SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 2019 -- If you've vowed to be more active this year, be sure you have proper athletic shoes, a doctor suggests.
"The right shoe is important for a runner as much as a good tennis racket is important for a tennis player," said Dr. Ronald Lepow. He is an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston.
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Frailty is associated with a higher risk of both Alzheimer's disease and its crippling symptoms, a new study shows.
"By reducing an individual's physiological reserve, frailty could trigger the clinical expression of dementia when it might remain asymptomatic in someone who is not frail," said study leader Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, a professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Most cancer specialists are comfortable treating LGBTQ patients, but many aren't confident in their knowledge about these patients' specific health needs, a new survey finds.
"Cancer care within the LGBTQ community is a largely ignored public health issue," said Gwendolyn Quinn, a professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Population Health at NYU Langone Health in New York City.
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- If the fun is often missing from your social activities or play feels like work, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have an explanation: You're probably overplanning.
With so many demands on your time, precise scheduling might be the only way to accomplish everything you want. But while that can help at work and with family responsibilities, applying it to leisure time takes away spontaneity and, in turn, much of the enjoyment.
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being particularly vulnerable.
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 7.3 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and 6.5 percent of those aged 75 and older, are victims of financial fraud to the tune of billions of dollars. If you're looking after aging parents, these tips will help you watch out for their financial health.
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Aggressive direct marketing to doctors by pharmaceutical companies is tied to spurring the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States, a new study claims.
A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use increased in places where drug makers focused their marketing efforts, explained lead researcher Dr. Scott Hadland. He's a pediatrician and addiction researcher at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction.