High-Dose Flu Vaccine: Is It Always Better

People over 65 are often offered a standard vaccine or a high-dose version. But a new study has found that the higher dosage is effective only for people 85 and older.

A new study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that for those between age 65 and 84, the standard vaccine works just as well.

The finding was published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Most Women Don't Know Stroke Symptoms

According to a national survey by The Ohio State University, most women don’t know their risk factors for stroke, or its symptoms.

Investigators from the university’s Wexner Medical Center found that among 1,000 women who were surveyed, only 11 percent could identify pregnancy, lupus, migraine headaches and oral contraception or hormone replacement therapy as female-specific stroke risks.

Only 10 percent knew that hiccups along with unusual chest pain are among the early warning signs of a stroke.

Natural Anti-Anxiety Food Solutions

By Diane Blum

Anxiety disorders are one of the top mental health issues in the United States, affecting about 18 percent of the population, and not surprisingly - given our always on, wired and stressed out lives – anxiety-related health issues continue to be on the increase.

4 Ways to Put Off Joint Replacement

Here, from the experts at Harvard Medical School, are four tips that can help you extend the life of your natural joints and keep the need for replacement in the very distant future.

Tip #1: Lose weight

Working Out A Safe Money Strategy

As people creep into the retirement “red zone” – those years just before or right after they retire – it becomes more important than ever that they find ways to keep their savings safe.

Because at that point, their retirement picture will change significantly only if they lose a lot of money, says Chris Bennett, co-founding partner of The Abbott Bennett Group, (


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