Drug and alcohol deaths increasing among US adults 65 and older, CDC data shows

CNN  —  Deaths related to drug misuse and alcohol abuse appear to be on the rise among older adults in the United States, similar to the recent increases seen among…

COVID-19-related stress, exercise, and oral health-related quality of life among community-dwelling older adults who participated in the CHEER Iwamizawa project, Japan

Nochaiwong, S. et al. Global prevalence of mental health issues among the general population during the coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci. Rep. 11, 10173. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89700-8 (2021).…

COVID booster uptake remains low, despite building evidence they’re as good as older shots – Greeley Tribune

More than two months into the campaign to get people to take updated COVID-19 boosters, only about 18% of Coloradans eligible for the shots, which target more recent variants, have…

Norton to offer COVID-19 bivalent booster to children 5 and older starting Monday – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Children 5 and older will be able to get the bivalent COVID-19 booster at Norton Children’s locations beginning Monday. The FDA and CDC approved the use of Pfizer’s updated COVID-19…

Anxiety: Influential task force recommends screening kids 8 and older

CNN  —  For the first time, the US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended screening for anxiety in children 8 and older. In its final recommendations, published Tuesday in the…

Daily multivitamin potentially linked with improved cognition in older adults in new study

“I have to use the word ‘shocked,’ ” Baker said. The researchers — from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston…

Characteristics of older forests can buffer effects of climate change for some bird species — ScienceDaily

Old-growth forests and managed forests with old-growth characteristics can provide relief from climate change for some bird species, research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry suggests. The study…

Most older adults plan to get updated COVID-19 booster this fall

ANN ARBOR – Updated COVID-19 vaccines that have been formulated to protect against new variants of the virus could soon be available in the U.S. According to a new poll…

Older Generations Are Reclaiming Rites of Passage

Nancy Rhine, a gerontologist and marriage and family therapist in Mill Valley, Calif., has helped about 40 older adults prepare for and process late-life rituals involving hours of retrospection and…

VA Foster Program Helps Older Vets Manage COVID Challenges

July 26, 2022 – Susan Snead used to live in an apartment complex for older adults. The complex had a nice dayroom, and neighbors would knock on her door every…