Kaiser Health News
Vaping’s popularity among teens is ballooning. Flavors — think peanut butter cup or gummy bear – may disproportionately attract young people..
Nearly half of people who died by suicide had a known mental health condition, according to the CDC.
There’s no conclusive evidence that dietary supplements prevent chronic disease in the average American, one expert says.
Having purpose and meaning forestalls loneliness, which takes an emotional and physical toll.
The physiological changes that occur with aging are not abrupt.
It’s a vexing challenge for scientists, who are trying to persuade more blacks to participate in studies, while they are alive and after they die.
All therapy covered by Medicare must be deemed “reasonable and necessary to treat the individual’s illness or injury.”
The exorbitant costs of nursing home and assisted living care are driving sales — and innovation — in the technology market.
The mind can lead the body. Conversely, if we don’t have faith in our resilience, that can undermine our health.
The market for hemophilia medicines in the United States is flooded with 28 different drugs, with another 21 drugs in development.
“If we can change the way people look at dementia and talk about it, we can make a big difference in people’s lives,” says one British expert.
Research suggests new medical guidelines can enhance seniors’ readiness for surgery and potentially lead to improved outcomes.
Infections, many avoidable, cause a quarter of the medical injuries Medicare beneficiaries experience in nursing homes, according to a federal report.
Enthusiasm for cancer screenings runs high among patients and doctors, both of whom tend to overestimate the benefits but underappreciate the risks.
Experts have been examining “SuperAgers” — men and women over age 80 whose memories are as good — or better — than people 20 to 30 years younger.