Healthy aging is a new norm, researchers say, with older adults having a new name and attitude.
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The age of the US is increasing, and with it, new expectations of health and happiness. Is the US prepared for the wave of baby boomers who will live long and want to be as healthy as they do?
Falls are the No. 1 cause of accidental death in people 65 and older and a major cause of disability.
Saturday isn't just the first day of fall. It's also the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are a major cause of disability in seniors. Experts explain ways to prevent them.
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Vous pensez que l’eau tombée du ciel n’a pas de senteur ? Voici pourquoi vous pouvez humer cette odeur de pluie qui flotte dans l’air…
The revelry that comes with college football comes with a serious social cost.
Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.
Vinegar has become as popular for some as nectar of the gods. It has a long history of high hopes for healing.
Does it seem like everyone you know drinks apple cider vinegar, mainly in hopes of losing weight? Vinegar has a long history of high hopes attached to it. A doctor who loves vinegar explains.
Su olfato percibe lo que va a pasar.
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Un experto en meteorología explica de dónde proviene el 'petricor', ese agradable olor a tierra que acompaña a las primeras gotas de lluvia.
Research has shown African-Americans get fewer job callbacks than whites.
A new study suggests perceptions of how strongly people of color identify with their race can have a big impact on their job prospects and how much money they earn.
Anak laki-laki dengan luka akibat tergores kertas.
Aduh! Semua orang pasti pernah tergores kertas dan merasa sakit luar biasa. Mengapa bisa perih sekali? Ini penjelasan dosen kedokteran keluarga.
Sending text-message reminders and tips to parents can help boost their children’s reading skills.
Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.
Electronic medical records could be shared between health systems, allowing doctors to share information and possibly improve care.
What if you never had to pick up a medical record or image from one doctor to take to another? That capability already exists, but it's not being well-utilized. Here's a look at why.
Your nose knows what’s on the way.
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
Homes surrounded by water from the flooded Brazos River in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Freeport, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017.
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Many people board up their houses and stay in place during disasters – but often they aren't prepared to go without water, power or transportation for days or weeks afterward.
After the Manafort and Cohen news dropped, many wondered how Trump would respond. By the following morning, a messaging strategy seemed to coalesce.
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Trump's surrogates have deployed tried and true rhetorical techniques to defend the president.
Children are especially vulnerable to sex traffickers.
Human trafficking victims can be hidden in plain sight, as one hospital found. That can lead health professionals and the public to miss clues to their plight. But education can change that.
A poster from a world summit in Hong Kong on preparing for worldwide pandemics in June 2010. Despite efforts to develop plans, none is yet in place.
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It's not a matter of if, but when, the next deadly pandemic will strike. Will the world be ready?
After the Civil War, Texas’s sugar cane plantations were still farmed by unpaid black laborers – prisoners forced to work for free in a system called ‘convict leasing.’
An African-American burial ground uncovered at a construction site in Texas has ignited debate on how to protect black history as suburban sprawl overtakes rural areas once farmed by enslaved workers.
Anti-opioid protest at the Harvard Art Museums, which the Sackler family has supported with charitable gifts.
After scandals or sea changes make the association with certain names too awkward, universities, museums and other nonprofits usually distance themselves. But not always.
Un niño que sufrió una cortada con papel.
Todos hemos sufrido una cortada con papel por lo menos una vez en la vida. ¿Alguna vez se ha preguntado por qué duelen tanto estas lesiones menores? Un médico de familia explica las razones.
A boy with a paper cut.
Ouch! Who hasn't felt the effects of a paper cut and then cursed the gods or themselves for the injury? But have you ever wondered why they hurt so much? A professor of family medicine explains why.
The culture war isn’t just playing out on the streets. It’s also a struggle over the dominant understanding of certain words.
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Aristotle coined the term "enthymeme" to refer to arguments, words and ideas that are broadly accepted among the people of a nation. So what happens when enthymemes start to disappear?