University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study finds that the frail elderly benefit from the high-dose flu vaccine.
This fourth installment in our series about key issues in health care examines the consumer’s role in shaping healthier lives, communities.
Information on the Internet about health issues is just a first step in learning more about a medical condition with your doctor.
Facing a rare disease poses a unique sets of challenges for families advocating for research funding and public awareness.
How to improve your experiences -- and your recovery -- if you have to stay in the hospital.
The Consumer Health Coalition encourages patients to take initiative and be assertive.
Patients lose when doctors can't do good physical exams because of time constraints and other limitations.
Pharmacists who take on a greater role in patient care improve their disease outcomes and treatment.
Through dance, tai chi and other activities, a UCLA program aims to boost the memory and help patients with what already has been lost.
The apparent racial disparity between conditions and satisfaction has shown up in other local and national surveys.
As baby boomers age, long-term care is in greater demand. Yet studies show that there will not be enough caregivers to attend to them.
Seniors in Pittsburgh are doing everything they can to grow old in their own homes.
Advances in technology being developed in Pittsburgh are providing the elderly and people with disabilities a helping hand.
Staying mobile over age 50 by doing even the simplest of tasks can keep you on your feet.