Senior Health in the News

Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

12/22/2014 - Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

12/22/2014 - Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects

Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2014

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Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

12/22/2014 - Sanctioned for complicated abdominal, urinary tract infections

Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

12/22/2014 - Women taking bisphosphonates had about half the risk, study reports

Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

12/22/2014 - Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

12/22/2014 - Might be useful for livestock and even people, researchers say

Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness

12/22/2014 - Easy ways to get more exercise

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

12/22/2014 - Most notably, loud snoring

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

12/21/2014 - Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies

12/20/2014 - Some tips to avoid bad reactions to the seasonal good times

Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk

12/19/2014 - These substances doubled the likelihood of an attempt, study says

Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

12/19/2014 - Associated with genetic defect

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

12/19/2014 - Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets

12/19/2014 - Lowers chances of infected donation

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

12/19/2014 - Outbreak has sickened 28 people in 10 states; 4 have died and 26 have been hospitalized, agency says

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

12/19/2014 - Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

12/19/2014 - Nearly one-quarter of samples from West Coast vendors tested positive, study says

Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

12/19/2014 - Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

12/19/2014 - Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

Did You Know?

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No matter what your age, exercise offers the same benefits: more energy, improved self-esteem, healthier heart, lungs and joints, and stronger muscles. Even if you have a chronic disease, exercise can make ease symptoms and help you cope, says the American Physical Therapy Association.