TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria have uncovered hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a "nightmare" superbug, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.
In 2017, a new nationwide testing program found 221 instances of "unusual" antibiotic-resistance genes that had developed in bacteria causing illnesses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- With aging often comes worry about falls and the bone fractures they cause. Now, a panel of U.S. experts has new advice on what helps and what doesn't when it comes to staying upright.
For starters, get off the sofa. And don't rely on vitamin D to keep you from falling.
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 -- Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds.
"Falls among men and women 65 and older are a common, costly and growing public health problem," said lead researcher Curtis Florence, a health economist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 -- As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes.
"A good caretaker who understands the disease, its symptoms and progression is crucial to the overall well-being of people with Alzheimer's," Dr. Fred Kobylarz said in a news release from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He's a geriatrician and dementia expert at the school.