Health A-Z

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Hip Health

Do You Really Need A Hip Replacement?

If your hips hurt, every position is uncomfortable. Sitting or standing, walking or even lying down—nothing gives you relief. These joints sit near your core and are essential to so much of our m Read More >

Health Headlines

Hair Loss and Uterine Fibroids

African-American women with a common pattern of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine fibroids, according to new research from Johns Hopkins. The conclusion was based on a Read More >


Accessing Your Own Genomic Data Is a Civil Right

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, or GINA, expanded individuals’ access to genetic information by forcing changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability A Read More >

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Cancer Overview

When Cancer Comes Back

From the National Cancer Institute, information every cancer survivor should know: When cancer comes back after treatment, doctors call it a recurrence or recurrent cancer. Finding out that Read More >

Mental & Emotional Health

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions and Make Them Stick

Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. For some it’s to workout, lose weight, cut out all carbs and sweets. For o Read More >

Living Well

Aging Well

Experts Call for World Health Organization to Rethink “Unacceptable” Plan for Older People

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been accused of “washing its hands of older people” in its proposed priorities for future work. In a letter published online in January 20
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Uncovering the Benefits of Fractional Laser Treatments

In the world of laser skin technology, a time-capsule trip back to the early aughts shows dermatologists at a crossroads: attempts to adjust more invasive approaches were increasingly recognized as
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Money Matters

Annuities Beat CDs by Offering Higher Guaranteed Rates and Tax Savings

Older Americans love certificates of deposit. But fixed-rate annuities, which function like CDs, usually pay much higher guaranteed rate. And they offer tax deferral. CDs have one main advan
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Money Matters

Asset Location, A Strategy to Cut Taxes, Is Often Overlooked

A new tax law may call for tweaking strategy but probably not big changes Asset allocation comes first, then comes asset location. It’s the often overlooked strategy of placing investments
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Aging Well

Can Loss of Sense of Smell Be Repaired?

Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine, led by Dr. James E. Schwob, are examining the behavior of adult stem cells within the context of aging and, specifically, the sense of smell. As
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Diet & Nutrition

Junk food Tax Is Legally and Administratively Viable

An original analysis by researchers at New York University College of Global Public Health and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University finds that a federal tax on ju
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Diet & Nutrition

Vitamin Deficiency in Later Life

Fifty percent of adults 65 and over have insufficient levels of Vitamin D, according to European researchers. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by investigators at the Helmhol
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Diet & Nutrition

Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat, and What You Should Eat Changes as You Get Older

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Lina Begda
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Weight Loss

Tried and True Tips for Dealing With Holiday Weight Gain

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 60% of adult women in the country are considered overweight. While this is something to be concerned with all year long, it’s e
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Diet & Nutrition

Ninety Percent of Adults Aren't Eating Enough Fruits or Vegetables

Just one in every ten adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published in the Center of Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR
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Motivating Others to Be Physically Active

From the experts at Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging, some tips on how to get a loved one to exercise: At times, almost everyone can use a personal cheerleader for enco
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Injury Prevention & Treatment

3 Tips to Avoid the ER Due to Common Mistakes at The Gym

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s only natural that we’re starting to think about getting fitter, healthier, more mindful, etc. in the New Year. But while many of us are quick to double down on ou
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Why Exercisers in their 40s and 50s Should "Agercise" Their Workouts

Sprains and strains are painful, but avid exercisers often see them as little more than a nuisance. I call them something else: a blessing. It’s a wake-up call. It’s your body whispering
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Any Physical Activity in the Elderly Is Better Than None for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk

Any physical activity in the elderly is better than none at all for reducing cardiovascular risk, according to an 18-year study in more than 24 000 adults published in November 2017 in the European
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How You Can Benefit Emotionally from 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 stressed, try
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Long-Distance Caregiving: Dealing with Frustration and Guilt

 Caregiving, especially from a distance, is likely to bring out many different emotions. Feeling frustrated and angry with everyone, from the care recipient to the doctors, is a common experience.
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Knowing About “Drunkorexia” Can Save Your Child’s Life

I learned about “drunkorexia” the hard way the other night when a “very close family member” called me, asking for a ride home after he was arrested for driving under the influence. He was
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Quality of Contact with Grandparents Is Key to Youths' Views of Ageism

Ageism – stereotypes that lead to prejudice and discrimination against older people – occurs frequently in young adults and can be seen in children as young as three. A study conducted
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Be Prepared: 6 Tips for Caregivers

Here, from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a caregiving list that can prove lifesaving: 1. Keep a list of medicines for each person you care for. Include over-the-counter med
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Marijuana Motherhood
Alternative Health

The Pros and Cons of Marijuana as a Mother

Though marijuana is often considered a drug for the young and rebellious, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that middle aged parents are now more likely to use marijuana than
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