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The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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Identifying and Treating Anxiety Over 50

Can you have anxiety in your 50s, 60s, 70s and older? While doctors once thought that anxiety declines with age, it may just be that you get better at coping – or hiding it.

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Depression Is Not a 'Normal' Consequence of Aging

Remember: An active mind and body protect against depression.

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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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How to Lift Late-Life Depression

Many older adults mistakenly believe their sadness is a normal part of aging. But untreated late-life depression can intensify. Here’s how to find help.

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Are DNA Ancestry Test Kits Accurate?

It’s hard to turn on a TV today without seeing an ad hawking direct-to-consumer DNA ancestry tests — and I was as curious as anyone. But how accurate are they?

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Why Sitting Too Much Is Not Good for You

The average adult sits for nearly eight hours a day. Here’s why that’s harmful to your health, and what you can do about it.

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How Reliable Are Over-the-Phone Hearing Tests?

Do you have trouble hearing but haven’t done anything about it? A quick test you can take from your home phone promises to detect hearing loss.

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Surprising Facts About Losing Your 5 Senses

New research sheds light on aging and sensory impairment.