‘Blue’s Clues’ First Host Returns, Plays a Chord With Adults

One day in 2002, Steve Burns packed a bloated backpack and suitcase, said goodbye to a spotted blue dog and a room full of cartoon furniture, and lost in a two-dimensional school bus. The era of the children’s television series “Blue’s Clues” has come to an abrupt end, depriving countless young viewers of a smiling …

Experts Say Overweight Adults Should Be Screened for Diabetes at Age 35

About one-third of U.S. adults have high blood sugar levels, a condition called pre-diabetes, which often precedes Type 2 diabetes and can progress to full-blown disease. Dr. Barry said most people are unaware that screening is necessary because they do not produce obvious symptoms. Being overweight or obese is the most important risk factor for …

Unvaccinated Adults at Risk of Reinfection with the Virus, CDC

People who are infected with the coronavirus but are not vaccinated may be twice as likely to be reinfected as those who test positive and boost their natural immunity with a vaccine, according to a small study that evaluated the possibility of re-infection. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studied the risk …

Is Delta Variant Making Young Adults ‘Sicker, Faster’?

Many hospitalized patients said they had underlying health conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure, which are risk factors for serious illness. However, some younger patients do not have any of these risk factors. “That’s what really scares me,” he said. “It’s hitting younger healthy people who you wouldn’t think would have had …

Home Care Made Difficult to Find for Older Adults

Franchise operators employ around 7,000 home care aides, most of whom are over 55 years old. “We are considering adding another 1,000 to 1,500 caregivers through this program,” said Namrata Yocom-Jan, its chairman. In eastern Tennessee, where Ray Bales runs two Seniors Helping Seniors franchises, he said 11 people applied within a week of advertising …