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'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly August 18, 2017

Stays are often two weeks longer, British study says

Voters in Counties With Worse Life Expectancy Turned to Trump in Election August 17, 2017

Study found link between two; researchers point to poverty, lack of health insurance, unhealthy lifestyles

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns August 16, 2017

Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study August 15, 2017

But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years August 15, 2017

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

Could Newborn Heart Stem Cells Jump-Start Old Hearts? August 15, 2017

Rat study suggests they can, but animal research doesn't always pan out in humans

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates August 14, 2017

Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging

Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80 August 14, 2017

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters August 13, 2017

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen? August 11, 2017

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat August 10, 2017

And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

Certain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis August 10, 2017

Risk was doubled among men who did electrical work, and tripled among bricklayers, study finds

Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance August 10, 2017

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls August 10, 2017

What you should look for in the shoe store

For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes August 09, 2017

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S. August 09, 2017

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients August 09, 2017

Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains August 09, 2017

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later August 08, 2017

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

Caring for Aging Parents August 08, 2017

When you need help to help them

Health Tip: One of Three Adults Gets Shingles August 08, 2017

It's the same virus that causes chickenpox in kids

Health Tip: If You're a Caregiver August 08, 2017

Don't ignore your own health

Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter? August 08, 2017

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care August 07, 2017

While they believe in price shopping, they don't follow through, researchers report

Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study August 07, 2017

But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat August 07, 2017

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk August 07, 2017

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia August 06, 2017

But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periods

Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength August 04, 2017

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow August 03, 2017

Study of 188 countries finds burden of impaired vision falls hardest on developing nations

Traveling With Dementia: Tips for Family Caregivers August 03, 2017

Stick to familiar routines, advises Alzheimer's Foundation

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors August 02, 2017

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins August 02, 2017

Country-wide comparison finds geography, age and gender affect who gets cholesterol-lowering meds

Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another August 02, 2017

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo August 02, 2017

In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself August 01, 2017

Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

Health Tip: Alzheimer's Affects Sleep August 01, 2017

Here's how

Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds July 31, 2017

Large trial comparing it to warfarin finds aspirin not tied to more hospitalizations or deaths

Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk July 31, 2017

Study found odds for mental decline still higher for those born in certain southeastern U.S. states

Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time July 28, 2017

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year July 28, 2017

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study July 27, 2017

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders July 27, 2017

'We need to bring men into the conversation,' researcher says

Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia July 26, 2017

In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain trouble

The Couple That Lives Together Shares Skin Bacteria Together July 26, 2017

Similarities allowed researchers to pinpoint which folks were partners 86 percent of the time

In Mice, Brain Cells Discovered That Might Control Aging July 26, 2017

These stem cells might hold valuable clues to time's effects on the body

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease July 25, 2017

No position on the football field seemed to confer protection, study says

Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health July 25, 2017

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives? July 25, 2017

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

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