Gerontology & Geriatrics

Q&A: Aging and changing

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect?

Health

2.4 million ED visits in ≥65s due to unintentional falls

(HealthDay)—Unintentional falls accounted for more than 90 percent of selected emergency department visits and hospitalizations for nonfatal injuries among adults aged 65 years and older in 2018, according to research published ...

Cardiology

Cardiovascular risk factors appear early in Black women

Young Black women show a high prevalence of obesity, elevated blood pressure and other lifestyle-related factors that may put them on a trajectory to develop heart disease at a young age, according to a study presented at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Giving birth during the pandemic? Facts you need to know

(HealthDay)—Giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic presents its own challenges, but the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) wants to reassure pregnant women that they need not panic.

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