CBS News – Leading cause of injury, death in older Americans is on the rise
Older Americans need to go for regular eye exams, get rid of their throw rugs, and retire their high heels. These are just some of the pieces of advice experts on aging and government health officials are doling out in tandem with a new report that shows falls are the number one cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults over 65.
In 2014, older Americans fell 29 million times, leading to seven million injuries, according to the report out today in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Medscape – CDC Finds First Cluster of Highly Resistant Gonorrhea in US
Health officials have identified the first cluster of gonorrhea infections in the United States to show decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and very high-level resistance to azithromycin — the last line of defense against the sexually transmitted infection.
“Our last line of defense against gonorrhea is weakening,” Jonathan Mermin, MD, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a statement. “If resistance continues to increase and spread, current treatment will ultimately fail and 800,000 Americans a year will be at risk for untreatable gonorrhea.”

NPR – Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?
American lives have been getting steadily longer, and since the 1960s that trend has been driven mostly by a remarkable reduction in heart disease. But those improvements have slowed dramatically. Scientists are now wondering whether we’re approaching the end of the trend of longer, healthier lives.
That’s because the steady decline in heart disease is fading.