Healthy Aging

How to Spot the Signs of Deadly Sepsis

Sepsis affects more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. each year. But many don’t know the signs of this deadly medical emergency.

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Social-Savvy Seniors: Older Adults Reduce Depression Risk With Social Media

Using social media like Facebook and Twitter can help seniors counteract the depression risk that comes with pain from chronic conditions or other ailments.

By Lara DeSanto

If You Know Where Your Keys Are, You're Likely Good at ID-ing Smells, Too

If you’re the person who always knows where the passports, holiday decorations, and keys are, chances are high you’re also great at identifying odors.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

10 Myths About Osteoporosis

Learning the facts about bone health can help you take steps to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

By Eileen Bailey

The Services That Will Help Seniors and Ultimately — Caregivers

You can’t do it all on your own — caregiving is like a full-time job. These services are great for taking the load off — whether it’s having groceries delivered, getting a “Lyft,” or even having medication delivered — every tiny bit of help… helps.

By The Candid Caregiver

Long-term Stroke Recovery May Be Predictable With Simple Test

A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Early Menopause, Shorter Life?

Women who experienced early menopause typically had shorter lifespans and were more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than women with average- or late-onset menopause.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Gut Check: Hospital Infections May Come From Patients Themselves

Researchers found most hospital-acquired infections originate from patients’ own bodies, often from their large intestines, home to hundreds of different bacterial strains.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Does Heart Valve Surgery Affect Cognition in Older Adults?

An older adult's ability to think, remember, and make decisions can be diminished in the first month following heart valve surgery.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Many Older Adults Want to Know More About Their DNA

The National Poll on Healthy Aging suggests only a small percentage of Americans in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested but many are interested.

By Diane Domina