Here are our picks for the most memorable performances with the biggest age gaps between star and character. Did they pull it off?
How could that change our understanding about, for starters, chronic disease, aging and obesity?
Inspired by a new book, “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old,” I’m taking stock of my life and deciding what I need to reconsider.
More details on why experts advise to wait to claim benefits and on benefits for divorced spouses.
New research is intensifying the life span debate — with profound implications for the future of the planet.
Graceful final chapters in tennis can be difficult to achieve, as Serena Williams and Roger Federer are learning firsthand.
From the top of the big kids’ slide, you can see forever.
A new study challenges assumptions about energy expenditure by people, including the idea that metabolism slows at middle age.
Many doctors on the front lines say unvaccinated patients in their 20s and 30s are becoming more severely ill, and more quickly. But comprehensive data is lacking.
Vera Jiji’s beloved cello, tucked away in the back of her closet, remained untouched, almost forgotten, for over 40 years. It’s been like a second life for her.
Francis suffered a disorder that is relatively common and treatable, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
People ages 18 to 26 have been slow to get their shots, aides to President Biden said, ruling out the possibility of getting 70 percent of adults at least partly vaccinated by Independence Day.
By studying centenarians, researchers hope to develop strategies to ward off Alzheimer’s disease and slow brain aging for all of us.
People who start to exercise before or during middle age typically save from $824 to $1,874 annually on health care costs after retirement.
Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.
What happens if we slow down aging?
Have your career goals withered after 16 months of pandemic-life? Three women share their stories of later-in-life career success.
The Times’s longtime Personal Health columnist and the nation’s most famous doctor met recently to talk about life as octogenarians and beyond. Listen to their conversation.
Vaccination brings greater freedoms. That has tempted some people to try the most un-German of activities: cutting in line.
The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you can do it.
About 17 million children in the age group are newly eligible for the vaccine, the biggest indication yet that life could soon return to something more like normal for American teenagers.
Job losses, rather than rising asset values, seem to be the main cause in upending a decades-long trend.
Over all, the birthrate declined by 4 percent in 2020. Births were down most sharply in December, when babies conceived at the start of the health crisis would have been born.
She gave up competitive swimming after the 1948 Games in London — until her doctor prescribed the pool for back pain. She staged an astonishing comeback.
Even as vaccines roll out, more younger people in Michigan are being hospitalized than at any other point in the pandemic. And they’re coming in sicker.
How I’m changing my perspective on life.
As some people start to shake off coronavirus precautions, those who are waiting their turn for a vaccine say the FOMO is real. “It’s like when every friend is getting engaged before you.”
In “Ageless,” Andrew Steele explores the science of aging and the advances that might let humans prolong their lives by decades.
A clinical trial found no symptomatic infections among vaccinated children ages 12 to 15, the companies said, and there were no serious side effects. The data have not yet been reviewed by independent experts.
Older people with mild cognitive impairment showed improvements in brain blood flow and memory after a yearlong aerobic exercise program.
Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults.
Medical privacy has become the latest casualty of vaccination efforts, as friends, co-workers and even total strangers ask intrusive questions about personal health conditions.
The number of older adults who use cannabis is on the rise, and some health experts are concerned.
New surveys show that in the last year, older adults tended to be more positive than younger ones, suggesting that the ability to cope improves with age.
With British venues closed and years advancing, there’s even less time to see some of the finest actors in their 80s onstage.
“Folklore,” the album that earned five of Swift’s six Grammy nominations, is stocked with references to the specific, oft-denigrated insight of teenagers.
The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.
Sedentary, older adults who took aerobic dance classes twice a week showed improvements in brain areas critical for memory and thinking.
American life expectancy fell by one year, to 77.8 years, in the first half of 2020. It may rebound as the pandemic’s end approaches.
From the perspective of Black people, particularly many young ones, the government is not to be trusted.
Until Joe Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, President Trump holds the record for the country’s oldest chief executive. At 42, Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest.
At the start of the pandemic, I was “Dr. No” to my in-laws and cancer patients, but my conversations have become more nuanced.
Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say.
Including high-intensity training in your workouts provided better protection against premature death than moderate workouts alone.
Before the pandemic, I’d been spending less time in my basement office and more time out doing some good with like-minded people. Was this the magic elixir that improved my health?
The course has many quirks, and these Masters pros are intimate with them.
Lord knows that we need someone with wisdom and experience right now.
Older male chimps follow a pattern that researchers also see in humans, preferring to have positive relationships with a few good friends.
A Harvard researcher added up the number of years that Americans who died from Covid-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy.
After working for others, some Americans find opportunities in working for themselves — while catering to people growing older.