Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew announces a major milestone in his recovery from a massive heart attack last fall and implant of a mechanical heart pump at Scripps Health’s Prebys Cardiovascular Institute.

Scientists have recently found evidence that professional football players are susceptible to a progressive degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a significant and surprising amount of CTE in males who had participated in amateur contact sports in their youth.

Naps, knitting and nuzzling with the grandchildren - the traditional image of retirement is being challenged by the more than 76 million baby boomers in the United States.