Senior Health in the News

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

09/02/2014 - Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

09/02/2014 - Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

09/02/2014 - Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

09/02/2014 - Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

09/02/2014 -

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

09/02/2014 - But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

09/02/2014 - But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

09/02/2014 - Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says

09/02/2014 - Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

09/02/2014 - Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?

09/02/2014 - These washing and conditioning tips may help

Health Tip: Aging Well

09/02/2014 - Don't smoke

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

09/01/2014 - Support, communication appear to be buffers

Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries

09/01/2014 - Study found program seemed to make low-cal fare an easy choice for a small group of overweight people

Health Tip: Take it Easy After Blood Donation

09/01/2014 - And drink extra fluids

Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan

08/31/2014 - Athletic trainers' group urges heightened awareness of deadly strikes

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

08/29/2014 - NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

Take Steps to Control Bunions

08/29/2014 - Ignoring these painful bumps will only make them worse, foot doctor says

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

08/29/2014 - All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

08/29/2014 - Men with little knowledge of the disease have trouble deciding on treatment, study finds

Did You Know?

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Older Americans are the least physically active age group, according to the Foundation for Health in Aging. Only about 20 percent of older adults are moderately active.