Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease.

Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received a blood transfusion can breathe a bit easier: A new study finds no evidence that degenerative brain disorders can be transmitted via donated blood.

Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests.

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dying naturally of old age often receive unnecessary end-of-life medical treatments in hospitals, a new global study finds.

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

3,300 Heat Deaths a Year Projected for NYC by 2080

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heat-related deaths in New York City could soar in coming decades because of climate change if preventive measures aren't taken, a new study indicates.

Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For black Americans with diabetes, poor kidney function appears to boost their risk of dying from heart disease, a new report suggests.

Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Foods rich in fiber not only keep you "regular," they may help you live longer without disease, new research suggests.

Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There have been no deaths among high school football players during preseason practice in states with guidelines to help students get used to the heat over time, a new study says.