Death & Dying

Many Women Miss Out on Lifesaving CPR

America's hang-ups over sexuality and gender could cost women their lives when their heart suddenly stops, a new study suggests. Simply put, women suffering from...

Eat Well, Age Well

A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report. The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were...

Nursing Home Often Only Option for Single Men After Stroke

It's a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home...

How Your Thyroid Could Be Working Against Your Heart

The tiny thyroid gland could have a big impact on heart health, new research suggests. Middle-aged and older adults with an elevated thyroid hormone may...

Today’s Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggestsAs Americans in their 50s move toward retirement age, many are in worse overall health...

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data showsThe number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory...

1 in 3 Seniors Take Sleep Aids

But national guidelines generally recommend against these products for those over 65One-third of older Americans take something to help them sleep, but most don't...

Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?

Study finds many patients can manage self-testing, but one doctor questions its valueFor many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check...

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime

Activities enjoyed when younger are often continued, but lots of men take up walking as they ageActive middle-aged men are likely to stay...

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar diseaseSeniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they...
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