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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.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

By Eileen Bailey

Depression Is Not a 'Normal' Consequence of Aging

Remember: An active mind and body protect against depression.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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.

By Sophie Ramsey

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.

By Stephanie Watson

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?

By Nancy Monson

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.

By Barbara Van Tine

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.

By Nelly Edmondson

Surprising Facts About Losing Your 5 Senses

New research sheds light on aging and sensory impairment.

By HealthAfter50

Why Are My Knees So Noisy?

Those pops and clicks you hear coming from your knees may be the sound of arthritis beginning to take hold. Here’s what you should know.

By Barbara Van Tine