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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Study Finds Surprising New Anti-Aging Trick

Until we can all bathe in that elusive fountain of youth, a new study has discovered an unexpected (and free!) way to channel your younger self.

By Lara DeSanto

Do You Feel Like You’re 65 – But You’re Older or Younger?

A recent study found most Americans say they experience the health problems of an “average 65-year-old” at about 68.5 years of age.

By Diane Domina

The Opioid Epidemic: It's Not Just About Young People

The number of ER visits involving opioid poisoning or dependence more than tripled in Americans over 65 between 2006 and 2014, according to a new study.

By Diane Domina

What’s Your ‘Exercise Age’?

Chronological age is one of the most reliable risk factors for death, but the way your body functions — physiological health – is even more reliable.

By Diane Domina

Genes and Longevity: How Long Is Your 'Healthspan' Destined to Be?

As the global population ages, researchers conducted a study to get a better understanding of the biology behind aging and healthspan, healthy life expectancy.

By Diane Domina

Good Mood, Better Sleep Help Seniors Feel More in Control

Having a sense of control can help older adults have a better quality of life and has a positive impact on physical, mental, and emotional health.

By Diane Domina

Are Antidepressants Overprescribed in Older Adults?

Results of a study conducted in Minnesota from 2005 to 2012 suggest antidepressant medications are overprescribed in older adults about 24 percent of the time.

By Diane Domina

Top 3 Supplements to Avoid After Age 50

Supplements can help bridge certain vitamin and mineral gaps as you get older, but not all supplements may be right for you.

By Elizabeth Millard

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.

By HealthAfter50

UTI, Robot: Can AI Detect Urinary Tract Infections?

New artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify and help reduce UTIs, which are a common reason why people with dementia are hospitalized.

By Lara DeSanto