Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults recover more slowly from concussion than younger patients, a small new study finds.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed "right-to-die" legislation on Monday that will allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives.

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who break a hip receive the best care in skilled nursing facilities with the most experience handling such fractures, a new study suggests.

Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the mental strain on people caring for loved ones recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Injury Toll in U.S. in 2013: $671 Billion

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries from accidents and violence cost the United States $671 billion in 2013, with men accounting for far more of those costs than women, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new federal report on suicide finds that young adult Native Americans continue to be at a much higher risk of killing themselves than other racial or ethnic groups in the United States.

U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Faster helicopter transport times helped reduce deaths among U.S. soldiers who suffered serious combat injuries in Afghanistan, researchers say.

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all.

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living near busy roads with high levels of air pollution raises lung transplant patients' risk of organ rejection and death, but some antibiotics lower that risk, a new study shows.

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who keep working appear healthier than those who quit the workforce, new research suggests.