Health A-Z

tai-chi-exercise
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Tai Chi: An Alternative for Patients After Heart Attack

An update from the American Heart Association on an alternative exercise for people who might not like physical activity: The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternat
Read More >

frail-older-woman
Senior Health

Problems with Senses May Predict Older Adults' Ability to Function

Researchers who examined the five senses among older adults found that the more sensory ability they lost, the worse they performed on a mobility test and on some daily tasks. Experts known
Read More >

Woman with insomnia
Insomnia

Dream Deprivation: The Hidden Cost of Sleep Loss

Many health concerns attributed to sleep loss may actually be linked to dream loss, an expert says. Rubin Naiman, PhD, a sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona Center for In
Read More >

turn-off-the-news
Mental & Emotional Health

Put the News on Snooze: Taking a Break is Healthy

Overloaded on bad news? You’re not alone. When we tune in to see what’s going on all we see is suffering from natural disasters, shootings, terror attacks, reports about economic uncert
Read More >

don't let the bed bugs bite

Bed Bugs Are Attracted to Dirty Laundry

Bed bugs are attracted to dirty laundry, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports by University of Sheffield scientists in the UK on Thursday, September 28th 2017).
Read More >

Living Well

healthy elderly women
Aging Well

“Ridiculously Healthy” Elderly Have the Same Gut Microbiome as Healthy 30-Year-Olds

In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers at the University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute in Ontario, Canada, and Tianyi Health Science Ins
Read More >

retirement age
Retirement

As Retirement Age Creeps up, the Health of Those Close to Retirement is Getting Worse

Ten years from now, Americans born in 1960 will be able to start collecting their full Social Security retirement check, at the age of 67. That’s two years later than their parents, because o
Read More >

bull-market
Money Matters

Two Ways to Reduce Risk if the Bull Market Has Skewed Your Asset Allocation

In the current bull market, many people have made so much money they now find their asset allocation is out of kilter. People who planned to put, say, 55 percent of their money in stocks may find t
Read More >

road hazards
Aging Well

Older Drivers Adapt Their Thinking to Improve Road Hazard Detection

A 2017 study done at North Carolina State University in Raleigh found that older drivers showed adaptive responses according to the amount of traffic in a driving scene when identifying road hazard
Read More >

woman-looking-in-her-mirror
Skin

Facial Cosmetic Procedures: Are They Right for You?

These days, more and more Baby Boomers – and even early Generation Xers just hitting their 50s – stare at the sags and bags in their aging facial skin and seek ways of restoring that youthful l
Read More >

Food

insomnia
Diet & Nutrition

Is Poor Nutrition Keeping You Up at Night?

Most of us know what sleep deprivation feels like, and it is not pleasant. If we do not get enough healthy sleep (some children need 10 hours nightly, while most adults need at least seven), we m
Read More >

black-tea
Diet & Nutrition

Black Tea May Help with Weight Loss, Too

The benefits of green tea were already known, but a 2017 study done at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that polyphenols in
Read More >

halloween-treats
Diet & Nutrition

Avoid a Foodborne Illness Nightmare this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. Pick up those finishing touch decorations, plan parties, finalize costumes and most importantly, brush up on proper food safety practices to prevent foodborne
Read More >

smelling-food
Diet & Nutrition

4 Reasons A Great Meal Is About How You Eat, Not What You Eat

Everyone knows it’s important to eat the right foods to live a long and healthy life, but many of us fall short of that ideal. We eat on the run, pulling into a drive-through and scarfing
Read More >

Fitness

mature-businesswoman-at-work
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
Read More >

fitness-tracker
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
Read More >

running-in-autumn
Exercise

Research Shows That Exercise is Medicine

Everyone wants to feel healthy, but many people may not know the best way to go about achieving and maintaining good health. Increasingly, researchers are pointing to the fact that exercise is med
Read More >

passengers on a plane
Exercise

Tips to Make Traveling Easier on Your Body

Anyone who travels frequently knows that without planning and awareness, travel can be a pain, literally. Some of the most common issues are the following: Stiff and swollen feet S
Read More >

dancing-e1490894602355
Exercise

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! Dancing Can Reverse Brain Aging.

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. However, a study, published in the open-access journal Fro
Read More >

Family

girls playing soccer
Parenting

Early Youth Specialization and Over Training: What Every Parent Should Know

Kids around the country are playing organized sports more than ever today. In fact, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) reports that youth in the country participating in spor
Read More >

mature-woman-in-doctors-office
Caregiving

How Caregivers Can Help A Loved One at The Doctor's Office

The latest from the experts on the National Institute on Aging on taking care of your loved one at the doctor’s office. If you go with the person you care for to see his or her doctor, her
Read More >

Baby Mosaic

Extending the Limits of Fertility: Rethinking Mosaic Embryos

Medical breakthrough happens when professionals think outside of the usual boundaries, and question accepted practices. A good example of this is transpiring right now in the field of reproductive
Read More >

maleinfertility_august2017

Major Study Reveals Sperm Counts of Western Males Drops Significantly Over 40-Year Period

While male longevity has increased by an impressive 25 years over the past century, startling new research has revealed that while men may be living longer, diminishing sperm rates may mean there c
Read More >

sulky-child
Parenting

Back to School: Is Your Child's Behavior A Cry for Help?

You get a call from school. Your child talked back to their teacher and ran out of the classroom. Is your child willfully disobeying, or is their misbehavior a cry for help? According to the
Read More >