When a doctor requests emergency contact information, emergency room patients often assume they're being asked for the person they'd like to make medical decisions for them, a new study indicates. But, that's a role that must be designated in a legal document called an advance directive.  Ninety-five...

The importance of a good night’s sleep can’t be understated – sleep well and you wake up alert, energized and ready for the day. But according to a new study published in the journal Neurology, a poor night’s sleep doesn’t just start your day off...

Physical activity might reduce a man's chances of having to get up more than once a night to urinate, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of nocturia (getting up two or more times a night to...

Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds. People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three years,...

Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) each week could help prevent...

When kids under age six are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they've gotten hold of narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives, according to a new study. "All medications should be kept out of the reach and sight of young children," said lead author...

A Tamarac couple have given new meaning to togetherness. In what their doctors called a rare occurrence, Herman Yellin, 95, and his wife, Gloria, 88, recently underwent a cutting-edge procedure to replace their aortic valves, without open-heart surgery, just months apart from each other. Both are now...

Frank Abagnale, former master check forger, has some sobering advice for the rest of us: Hackers likely already have your identity records. He says hackers can steal your identity in 15 seconds or less. Abagnale, who lectures on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, spoke to attendees today at...

When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews. Given...

Half of Apple’s announcement Sept. 9 was predictable: The iPhone 6 and 6 plus are bigger, faster, more powerful and slimmer than previous iPhones. Prices on older models have plunged and the new phones seem well priced. But for something really new, Apple’s big play was a watch...