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Patients at Hospital-Based Primary Practices May Get Unnecessary Tests

Patients with common conditions such as back pain, headaches, and upper respiratory infections are more likely to receive tests and services of uncertain or little diagnostic or therapeutic benefit Read More >

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Sleep Hygiene

Memory Loss Linked to Poor Sleep

A lack of sleep among older people elevates risk of memory loss as well as a number of physical and mental disorders, according to new research.

UC Berkeley researchers published their concl Read More >

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Back Pain

Is It Time for A Joint Replacement?

According to the experts at Harvard Medical School, the crucial factor in deciding to have a knee or hip replacement is the degree of pain and how much it affects your life. The Harvard experts, au Read More >

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Heart Health

Potassium May Help Reduce Hypertension

Eating potassium-rich foods like avocados, sweet potatoes, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to new research.

“Decreasing s Read More >

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Amid Changing Guidelines

Disagreement persists between professional societies and organizations over the best time to start and to discontinue mammography for breast cancer screening, as well as the optimal amount of time Read More >

Living Well

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Aging Well

Life Skills Are Important for Well-being in Later Life

Life skills such as persistence, conscientiousness, and control are as important to wealth and well-being in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to research led by Univer Read More >

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Skin

5 Terrific Winter-to-Spring Tips

As we say goodbye to the Winter season and hello to Spring, there are important beauty tips and tricks to keep in mind to ensure your beauty regimen continues to thrive through the transitioning se Read More >

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Aging Well

The 10 Dietary Habits of Highly Successful Agers

Everybody knows or has heard of a remarkably long-lived person. Many have lived independently into their hundreds and passed away without experiencing the extreme debility we usually associate with Read More >

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Money Matters

3 Tips for Staying on The Same Financial Page With Your Spouse

Plenty of things can kill the romance in a relationship.But traditionally, money and all the complications that come with it sit near the top of the list.

I’ve worked with hundreds of marr Read More >

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Sex

Americans Are Having Sex Less Often

While the topic of sex is less taboo than it was a generation ago, that doesn’t necessarily mean people are having more of it.

According to a study done at San Diego State University a Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Shopping for Food That’s Good for You

According to the National Institute on Aging, If you have a choice of where to get your groceries, pick a store that is clean and well supplied. If it is also busy, the stock is probably more likel Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Time Delays in Vending Machines Prompt Healthier Snack Choices

Preventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center have discovered that delaying access to tempting high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people’s Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Stopping Vacation Weight Gain

What many people have long suspected turns out to be right: Yes, you do gain weight on vacation.

It’s true that what the average person gains might seem like a negligible amount. (Accordin Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Cookbooks Give Readers (Mostly) Bad Advice on Food Safety

A March 2017 study done at North Carolina State University in Raleigh found that bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about reducing food-safety risks, and that much of the advi Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Don't Let Your Fitness Routine Get Boring!

Some people like to walk on a treadmill at the gym, and can do that every day without needing to change their approach. Others find that kind of activity boring. The key to sticking with exercise i Read More >

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Mind/Body Wellness

Music Therapy Eases Pain of Spinal-Surgery Patients

Music therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care alone.

The study, pu Read More >

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Getting Back to Exercise after A Break

Don’t lose your fitness motivation! Here, the experts from Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging, tell you how to stay on your fitness track:

Vacation? Flu? Out-of-town gu Read More >

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Enjoy the Gym at Any Age

You’re ready to get fitter and you’d like to go to the gym. But, you think, aren’t fitness facilities strictly for younger people? The answer is no, according to experts from Go4Life, the sen Read More >

Family

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With Baby Boomers Poised to Share Their Stories, Technology Lends a Hand

Baby boomers witnessed and experienced a lot in their formative years, such as the Cold War, the space race, political assassinations, the Vietnam War, Civil Rights protests and Watergate.

N Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Five Tips to Regain Intimacy

Has your intimate connection to your spouse or partner weakened after many years together? Here are my tips for regaining intimacy:

Learn to feel and express emotions – When we cut o Read More >

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Grandparenting

6 Reasons To Stop Feeding Your Kids and Grandkids “Kid Food”

According to the National Institutes of Health, on any given day one-third of children and 41 percent of teens eat from a fast-food restaurant. They also report that the restaurant meals often serv Read More >

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Parenting

Parenthood Linked to Longer Life, Especially for Men

Parenthood is associated with a longer life than childlessness, particularly in older age, when health and capacity may start to decline. That’s the finding of research published online in March Read More >

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Pets

Best Car Accessories for Pet Owners

According to the ASPCA, 37 to 47 percent of all U.S. households have a dog, and 30 to 37 percent have a cat. Meanwhile, the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that more than 90 percent of all U.S. househ Read More >

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