Senior Health in the News

CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

10/21/2014 - Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study

10/20/2014 - Testing would-be passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could spot 3 cases of disease a month

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says

10/20/2014 - Researchers conclude Sovaldi is cost-effective

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

10/20/2014 - To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

10/20/2014 - Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals

10/20/2014 - Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock

Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

10/20/2014 - Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality

Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

10/20/2014 - Taking drug in addition to chemotherapy also reduces risk of cancer recurrence

For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?

10/20/2014 - Study suggests male beverage consumption affects in vitro fertilization results

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

10/20/2014 - Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

10/20/2014 - Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say

Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2014

10/20/2014 -

Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

10/20/2014 - With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

10/20/2014 - Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

10/20/2014 - National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds

10/20/2014 - Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say

Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus

10/20/2014 - Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

10/20/2014 - Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

10/20/2014 - Reasons include having to go more often

Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

10/20/2014 - Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction

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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.