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Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wantedYou've filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical...

Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers adviseWhen people are diagnosed with cancer, it's easy...

Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations

Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers foundVaccination greatly reduces the risk of serious complications from shingles, a new study finds. Shingles occurs when the same...

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alonePatients who go straight home from the hospital following hip...

Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?

Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure whyIt might not feel like it some days, but having children may ultimately help you...

Baby Boomers Get an ‘F’ for Hep C Testing

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study findsDespite recommendations, too few American baby boomers are tested for hepatitis C, a...

Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer’s Nearly Doubles in 15 Years

Price tag hits $259 billion a year, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050, report findsAlzheimer's disease claims nearly twice as many American lives...

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060

Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study findsAs the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers...

Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trendIn some good news for older Americans, a new report shows that colorectal cancer rates among...

Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

And an old adversary -- the obesity epidemic -- may be the cause, U.S. researchers sayAmericans in their early 50s and younger -- Gen...
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