’s potentially dangerous effects spreading throughout the region.

Brazil military fight mosquitoes

The Brazilian Naval officers and seamen in spotless, crisp uniforms surrounded the white bucket Monday and moved in -- the Zika-transmitting mosquito larvae didn't stand a chance.

Healthy aging: Preserving your bones and joints

As aging conspires to chip away at your bone and joint health, experts explain what you can do to maintain these through every phase of life .Whether you’re a young adult, baby boomer or senior, here’s what you can do now.

Healthy aging: Preventing Isolation

Loneliness and isolation can have serious consequences for seniors' physical and mental health, these factors has been associated with people developing more chronic illnesses and facing a higher risk of death. Social connection is key for senior well-being.

The benefits of getting older

Most of us dread getting older. But there’s mounting evidence that old age brings happiness, intellect and even better sex. Several studies have shown that older people have more – and better – sex than you might think

‘To Panama (or Chile) when I'm 64 ...’

HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch Index places Panama at number 20 in the list, one spot ahead of Chile, the next best country in the region in all round quality of life for the world's elder citizens

Bending the (Aging) Curve

“Bending the curve”, a term coined by exercise physiologist Joseph Signorile PhD., is also the perfect analogy when considering one’s overall health through the golden years.

Cardiovascular Health: is there really a gender bias?

We tend to think of heart health as some distant, looming issue bound to affect the men in our lives as we get older. The truth is cardiovascular disease affects both men and women, and should be consistently addressed throughout our lifetime.