Eight of the 13 conditions studied by PHC4 showed "statistically significant increases" in hospital mortality rates, despite COVID-19 diagnoses being excluded.
"If a sharp decline in health comes on suddenly, it may do more to preserve your dignity if there is someone in a position to be your advocate."
The Biden administration says federal law on emergency treatment guidelines preempts state laws in jurisdictions that now ban the procedure without any exceptions following the Supreme Court’s decision to end a constitutional right to abortion last month.
Driver’s licenses are intimately tied to issues of independence and safety that are of concern to aging individuals and their families.
"Adequate nutrition, as an element of good health, increases the chances that older adults will be able to maintain their independence, which is a common desire for members of this population."
To many parents' dismay, a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the Covid-19 vaccine is less effective against the Omicron variant for children ages 5 to 11 than for older children and adults. Two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduced the risk of Omicron infection by 31% among children 5 to 11 years old, compared with 59% among those 12 to 15.
If you're not familiar with the term "mild cognitive impairment," you're not the only one. More than 80% of Americans aren't familiar with this condition that affects up to 18% of people ages 60 and older and can lead to Alzheimer's disease, a new survey has found.
Jenna Jameson has offered an update on a medical condition that has her hospitalized in Hawaii.
Regarding the motion picture industry, most people look forward to sequels about as often as brand-new movies.
"Age alone cannot be used to determine one’s fitness to drive, since the ability to drive safely is dependent upon cognitive and physical skills, which vary greatly among older adults."
More details emerge for Lower Mifflin Township woman who police say subjected adopted child to years of unnecessary medical treatments
Doctors said the child has made so much progress in recovery that the child will not need frequent follow-ups and is reportedly “very happy, bubbly, energetic and very active.”
A look back at March 23, 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic reached a second week in Cumberland County.
Dear Readers: With most of us office workers working from home these days, there’s a condition I’d like to make you aware of. And that is the …
"The government provides a couple of different income benefits for children and adults who are disabled. These benefits are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA)."
Pa. to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts to those 65 and older, and those with serious medical conditions
The state Department of Health announced Tuesday that it will now include people aged 65 and older and those with serious medical conditions to Phase 1A of its current COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
UPMC on Monday announced that it has launched a new model of primary care where adults 18 and older can schedule appointments virtually for ch…
The White House coronavirus task force issued extremely dire warnings to states in weekly reports this week, urging public health officials to circumvent state and local policies amid record high cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as fears of a surge upon a surge following Thanksgiving.
Dogs can also develop behavioral changes such as confusion, increased vocalization, anxiety, changes in sleep cycles and house soiling. Older people can develop what we term as “senility.” In dogs, we term that behavior as canine cognitive disorder. This disorder should only be considered when other medical conditions have been ruled out. Be sure to talk to your veterinarian for advice on caring for your senior dog.
Dear Readers: We’re in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental illness is a medical condition, and anxiety and mood disorders are t…
Local forecasters are calling for high temperatures of 95 degrees or above Saturday through Tuesday.
'We can’t guarantee that he’ll make it': Mother of South Jersey prison inmate calls for his release amid COVID-19
BRIDGETON — When Rosa Santiago talks to her son, an inmate at South Woods State Prison, he can’t hold a conversation without coughing.
Health Secretary Rachel Levine said Saturday the state is seeing a spike in cases because more people are getting infected, not because testing has expanded.
When Margaret Myers was about 16 years old, she joined the Mechanicsburg Police Department’s Police Explorer program, a co-educational program…
Lower Allen Township Police seek man who 'sucker-punched,' left man unconscious outside of Brewhouse Grill
Lower Allen Township Police are looking for a man they say "sucker-punched" another man and left him unconscious outside of Brewhouse Grill on Friday evening.
Gambling exists in every state, even Hawaii and Utah, where gambling is prohibited by law. But not all gamblers are the same. “Recreational” or “social” gamblers, for instance, buy the occasional lottery ticket, take the rare casino trip or bet small stakes in fantasy sports. But they also are mentally able to quit at any point and prevent catastrophic financial loss.