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Health Highlights: March 1, 2023​

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

What exactly is hospice care? After the announcement that former President Jimmy Carter, 98, was entering end-of-life hospice care, many wondered what such care entailed. An expert outlines what to expect. Read more

Vaping tobacco or marijuana appears tied to higher anxiety in teens. In a new study, many said they turned to vaping to deal with depression, including a full third of those who vaped marijuana. Read more

Getting rehab after a heart attack can extend lives. Patients who did rehab were 36% less likely to die of cardiac complications during a four-year study. Read more

Short brisk walk each day could cut your odds for early death. One in 10 early deaths can be prevented by activities as simple as walking, riding a bike, dancing, hiking or playing tennis, experts say. Read more

FDA panel approves first RSV vaccine for older adults. If given agency approval, the shot would be used in people ages 60 and up. Read more

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