A poll shows a lack of social interaction or companionship is more common among those with health issues, but neighbors, healthy habits and technology may help.
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Key differences seen in brains of patients who responded to exposure-based therapy or stress-reduction therapy; new study seeks children and teens for further research
Study in 38 Michigan hospitals shows need for faster in-hospital testing for coronavirus and other infections, which could reduce overuse of antibiotics.
Data from National Poll on Healthy Aging show reliance on delivery of medications, often because of insurance requirements.
Even before COVID-19 struck, general practitioners faced unsustainable demands; the pandemic offers a chance to change.
From opioids and antipsychotics to antidepressants and anxiety medicines, study looks at prescriptions among community-dwelling older adults with dementia.