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.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011 About 14 percent of elderly nursing homes residents receive a so-called atypical antipsychotic medicine despite an increased risk of death when the medicines are used to manage dementia in older people.
Monday, May 02, 2011
May 2, 2011 KHNResearchers are finding that hoarding worsens with age. They're also learning that one of the best ways to help hoarders is to slowly build trust and organizing skills, rather than doing massive clean-outs.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011 Postponing Medicare eligibility by a couple of years could save the federal government billions of dollars. But the savings would be overshadowed by increased costs of health care for employers, individuals and other programs.
March 29, 2011 KHNPatients often welcome palliative care once it is explained that it can be more than hospice care. Many doctors, on the other hand, are still slow to embrace the approach.
Monday, March 28, 2011
March 28, 2011 A funeral company in the UK conducted a survey, and found it seems it's true that "you're only as old as you feel," and for women, that means getting old way before their time. Men, meanwhile, don't feel over the hill till much later.
Friday, March 25, 2011
March 25, 2011 Zostavax, a vaccine against shingles, is now approved for people 50 to 59 years old. The vaccine, given in a single shot, was previously for use in people 60 years and older.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011 KHNSeniors getting health care in their homes will soon have to see a doctor to certify the need for care, or Medicare will not pay for it. Some opponents of the new rule say it places an undue burden on patients and doctors.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
March 16, 2011 A new study finds that older adults have trouble multitasking, while young people are pretty good at it. Older people might rethink how many things they try to do while crossing busy streets.
Monday, February 14, 2011
February 14, 2011 Today on Talk of the Nation, guest host Rebecca Roberts talks with guests about the significance of developments in Egypt, the possible demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, How We Age and President Obama's 2012 budget.