According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most serious fall-related injuries is a fractured hip. Over 300,000 people over age 65 in this country are hospitalized for hip fractures each year.
It’s been known for many years that between 71% and 85% of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 54% and 70% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in the same age group.
Jump-starting the immune response
A National Institutes of Health-sponsored study has challenged commonly held assumptions that sex is good for everybody’s health.
If you have been denied additional physical therapy services because you have reached your so-called maximum improvement, you might want to appeal that decision.
Maintenance, not improvement
Researchers from University of Washington have found that surgery may trump medical management of intermittent claudication, a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Scientists from the University of Southern California have tested a treatment in animal models that might translate into a future treatment for people who have had a stroke.
Scientists from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Neurological Institute have found that people with peripheral neuropathy can tango their way to better balance.
For several years, it’s been known that eating a handful of nuts each day can reduce your risk of heart disease. Now, Harvard Medical School researchers have found that walnuts might have an additional benefit, especially for women.
Oats have been the stars of the grain family when it comes to lowering so-called bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL). Now, researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, have found that barley might give oats a run for their money.