“Senior moments” begin to increase with age, but that’s to be expected as years pass. Generally, those moments pass and the memory returns. Dementia, on the other hand, affects social abilities and memory severely enough to interfere with daily functioning.
When young people fall, for the most part they get up and walk away. A fall in an elderly person, on the other hand, can result in a permanent disability or even death. Falls are the leading cause of fatal ...
As people age it may become more difficult to consume certain minerals and vitamins, such as calcium and vitamins D and B12. In addition, medical conditions may reduce activity, which can result in obesity, a risk factor for several diseases, ...
There are several programs funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation that benefit older adults in many areas, including housing, health and wellness and programs to prevent isolation.
Hub resident Destiny Edwards, now 13, made the decision to lead a healthier lifestyle and joined ShapeUp with Shaumba in 2012 to help.
Generally, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that are caused by bacteria or parasites are easy to treat. Often one dose or injection of antibiotics can do the trick.
Children’s earliest life experiences shape the architecture of their brain, which can have a profound impact on their health and well-being throughout their lives. That’s why Partners HealthCare has committed to a partnership with Boston’s Thrive in 5 to ensure ...
During regular checkups tests can be performed to evaluate the status of one’s health.
A rare form of breast cancer often escapes detection. It changes the appearance of the breast and rarely has a lump.
Both the flu and common cold are respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. They also share many of the symptoms, but the symptoms of the flu are more severe and can result in serious complications
There is one way to avoid or reduce the risk of several infectious diseases and it takes only 20 seconds. It doesn’t require a medical degree and anyone — including children — can master it. It’s just plain old hand ...
You never outgrow the need for vaccinations. Protection from immunizations can wane over time and adults who were not vaccinated as children require catch-up shots.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's app "Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer" has great recipes and helpful advice from nutritionist. Here's a recipe available on the app - Squash Crostini
Elderly Americans are prescribed medications in inexplicably different ways depending on where they live, according to a new report from Dartmouth researchers.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's popular free nutrition app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer, is now available for Android platform. The Inside Out Taco recipe is one sample of the recipes available on the app.