Q. My father, age 87, has lived alone for many years. He’s recently had some health issues and though he remains somewhat independent, he now has a live-in aide who helps him with his dinner, errands, transportation, and assists him in the mornings.
The holidays are a magical time for families, but it can be challenging to keep children healthy as to-do lists and festivities take over our normal schedules. There is shopping, preparing the home for guests and the eventual celebrations. Think of them as stages — preparation, celebration and recovery. Here are some tips to keep stress low and help your family stay happy, healthy and safe.
After reading a few end-of-the-year inspiring weight loss stories, I noticed a reoccurring theme. Most of these successful weight losers stated that they started eating “clean” to lose weight. This is an interesting choice of words.
Virtually all dermatologists agree on two things: The importance of sunscreen and antioxidants. But simply slathering a bunch of vitamins on your skin isn’t enough, and there are a few key points to remember when treating your skin to extra environmental protection.
Purdue University has received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help medical, nursing and pharmacy students learn how to counsel people to quit smoking using "virtual patients" and educational assessments.
Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.
Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three others following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery.
When Polly Wilson of Alamance County was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease more than 10 years ago, her husband Richard had a lot of questions about what the future held for them as they battled the disease together.