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An smiling older woman holds a plate of meatloaf.

 A new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that women who eat enough protein are less likely to be frail.

Two medical professionals examine an xray of a hip bone.

Having a hip fracture is never good news.  Research shows that up to half of adults have trouble with daily functioning and mobility for months to years after fracturing a hip. About 20% have to live in long-term care facilities. The worst news, however, is about 18% to 33% of older adults who have a hip fracture die within one year.

An older woman uses a vaporizer to produced and consume cannabis vapors.

The 2016 National Survey of Drug Use and Health showed that cannabis use is growing faster in older adults than in any other age group. In fact, the survey found that there has been a ten-fold increase.

Researchers from the University of Buffalo have discovered that ozone may cause and/or speed up damage to arteries that can eventually lead to heart disease and stroke.

Many studies have linked air pollution to chronic disease, but usually particulate matter in the air is implicated. Now, researchers from the University of Buffalo have discovered that ozone may cause and/or speed up damage to arteries that can eventually lead to heart disease and stroke. 

A person washes their hands and lathers up with soap.

Significant efforts have been made to control the spread of so-called superbugs in hospitals over the past couple of decades. Simple but thorough handwashing and the use of hand sanitizers by hospital staff have been found to significantly reduce infection rates among patients.

Two chocolate brownies, covered with chopped walnuts, sit next to a pile of dried cannabis flowers.

Cannabis has been legal in Colorado for several years, but some negative effects of the edible form of the drug appear to be more common than originally anticipated.

A doctor speaks with her patient before a positron emission tomography (PET) scan, which has been shown to influence how physicians manage patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

A form of positron emission tomography (PET) scan has been shown to influence how physicians manage patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

white pills, representing Acetaminophen, are scattered against a blue background

Results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that older adults, especially people with diabetes, may have a good reason to use acetaminophen with caution.

a woman balances on an exercise ball while holding small handweights out in front of her

Hate any type of exercise? Good news—according to a new study, doing resistance training only once weekly can improve your health. Like aerobic exercise, every little bit counts.