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Ozempic and related medications are changing how ordinary people as well as medical experts think about obesity.
People over 70 have a heightened risk of cancer, yet they are under-represented in clinical trials of new drugs.
Employers understand the need to take time off to care for a baby, but there’s less understanding about time to care for anyone else.
People with strong connections to family, friends and their communities are happier, physically healthier and live longer.
While applauding an updated guide to start mammograms at age 40, the American Cancer Society also weighs whether to screen after 75.
Treatment has shifted to immunotherapy, but survival gains have been small for people over age 75.
The findings provide a basis for future studies of the immune system’s role in longevity.
Before they get COVID, people over 65 should have a plan for accessing antiviral treatment.
Running was associated with the greatest reduction in risk of cancer deaths, according to a new study. Here are other findings.
People with advanced cancer need fewer hospital visits when they get home care from community health workers.
A new tool helps oncologists predict which meds might lead to dangerous interactions and adverse effects in their older cancer patients.
Study findings also show that excess body fat and a family history of any cancer may help determine the need for cancer screening.
Three quarters of those who opted for medical aid to end their lives were people with cancer.
The higher rate of post-COVID symptoms in older adults is likely due to a higher incidence of chronic disease and physical vulnerability.
New laws make it easier for people to see their loved ones in health care facilities during the pandemic.
The laws governing traditional Medicare don’t provide for coverage of self-administered diagnostic tests.
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