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Elder Care: The New Segregation

People typically need some form of elder care as they age. All too frequently the quality and location of that care is segregated along economic and racial lines. Nursing homes have especially evidenced this trend over the past four decades. ...

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What You Should Know About the Shingles Vaccine

In her practice as an eye specialist at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, ophthalmologist Elisabeth Cohen had seen her share of devastating cases of herpes zoster, also known as shingles. An outbreak can cause excruciatingly painful skin eruptions that may take weeks ...

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Eight Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

When it comes to heart attacks, many of us know the causes most likely to trigger a problem: Obesity, not enough exercise, high blood pressure, stress and smoking. But new research is finding other, less common factors ...

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