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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

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study January 17, 2017

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? January 17, 2017

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults January 11, 2017

Proper footwear a must, especially for people with nerve damage or extreme sensitivity to cold, foot surgeon says

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature January 10, 2017

Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds January 09, 2017

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

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

Linked to improved memory and ability to think clearly in study

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

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

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado January 06, 2017

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

Is Running Bad for Your Knees? January 05, 2017

Study suggests it may slow development of osteoarthritis

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

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

Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing January 04, 2017

Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too January 03, 2017

Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year January 03, 2017

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery December 29, 2016

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others December 29, 2016

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

Antipsychotic Drugs May Up Risk of Early Death in Alzheimer's Patients December 27, 2016

Increased odds were nearly doubled if two antipsychotic medications were taken, study says

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study December 19, 2016

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening December 16, 2016

More study is needed to understand the disparity, researchers say

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomies Tied to Rise in Genetic Testing December 15, 2016

But, researchers did not find a corresponding increase in breast removal surgeries

Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price December 15, 2016

Small study suggests few long-term survivors receive adequate symptom relief

Polar Vortex Tightens Grip on U.S. December 15, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought December 14, 2016

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

Prices Skyrocket on Drugs Widely Used by Seniors: Report December 14, 2016

Cost of brand-name meds for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation rate

Polar Vortex Takes Aim at U.S. December 13, 2016

Doctor offers precautions against hypothermia; go easy when shoveling snow

Test Predicting Alzheimer's Would Be Welcome, Survey Finds December 13, 2016

3 out of 4 seniors said they'd want to know

Tamoxifen May Get Blamed for Unrelated Symptoms December 09, 2016

Perceived side effects might lead some to stop taking the breast cancer preventative, study finds

Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern December 08, 2016

Researchers worried about long-term use together with other medications that cause drowsiness

For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide? December 07, 2016

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk December 07, 2016

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

Baby Boomers Going to Pot December 06, 2016

Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of marijuana over 8 years, study finds

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hip Fracture December 06, 2016

Here's how to protect yourself

'Halo' Effect Common After Lasik Eye Surgery December 02, 2016

But post-op problems typically clear up over time, specialist says

Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia November 30, 2016

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears November 30, 2016

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults? November 29, 2016

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

Never Too Old for a Mammogram? November 28, 2016

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

Hitting the Slopes? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind November 26, 2016

Snowboarders and skiers should always use properly maintained equipment and be fully rested

Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER November 25, 2016

Up to 1 in 10 seniors affected, but harm or neglect can be difficult to identify, geriatric specialist says

No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening: Task Force November 22, 2016

Public invited to comment on draft recommendation, which is the same as one in place since the 1990s

Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds November 21, 2016

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health November 17, 2016

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp November 14, 2016

Study finding raises question of whether something protected their brains

Abdominal Aneurysm Risk Drops When Smokers Quit November 11, 2016

And the longer it is since you had a cigarette, the lower your odds of trouble, study suggests

Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher November 11, 2016

And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection November 10, 2016

Certain groups should start screening earlier, study suggests

Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms November 08, 2016

Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

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