Why You're Taking Care of Yourself (or Not) As You're Aging

People over 50 who feel comfortable with aging are likelier than those who don’t to get preventive health care services, University of Michigan researchers have found.

Previous research has shown that older adults can take several different paths of health. Some decline, some stay the same, and some get healthier.

World Osteoporosis Day 2014: Real Men Build Strength from Within

World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on October 20th and marks the beginning of a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. For 2014, the focus is on the fact that men can get osteoporosis even though it is often thought of as a woman’s disease.

What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season

Editor’s note: Although the Ebola crisis has dominated the news recently, here at we don’t want you to lose sight of the fact the current flu season is here. The CDC offers the following information and advice about protecting yourself and your loved ones.

What sort of flu season is expected this year?
It’s not possible to predict what this flu season will be like. Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season usually varies from one season to another.

New Hope for Healing the Heart

Researchers from UCLA have discovered that cells that form scars in the heart can change into the kind of cells that help the heart to heal.

The study focused on the scar-forming cells, known as fibroblasts, and their ability to transform into endothelial cells, which form blood vessels. That discovery could pave the way for a new strategy to treat heart-attack patients, because increasing the number of blood vessels in the heart increases its ability to heal.

Coping with Crohn's Disease

Editor’s Note: Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, affects up to 700,000 people in the U.S., according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA; The foundation lists typical symptoms as persistent diarrhea; rectal bleeding; urgent need to move bowels; abdominal cramps; a sensation of incomplete evacuation; and constipation, which can lead to bowel obstruction.


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