Water System Blamed in Fatal Legionnaire's Disease OutbreakA summer Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home and sickened dozens more was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards.
Study: Depression Can Precede Memory Loss In Alzheimer'sNew study finds older Americans who show signs of depression, sleep loss and other behavioral problems were are more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
St. Louis Facing Needed Upgrades to Aging Water InfrastructureSt. Louis has to start facing up to its aging clean water infrastructure, so says a new report released by the Metro Water Infrastructure Partnership.
Postponing Chronic Disease Development Means Less Time Spent Sick Washington University researchers say changing how medical care is delivered could help prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend the total number of years we remain healthy.
STL Village to Unveil Senior Living ProjectA group of older residents in St. Louis will unveil a new effort that encourages like-minded seniors to coalesce into a village where they can live, work and shop.
Holiday Visits Spark Worries About Older Relatives"Something happened over that visit that they finally picked up that mom is getting frail and might need some help," says Ann Bannes, Vice President,St. Andrews Resources for Seniors.
Docks Under Scrutiny At Lake Of The OzarksAging electrical wiring installed decades ago on docks at the Lake of the Ozarks is getting a closer look after a trio of deaths this summer.
City Dying Earlier than Surrounding AreasThe average life expectancy in St. Louis city is notably lower than other areas.