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Cardio

There’s No Better Time Than Now for Older Adults to Hit the Gym

You don’t have to have decades of workouts under your belt to reap the muscle-building benefits, finds a new study.

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Nutrition

Dark Chocolate for Depression? Science Says Yes

Good news for the chocoholics out there: New research finds that this yummy food may help those with depression symptoms.

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Self Care

A Super Fun Way to Blow Off Steam After Work

Tough day at the job? Stress relief may be a digital game download away, says new study.

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Treatment

There’s More Evidence on How Exercise Helps Depression Symptoms

A new study looks into why and how physical activity can boost your mood so much. Here’s what you should know.

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Living With

Why You're Not Too Old to Get an STI

Sexually transmitted infections are climbing among older adults. We've got a refresher on how to have a safe (and healthy!) sex life.

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Symptoms

Your Surprise Herpes Diagnosis: 10 Things You Need to Know

It's not the news you wanted to hear, but it's reality—and thankfully, you're not alone. Get answers to your top questions straight from an expert.

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Nutrition

The Big Benefits of Blueberries

There's a lot of health power packed into this little fruit. Time to eat up!

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Risk Factors

Binge Drinking Isn't Just a College Problem

A new study found that 10% of over-65s in the United States binge drink, increasing their risk of health problems and making existing ones worse. Here's what you should know.

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Risk Factors

Women With This Sleep Problem May Have Greater Cancer Risk

A new study found that women with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop cancer.

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Risk Factors

Sleep Apnea Could Be Fueling Your Depression

A new study found that people with depression that doesn’t respond to therapy and medication should be screened for this sleep disorder. Here’s what you should know.