Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.
Posted on: 19 April 2018 | 5:06 am
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on.
Posted on: 19 April 2018 | 5:00 am
A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.
Posted on: 18 April 2018 | 4:17 pm
Hurricane Maria totaled Vieques' hospital, which housed the island's only dialysis clinic. That set off an ongoing crisis for patients for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center on the main island takes at least 12 hours.
Posted on: 18 April 2018 | 4:33 am
One of Barbara Bush's enduring legacies is her commitment to books and reading.
Posted on: 17 April 2018 | 8:35 pm
As the opioid epidemic has skyrocketed in the United States, a rise in the number of drug overdose deaths has contributed to a rise in organ transplants, made possible by overdose-death donors, across the country.
Posted on: 17 April 2018 | 4:12 pm
House mice don't carry door keys, but they can freely enter any residence in New York City, from low-rent studios to penthouse suites.
Posted on: 17 April 2018 | 1:50 pm
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.
Posted on: 17 April 2018 | 10:08 am
Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested after asking to use the restroom?
Posted on: 17 April 2018 | 6:23 am
Combining an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy nearly doubled the survival time of some lung cancer patients compared to patients treated with chemotherapy alone, new research published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed.
Posted on: 16 April 2018 | 9:35 am
Drinking one alcoholic drink on a daily basis could shorten your life expectancy, a new study suggests.
Posted on: 13 April 2018 | 10:29 am