Black people, Indigenous people and other people of color are underrepresented in most genetic studies. This has resulted in a skewed and incomplete understanding of the genetics of many diseases.
The Food and Drug Administration set off a firestorm of debate when it approved a new drug, aducanumab, for Alzheimer's disease via an accelerated approval pathway.
Warm company is just as important as the meals volunteers deliver.
The Nebraska legislature is moving on a bill that would phase out income taxes on Social Security benefits over 10 years.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill on Monday that supporters say will increase access and decrease the cost of prescription medications.
Nursing homes, including skilled nursing facilities that deliver medical services or rehabilitative therapy, provide 24/7 care to about 1.5 million residents in the United States.
(Family Features) Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others. Now, a year after the pandemic forced many people into even greater levels of isolation, the issue of social isolation is especially prevalent in Americans over the age of 50.
How does one come to terms with the overwhelming grief and guilt over the thought of a loved one dying alone?
The groundhog has officially declared six more weeks of winter. Not many people love hearing this news, but the news is particularly unwelcome to those with bladder issues. A condition called cold diuresis is common for people with incontinence. Cold diuresis means that your blood vessels constrict, causing your blood pressure to rise. When your blood pressure rises, you'll need to empty your bladder more frequently.
Older adults are at much higher risk of death from COVID-19 than their younger counterparts, but many also face another, less recognized health risk associated with the pandemic: loss of muscle mass.