Last year's flu season turned out to be less severe than initially feared, perhaps because the H1N1 scare made people more vigilant about flu vaccinations. Now another flu season is upon us. And while the World Health Organization has declared an end to the H1N1 pandemic, the organization expects the virus to circulate for years to come and to continue affecting young people most severely. That means getting vaccinated against the flu is just as important as ever.

Over the past several years advances in medications have made a big impact on the quality of life for heart failure patients. These medicines can help stabilize heart function, relieve symptoms and keep patients out of the hospital. But for prescriptions to be effective, patients must be proactive in understanding their medications and talk with their doctors about how the medicines affect their health.

Younger generations of Americans have long looked up to their elders as paragons of good financial common sense. The “Greatest Generation” managed to get through the country’s toughest economic conditions with a dogged attitude about saving and minimal spending. So it’s surprising to find out that many seniors are facing high levels of credit card debt.

There is a $10 billion industry profiting from the trading and selling of consumers’ personal information -- without consumers’ knowledge or their consent. Here's how to protect yourself from it.

Anyone can fall victim to seasonal colds and flu, but evidence shows that older people are more susceptible. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself.

If you’re a baby boomer, you may be in better financial shape than people in other generations. But you might also feel greater pressure to preserve the wealth you’ve retained and protect your ability to continue saving for retirement. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing threats to the financial health of Americans.

When someone you care about is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, here are some steps you can take to make their care more manageable.