July 8, 2013

More than half of the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are at risk of wandering and becoming lost, according to the National Institute on Aging, a figure that has prompted the federal government to develop a series of training videos for police.

July 2, 2013

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children, but it often goes unnoticed and undiagnosed, according to two arthritis-focused organizations seeking to spread awareness about the disease.

June 6, 2013

Recent data suggests that aspirin may be effective for reducing cancer deaths in addition to preventing heart attacks, raising the question whether the combined health benefits outweigh the risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and stroke for middle-aged men, researchers announced Wednesday.

April 4, 2013

The annual cost of treating dementia in the United States ranges from $157 billion to $215 billion, according to a new study by the RAND Corp.

March 25, 2013

More than 400 drugs are under development for the 10 most common chronic health conditions affecting elderly people, according to a new report by a drug industry trade group.

March 22, 2013

Culturally competent coaching may be effective in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease among South Asian patients, according to a new study presented as a poster at an American Heart Association conference taking place in New Orleans.

March 12, 2013

Actavis is challenging Novartis' patent on a patch used to treat Alzheimer's disease, Actavis said.

February 7, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced the extension of its Pharmacy Advisor program to cover an additional five chronic conditions, including asthma, breast cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and osteoporosis.

January 29, 2013

"Talk to your cardiologist." That's the advice offered last week by Wills Eye Institute, a hospital specializing in eye care, following a JAMA article linking aspirin therapy to macular degeneration.

November 28, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced it is partnering with the National Osteoporosis Foundation in hosting a free webinar for pharmacists and nurse practitioners around updated recommendations and research of calcium and vitamin D.

September 10, 2012

Some of the most commonly cited health problems affecting the elderly are hypertension, stroke and osteoporosis, but a new study highlights what researchers call an even bigger problem.

August 13, 2012

A large new observational study published Friday found more evidence of an association between daily aspirin use and modestly lower cancer mortality, but suggested any reduction may be smaller than that observed in a recent analysis. The study appeared online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

July 31, 2012

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has teamed up with the American Heart Association in a nationwide effort to improve the identification, treatment and management of high blood pressure.

July 6, 2012

A drug commonly used to treat diabetes may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

June 21, 2012

RxAlly has created a new campaign that is designed to support the Million Hearts initiative.

June 18, 2012

Only about half of U.S. adults received selected preventive services — such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions — from a healthcare professional before 2010, according to a study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 6, 2012

Sam's Club is offering free screenings for brain health at all of its stores that operate pharmacies this month, the retailer said Friday.

April 2, 2012

A medication commonly prescribed for patients with Type 2 diabetes also may play a critical role in patients at risk of developing certain cancers.

March 23, 2012

Evidence supporting the daily use of aspirin to help prevent and possibly treat cancer was published Tuesday in a collection of three papers — two in The Lancet and one in Lancet Oncology.

January 20, 2012

People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

January 17, 2012

A late-stage clinical trial to evaluate a drug in Alzheimer's disease patients came up short, the drug's developers said Tuesday.

December 23, 2011

Drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Gladstone Institutes will collaborate to find new ways to treat Alzheimer's disease, the two said Thursday.

December 20, 2011

A hike in blood pressure during middle age significantly raises the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke, according to new Northwestern Medicine research released Monday.

December 7, 2011

Aspirin taken within five days before cardiac surgery is associated with a significant decrease in the risk of major postoperative complications, including renal failure, an intensive care unit stay, and even early death (30-day mortality), according to findings from an observational cohort study by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of California Davis Medical Center that are set to appear in the journal Annals of Surgery.