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Senior Diabetic Patients May Be Overtreated

Aggressively controlling blood sugar in older diabetics may actually lead to over-treatment and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), researchers say.

Investigators from Yale University School of Medicine published their findings in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Time to Be Grateful - It's Thank You Month!

Editor’s note: When it comes to giving thanks, most of us automatically think of the Thanksgiving holiday. But of course, that’s not the only time we should be grateful for the gifts we get from others, whether that’s a fabulous birthday gift or emotional support when we need it. Here, etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore shares how best to pause and express your gratitude during January (National Thank You Month) and at any time during the year.

Playing Catch Can Prevent Falls in Older Adults

If you enjoy playing catch with your partner or the grandkids, you're doing yourself a favor. It turns out that the simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research done at the University of Illinois at Chicago and published in January 2015 in advance of print in two journals: Electromyography and Kinesiology and Experimental Brain Research.

All Family Members of the Mentally Ill Need Help

Listening to older sisters of mentally ill siblings discuss their mothers' difficult caregiving experiences made Case Western Reserve University co-investigator M. Jane Suresky wonder if something important about families was missed in a prior study that focused on women caregivers of mentally ill family members.

Can the Fountain of Youth Be Found in Your Bedroom?

By Soriyya Bawa

Can sex really make you feel and look younger? According to several studies, the answer is: yes. Sex is on the list of effective anti-aging solutions because it’s natural and, for most people, can be very enjoyable, to say the least. Here’s why sex is an effective tool to help you look younger:

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