Health A-Z

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Sleep Health

The Truth about Naps

Taking a nap often sounds like a great idea, especially if you’ve had trouble sleeping the night before. But how good is it for you? Here, the experts from the Mayo Clinic break it down.

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Cancer Overview

New Discovery about Oxygen and Cancer Cells

Scientists are drawing closer to understanding how cancer cells pursue oxygen, which they need to survive.

The discovery represents a step toward understanding one of the ways cancer spreads Read More >

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Mental & Emotional Health

7 Ways to Banish Negative Chatter Forever and Reclaim your Life

Most of us received plenty of negative messages growing up, which now manifest as incessant chatter inside our heads. Is there a way to make it stop? Is there some escape from the negative criticis Read More >

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Bone Health

Two Steps to Stronger Bones

The bone-weakening condition called osteoporosis is common among older people, but it isn’t an inevitable part of aging, according to experts from Harvard Medical School. Here, they offer some ti Read More >

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Addiction & Substance Overuse

Medical Marijuana May Help Curb Opioid Use

A study conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that there were fewer drivers killed in car crashes who tested positive for opioids in states with medical marijua Read More >

Living Well

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5 Bad Habits You Need to Break Right Now

We all want to improve ourselves. At times our own bad habits get in the way of the life we know we deserve. Scientists have come up with many reasons why we stick to bad habits. Some may be harmle Read More >

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Money Matters

7 Important Steps to Take in the Year Before You Retire

You wouldn’t dream of running a marathon without undergoing months of training. Or heading into the wilderness without making sure you have adequate provisions. Or betting your life savings on a Read More >

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Money Matters

Should You Buy Longevity Insurance?

As life expectancy for Americans continues to rise, many people face the problem of outliving the amount of money they have saved for retirement. The solution might be a new type of annuity called Read More >

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Money Matters

Why You Shouldn't Be Friends with Your Broker

Building a trusting relationship with a financial professional is important because you’ll be sharing information about your assets and income, and you’ll want to feel confident when acting on Read More >

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Sex

Unexpected Advice About Love & Sex

A study published by the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles has found that a shockingly high number of men and women experience some form of sexual difficulty. From performance anxi Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Warning Labels Help Educate Teens About the Dangers of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Parent and grandparent alert! Teens are more than 15 percent less likely to say they would purchase soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels, according to a September Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The Range of Negative Health Effects Linked to Eating Red Meat

You’ve heard before that eating red meat is not a great idea is you want to stay healthy. Yet you and yours may still be avoiding the warnings. If you’re consuming steaks, rib roasts, and burge Read More >

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7 Healthy Food Swaps That Actually Taste Delicious!

Food swaps are a clever was to focus on small simple changes that can make eating healthy easier. There are many delicious ways to sub healthier ingredients for higher calorie ones – without feel Read More >

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6 Genius Avocado Recipes

Avocados make just about anything better—which is why the team at thirdAGE loves these magical, tasty green fruits so much (yes, though we think of them as veggies, they are technically fruits). Read More >

Vitamin B12

B12: The Most Important Vitamin?

“Pins and needles” in the hands. Trouble walking. Severe joint pain. For one 62-year-old man, those symptoms turned out to be due not to a deadly illness, but to a deficiency in one of the most Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Can You Exercise with Pain?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something might be wrong. But, according to the experts at Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging, say that doesn’t necessarily mean Read More >

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Exercise

How to Adjust to Shrinking Stature as You Age

Have you noticed as you’ve gotten older that there are some activities or skills that you can no longer perform? It may be because you’ve gotten shorter. As we age, we shrink.

Starting a Read More >

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Exercise

Life after Fitbit

Why do people quit self-tracking devices like Fitbit?

University of Washington researchers have found a number of reasons: Some don’t like what their Fitbit or financial tracking tools rev Read More >

A Cause to Keep Moving
Exercise

The Emotional Benefits of Exercise

Research has shown that the benefits of exercise go beyond just physical wellbeing. Exercise helps support emotional and mental health. So next time  you’re feeling down, anxious, or stresse Read More >

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Best Balance Boosters

As we get older, good nutrition and good lifestyle habits are essential, but so is balance – and the experts at Harvard Health Publications say that we often don’t pay enough attention to that. Read More >

Family

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Caregiving

Understanding and Coping with Behavioral Changes in Seniors

Aging can bring a cascade of physical and emotional changes. The variety of resulting behavioral changes may baffle or worry an older adult’s loved ones. As America’s population increasingly gr Read More >

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Alzheimer's: When to Take Away The Keys

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s presents a range of issues, and one of the t oughest is deciding whether it’s time to take away the keys to the car.

According to experts from Harvar Read More >

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Pets

“Food Puzzles” Can Boost Your Cat’s Wellbeing

The effect of “food puzzles” on cats is a relatively new area of study and a group of veterinarians and cat behavior consultants in the USA provide a welcome addition to the peer-reviewed liter Read More >

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Dating

The Perilous First Dates: What You Need to Know

The first date is one of the most perilous parts of any relationship. People micro-analyze each other’s behavior and each tries to be on their best behavior. However, the good news is that people Read More >

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Dating

When Parents Resume Dating - and What Their Children Have to Say

When our children were young, it seems like everything that we parents did was “right” – at least in their eyes. We were the omnipotent heroes, the sageS, the wisest among the wise. We had al Read More >

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