Health A-Z

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Heart Health

Heart Disease and Disability

Older adults who have a healthy heart may lower their risk of disability, according to new research. The American Heart Association (AHA) defines “ideal cardiovascular health” ba
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Osteoarthritis

How to Conquer Knee Pain

Standing up slowly, maybe with a little sigh or grunt? No one wants to admit to such a thing. Joints do wear out as we age, but there are things you can do to keep your knees healthy longer.
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Skin Health

The Secret to Beauty Is Found Deep Inside the Skin

Beauty is certainly skin deep when that skin is reinforced by a strong underlayment of collagen, but collagen, a long, fibrous, structural protein found in the inner layer (dermis) of skin, is more
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Cataracts

Cataract Surgery in Older Women Is Associated with Decreased Risk of Death

In older women with cataracts in the Women’s Health Initiative inititated by the National Institutes of Health, cataract surgery was associated with a lower risk for overall and cause-specifi
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Mental & Emotional Health

Never Stop Cultivating Yourself

Self-cultivation is “making yourself.” It’s a process of choosing who you will be and then becoming that person. To put it another way, it’s a process of discovering yourself and creating y
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Living Well

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Aging Well

Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging

Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity’s endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful regimens to prolong life expectancy.
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Aging Well

5 Tips to Help America’s Aging Population Stay Healthier and Happier

As we age, most of us better understand our abilities and our limitations, helping us make better decisions. We understand that nutrition and exercise play a vital role in how we feel, and that loo
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Aging Well

Risk of Oversharing in Conversation Increases with Age

The risk of oversharing in conversation – or providing a listener with too much irrelevant detail – increases as we age, suggests research done at the University of Edinburgh in Scotlan
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Aging Well

End-of-life Decision-Making for People with Intellectual Disabilities

A 2017 study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and published in the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning me
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Money Matters

3 Saving Tips to Help Prepare You for Unexpected Expenses

It happens to everybody: The dreaded, unexpected big expense – major car repairs, a broken air conditioner, a plumbing problem, a sick pet, a computer crash, a dental emergency. Often thes
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Food

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Food Allergies & Intolerance

Peanut Allergy on The Rise Among Children

Peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, according to new research, and almost 2.5 percent of U.S. children may have the condition. The research was presented at the A
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Diet & Nutrition

Junk Food Is Almost Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

Even when people are hard at work, pictures of cookies, pizza and ice cream can distract them — and these junk food images are almost twice as distracting as health food pictures, concludes a
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Food Allergies
Food Allergies & Intolerance

Food Allergies Often Begin in Adulthood

Although food allergies are often thought of in terms of children, almost half of all food-allergic adults reported one or more food allergies that began in adulthood, according to new research.
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Diet & Nutrition

Choosing Healthy Meals as You Get Older

Eating well is crucial to good health, especially as we get older. The experts from the National Institute on Aging share strategies for making sure that your meals are healthy. Drink plen
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Diet & Nutrition

Dried Cranberries May Have a Positive Effect on Gut Health

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin – Madison evaluated whether one simple addition to the diet – one handful-a-day of sweetened dried cranberries – could positively infl
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Fitness

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Exercise

Getting Over That Exercise Plateau

Expert tips from Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging, about improving your exercise routine.  [Editor’s note: Before changing any exercise routine, be sure to talk to your
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Exercise

Joyce Hodges-Hite: At 80-Years-Young, Still Doing Marathons

In 1949, then 12-year-old Joyce Hodges-Hite, living in rural Millen, Georgia, 50 miles south of Augusta, discovered she was a “naturally fast runner.” The sixth grader felt she was “pitiful
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Exercise

Resistance Training Prevents Age-Related Tendon Damage

A study published online in October 2017 in The FASEB Journal suggests that resistance training may prevent age-related tendon problems, such as ruptures and tendinopathies. In the report, scientis
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Exercise

How to Avoid "Sitting Disease"

Many Americans spend hours each day sitting, whether it’s at work, during their commute or even relaxing on the couch. Excessive sitting is becoming a significant health issue for our country and
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Exercise

Fitness Trackers Could Benefit from Better Security

The security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users’ personal data, a study done at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland suggests. A release from the
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Family

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Parenting

Do Tanning Salons Comply with State Laws Restricting Access to Minors?

Researchers posed as minors to investigate compliance rates in 42 states and the District of Columbia with laws restricting tanning bed use by minors and they report an overall noncompliance rate o
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Parenting

Testing the Field: How to Spark Your Kids’ Interest in Sports

Kids benefit from athletic involvement in so many ways. Sports are a great way to socialize, learn about healthy competition, get exercise and fresh air, and just have fun. But it can be difficult
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Parenting

How Relationships with Parents and Children Change as We Age

It’s a universal truth that we take things for granted, especially when we’re young. Even though we know that it’s not logical, a part of us believes our parents or mentors will a
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Caregiving

Helping Aging Loved Ones Who Resist Care

National Family Caregivers Month, Novemeber, is an ideal time to reflect on both the responsibilities and rewards of being a caregiver. Being a caregiver is deeply challenging. Especially wh
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Parenting

Keep Calm and Parent On: Teachable Moments at Sporting Events

Sports offer a fun and rewarding way for kids to learn some key life lessons. From the importance of following rules and directions to the value of practice and commitment, sporting events introduc
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