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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

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

By Lara DeSanto

Finding Beauty in Living With Chronic Illness

Cathy Kramer writes about her journey with rheumatoid arthritis, and how she found beauty in sharing her story with others.

By Cathy Kramer

Managing Chronic Pain As You Age

Chronic pain and illness affects millions of people as they get older. Here's how you can be proactive about your health as you age.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

By Elizabeth Millard