TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 -- Black Americans are living longer, but they still aren't living as long as whites are, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
While the overall death rate among black people dropped 25 percent between 1999 and 2015, the average life expectancy among black Americans still lags behind whites by almost four years, a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 -- That spare tire you're toting around could be increasing your risk of an early death, a new study suggests.
What's more, the increased risk associated with having a larger waistline occurs even if a person's body-mass index (BMI) indicates a healthy weight, said lead researcher Emmanuel Stamatakis. He's an associate professor with the University of Sydney in Australia.
WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 -- Older people are at higher risk for fall-related injuries because bone density and muscle mass diminish over time. But regular exercise can help keep them on their feet, research suggests.
More than 800 Americans break a hip each day, usually because of a fall, said Dr. Christopher Sciamanna, an internist at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.