Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans feel they are prepared for the process of aging, but many have concerns about maintaining their physical and mental health as they get older, a new survey finds.

Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment costs for one childhood illness, hemophilia, may use up a big chunk of a state's Medicaid budget, a new study out of California shows.

Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.

More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims still aren't getting treated soon enough, a new study suggests.

Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chimpanzees in Uganda have started eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, researchers report.

Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia.

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests.

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don't take the proper precautions, an expert warns.

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows.

Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine appears highly effective against the deadly infectious disease, according to an interim analysis of findings from a clinical trial being conducted in the West African nation of Guinea.