Senior Health in the News

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?

10/31/2014 - 'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics

10/31/2014 - You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy

10/31/2014 - Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

Halloween at the ER Is No Treat

10/31/2014 - Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating

Make the Most of This Weekend's Time Change

10/31/2014 - Sleep expert offers tips on how to adjust as clocks fall back an hour on Sunday

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

10/31/2014 - Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury

10/31/2014 - Always wear safety belt

Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated

10/31/2014 - Suggestions to prevent cross-contamination

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

10/30/2014 - Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study

10/30/2014 - Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.

10/30/2014 - Award amounts also declining, study finds

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

10/30/2014 - Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

10/30/2014 - Hygienic burial practices are crucial

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak

10/30/2014 - It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

10/30/2014 - Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

10/30/2014 - Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

10/30/2014 - Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition

Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

10/30/2014 - Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?

10/30/2014 - Study favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

10/30/2014 - Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

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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.