The FDA has issued a release that details ways to improve access to hearing aids for the 30 million Americans currently suffering from hearing loss. The guidance document will take effect immediately.

Older veterans face a number of obstacles in accessing care for depression, often including limited mobility, stigma associated with seeking treatment for depression and distance to facilities. Telemedicine can offer hope, though, and a team of researchers conducted a study of behavioral activation therapy for depression to compare in-person visits with physicians with those conducted remotely.

With the enormous number of apps promising better health or improved eating habits, how are physicians evaluating these options? What guidelines do they have in recommending apps to patients?

Researchers have found that children who take music lessons may have improved brain fiber connections, which could potentially be useful in treating autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Interested in knowing your chances of getting dementia? An app can now tell you.