Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures. Especially vulnerable are older patients with probable dementia (33% die within a year) and frailty (28%), as well as those having emergency
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California Healthline senior correspondent Bernard J. Wolfson appeared on KMOX, a St. Louis radio station, in mid-October to discuss a new California law that will allow “human composting” as an alternative to burial and cremation. Human composting, also known as “natural organic reduction,” can be appealing to those who worry about the health of the
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They took everything we had. Sherrie Foy, 63, Moneta, Virginia Approximate Medical Debt: $850,000 Medical Issue: Colon surgery What Happened: Sherrie and Michael Foy thought they’d made all the right preparations when they moved to rural southwestern Virginia after Michael retired from Consolidated Edison, New York’s largest utility.   Sherrie Foy loved horses and had started to rescue
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Polina V. Lishko, PhD, a noted molecular biologist and entrepreneur, has been named a BJC Investigator at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Lishko, whose innovative investigations of molecular mechanisms of bioactive lipid signaling has advanced scientific understanding in fields as varied as reproductive biology, vision and neurodegeneration, joins the Department of Cell
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Thanks for your question. People with sickle cell disease should be sure to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to get lots of vitamins and minerals. Try to think of eating the rainbow and getting different colors from different types of produce. Pair these with whole grains (such as oats, brown rice,
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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Covid-19 cases are on the rise again, but you couldn’t tell from the behavior of the public (rushing back to normal), as well as public health and
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By now, you probably know what to do if you have a mild case of COVID-19: Isolate, monitor your symptoms, and seek help if they become severe. What you might not know is what to eat if you test positive to start feeling well again, as quickly as possible. Though research on how specific foods
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The nation has turned a corner in its approach to addressing COVID-19 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing on Friday afternoon that most people will no longer need to wear face coverings, so long as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain low. During a telephone conference with the media, CDC officials said the country
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Bebe Rexha is opening up about her body image struggles in a refreshingly honest way. On Monday, the 32-year-old singer shared an emotional TikTok video, confessing that she is finding it difficult to stay "merry" over the holidays because she's struggling to love and accept her body. "So it is the holidays and I know
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Christie Brinkley is using a recent eye health scare to raise awareness for adding an eye exam to your yearly physical. On Wednesday, the 67-year-old supermodel revealed that she recently underwent surgery after being diagnosed with acute angle closure, a type of glaucoma that can potentially result in loss of vision if left untreated. "[I]
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