Thursday, October 27, 2011
October 27, 2011 GPS can help you navigate a new city, train for a marathon, or keep tabs on your kids. Now, some nifty footwear aims to bring peace of mind to the families of Alzheimers' patients.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
October 20, 2011 Tell Me More's end-of-life series continues with Washington-area 80-somethings talking about the realities of retirement with Michel Martin.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
September 28, 2011 Researchers confirmed that hip fractures increase the risk of dying within a year for some older women. But the risk of death wasn't uniform, and the youngest elderly women had a risk that persisted longer than expected.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
September 21, 2011 The links between red wine and longevity aren't nearly as strong as they once seemed, according to new research in the journal Nature. In fact, the research calls into question the whole mechanism used to explain wine's power to extend life.
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Monday, September 19, 2011
September 19, 2011 But the president made clear that he doesn't intend to make any health cuts unless the Republicans relent on their pledge against new revenues.
Friday, September 02, 2011
September 2, 2011 The slow, shuffling walk of old age may be caused by invisible problems with tiny blood vessels in the brain. One-third of people who tested normal during life were found to have these tiny abnormalities in blood vessels at autopsy.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
August 24, 2011 Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt was diagnosed with Alzheimer's this week. Shots caught up with a neurologist for more on how the Alzheimer's diagnosis is made.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
August 17, 2011 KHNA widowed Florida rabbi saw the cost of his insurance coverage rise by 38 percent this year. So he decided to look for a new, younger spouse to help him bring costs back down.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
August 9, 2011 The discovery will be a big disappointment to millions of women who started taking soy after the Women's Health Initiative showed in 2002 that estrogen supplements increase the menopausal women's risk of blood clots, stroke and cognitive problems.
Monday, July 25, 2011
July 25, 2011 Some people are finding relief from tennis elbow, a condition caused by many activities besides tennis, by trading traditional hand weights for a rubber bar to strengthen their injured muscles.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
July 20, 2011 For people who need to escape the heat wave blanketing much of the U.S. this week, some cities are offering the public access to cooling centers. Scorching heat is a deadlier weather risk than freezing cold or even tornadoes.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
June 28, 2011 KHNMedicare's method of paying hospices a flat fee for each day a patient is receiving care there encourages operators of the facilities to seek out patients early on — and try to keep them as long as possible.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011 Women who've been told that they need more calcium to reduce their risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures might not need as much as they think. And taking too much calcium could cause other health problems, such as kidney stones.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011 KHNA hospital that may charge hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat a dying patient generally won't charge the family a penny to do an autopsy to figure out what caused their patient's death.
Monday, May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011 Middle-aged musicians scored better on hearing tests than people who didn't play instruments. How we use our senses and brains can shape the people we become, a researcher says.