• By AARP   -   Sep 16, 2018

    STAYING WITH ONE DOCTOR CAN IMPROVE LONGEVITY

    Seeing the same doctor may increase your life span, according to a review of studies.... Continuous care results in fewer ER visits,...

  • By AARP   -   Sep 16, 2018

    SOME MINDS PRIMED TO FEEL PLACEBO EFFECT FOR PAIN RELIEF

    Whether or not you experience pain relief from a placebo may be predicted by brain anatomy and personality traits, according to a study...

    Brain
  • By AARP   -   Sep 16, 2018

    WATCH OUT FOR BACTERIA AFTER A HURRICANE

    Flooding brings a variety of health risks, including many to your kitchen.... Even a sip of contaminated water can land you in the...

    Hospital
  • By AARP   -   Sep 13, 2018

    DOCTORS HOPE TO LIFT BARRIERS TO LIVING ORGAN DONATION

    People willing to be living organ donors face varying hospital policies and surprising financial costs, exacerbating the nation's organ...

    Lifting, Hospital, Face
  • By AARP   -   Sep 13, 2018

    WOULD YOU KNOW TO ASK FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AT THE HOSPITAL

    Palliative care, which is often confused with hospice, it is available at most major hospitals and can ease pain, reduce stress and...

    Stress, Hospital
  • By AARP   -   Sep 13, 2018

    OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN FACING THIRD CANCER DIAGNOSIS

    For the third time in three decades Olivia Newton-John has been diagnosed with cancer.... She s using natural treatments, including...

    Face, Cancer
  • By AARP   -   Sep 13, 2018

    STAND UP TO CANCER TELETHON RAISES MOST MONEY EVER

    Celebrities earned more than $123 million for cancer research, the most in the telethon's six-year history.

    Cancer
  • By AARP   -   Sep 13, 2018

    REGULAR FASTING COULD HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

    A study shows that mice who ate only once a day lived longer than those with no food restrictions.... This could have an effect on...

    Food
  • By AARP   -   Sep 11, 2018

    BOOMERS' USE OF MARIJUANA IS INCREASING

    Boomers are smoking marijuana, and a study also finds correlation between pot use and misuse of prescription drugs and alcohol among...

    Drugs, Alcohol
  • By AARP   -   Sep 11, 2018

    CDC DATA SHOWS 80% OF HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES PREVENTABLE

    CDC numbers show 2.2 million heart attack and stroke hospitalizations in a year.... A majority could have been prevented through physical...

    Stroke, Hospital
  • By AARP   -   Sep 8, 2018

    WHY TOMMY JOHN IS AGAINST THE SURGERY NAMED FOR HIM

    Tommy John surgery has become commonplace for elbow injuries.... That's not good for anyone, according to Tommy John himself.

  • By AARP   -   Sep 8, 2018

    HONEY SMACKS SHOULD BE AVOIDED BECAUSE OF SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

    The CDC has doubled down on warnings to consumers, telling them to avoid Honey Smacks cereal at all costs following a salmonella outbreak.

  • By AARP   -   Sep 8, 2018

    HOSPITALS ADDRESS SHORTAGE BY MAKING OWN GENERIC DRUGS

    The new company will produce 14 widely used drugs that are often in short supply at hospitals, as well as lowering the prices for these...

    Hospital, Drugs
  • By AARP   -   Sep 8, 2018

    WANT TO LIVE ALMOST A DECADE LONGER TRY TENNIS

    Tennis players add nearly 10 years to their life expectancy, compared with sedentary people, according to new research.

  • By AARP   -   Sep 5, 2018

    MEDICARE CHANGES IN 2019: 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Learn how Medicare changes for 2019 can benefit you, including improvements to Advantage, the donut hole, therapy caps, telemedicine...

  • By AARP   -   Sep 2, 2018

    BREAST CANCER SURGERY MAY POSE RISK TO OLDER, FRAILER ADULTS

    A study of Medicare data strongly suggests that breast cancer surgery risks outweigh the benefits for the majority of older women in...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By AARP   -   Sep 1, 2018

    CARE COORDINATION HELPS PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE AILMENTS

    Study finds patient health improves when health professionals communicate about treatment, particularly in patients with multiple problems.

  • By AARP   -   Sep 1, 2018

    DOES SKIPPING LAUNDRY DAY TO EXERCISE HURT YOUR FITNESS

    A study shows that on days we exercise we tend to back off from light activities like household chores, potentially curbing the benefits...

  • By AARP   -   Aug 30, 2018

    STUDY CASTS DOUBT ON ASPIRIN PREVENTING FIRST HEART ATTACK

    A new study showed little benefit of a daily aspirin in preventing heart attacks compared with a placebo.

  • By AARP   -   Aug 30, 2018

    WHAT'S THE BEST FLU SHOT SCHEDULE FOR YOU

    Signs at your pharmacy may say it's time to get your flu shot, but is it too early?... Find out the ideal time to get your vaccine...

    Vaccination, Flu