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Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study February 17, 2017

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond February 17, 2017

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds February 16, 2017

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids February 15, 2017

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players February 15, 2017

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Be Your Child's Valentine February 14, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain February 13, 2017

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions February 11, 2017

Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC February 10, 2017

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not February 10, 2017

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk February 08, 2017

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer? February 06, 2017

Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study February 02, 2017

May be due to gaps in medical knowledge about which patients need more attention, researcher says

Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight February 02, 2017

NASA researchers compare biological differences between Scott and Mark Kelly

Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital February 02, 2017

Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk? February 01, 2017

Fine particles from power plants and cars may be to blame for about 20 percent of cases, study suggests

Health Tip: Strength Training Is For Seniors, Too February 01, 2017

How it may help older people

Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles January 30, 2017

Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

Bilingual People May Have an Edge Against Alzheimer's January 30, 2017

Study found they did better on memory tests that patients who only spoke one language

Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia January 30, 2017

Computer use, crafting, social activities and games all seem to boost brain health, study finds

No Torture, Psychologists' Group Says to Trump January 27, 2017

President urged to continue ban on 'inhuman' practices like waterboarding

Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds January 27, 2017

The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia January 27, 2017

Study found being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's

Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study January 25, 2017

Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

Health Tip: Signs of a Sprained Wrist January 25, 2017

Symptoms of this common injury

Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains January 25, 2017

Study found link between strong cardiorespiratory system and better memory

When Loved One Has Breast Cancer, Partner Suffers, Too January 23, 2017

Anxiety is common even several years later, study finds

Could Obesity Undermine Memory Training in Older Adults? January 23, 2017

Study adds to growing evidence of a link between weight and certain brain functions

Too Much Sitting Ages You Faster January 18, 2017

Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study January 18, 2017

Nearly 80 percent of patients were alive 2 years after getting device that restores normal heart rhythm

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition January 18, 2017

Animal tests showed fewer injections needed to treat age-related macular degeneration

Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia January 18, 2017

But disorienting condition can be treated if recognized, researchers say

Incentives May Spur Poor Families to Buy More Fruits, Veggies January 18, 2017

Many may not know about program that doubles value of food stamps spent on produce, study finds

Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life January 17, 2017

But calorie restriction should start at older ages, researchers say

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 January 16, 2017

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes January 13, 2017

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer's January 13, 2017

But study didn't prove head injuries cause the degenerative brain disease

PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study January 11, 2017

Though scenes are less bloody and more cartoon-like, the effect on young viewers needs scrutiny, researchers say

Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young January 09, 2017

Researchers suggest that an early boost in mind health may help people stay sharp as they age

'Weekend Warriors' Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans January 09, 2017

Study found those who exercised one or two days a week saw gains similar to those who worked out regularly

Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal January 07, 2017

The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say

Hour-Long Nap May Boost Brain Function in Older Adults January 06, 2017

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030 January 06, 2017

Routine eye exams the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say

Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit January 06, 2017

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer! January 06, 2017

Study finds slight improvement in thinking and memory for civically minded

Health Tip: Pick the Right Family Doctor January 05, 2017

Here's what to consider

Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk? January 05, 2017

Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but risk rose as proximity to traffic increased, researchers report

More Signs Mediterranean Diet May Boost Your Brain January 04, 2017

Older adults who favored this eating style lost less brain volume, study finds

Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests January 03, 2017

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

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