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WASHINGTON — It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these … more
Q: I'm a 75-year-old man who's done hard physical farm labor since I was a young boy. Now I have painful tingling, burning and numbness in my right palm and fingers. It disrupts my sleep and makes it … more
The greatest enemy of a healthy diet is our vulnerability to temptation and the all-too-familiar descent into mindless eating. Scoffing that bag of chips because it's there. Finishing that stale … more
Not everyone can exercise. People with muscle-wasting diseases and movement disorders, the frail, the very obese and post-surgical patients are among those who face a significant challenge when it … more
If you do an online search about sugar, you may become convinced that it's evil and addictive — and that your sweet tooth will lead you to ruin. You'll also see plenty of advice for how to curb … more
By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, Google researchers said … more
Q: My blood test results always include levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol, but what about lipoprotein(a)? Don't high levels triple the risk of a heart attack or stroke at an early age? If so, … more
The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a … more
As healthcare systems, hospitals and communities throughout the U.S. continue to address the often uphill challenge of improving population health, more and more are looking to the turnkey packages … more
Q: My pharmacist recently told me I could get a flu shot, even though I have an egg allergy. Is this true? A: You're smart to ask, especially now. As the current flu season illustrates, the influenza … more
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