Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biden implores Americans to wear masks amid vaccine progress

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday implored Americans to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, even as he cheered news about the promising development of a vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD underdiagnosed in older adults, but can be managed

"Recognizing and Treating COPD in Older Adults," the latest issue of the What's Hot newsletter from The Gerontological Society of America, addresses what is known about the prevalence, incidence, and impact of chronic obstructive ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Report identifies three dimensions to lifelong 'longevity fitness'

Perseverance and attention to social connections, health, and finances will give people the best chance to thrive as they age, according to a new report titled "Longevity Fitness: Financial and Health Dimensions Across the ...

Genetics

Approach that new gene testing kit with caution

(HealthDay)—Lots of Americans will unwrap a scarf or sweater this holiday season. But a growing number will receive a gift that's potentially life-changing: an at-home genetic testing kit.

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