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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

Helping an Elderly Loved One Leave Behind a Pet

Animals can be a barrier against loneliness for older adults. If a move to assisted living requires someone you love to leave behind a pet, here’s how to help.

By The Candid Caregiver

Menopause and Autoimmune Disease: What to Expect

Wondering how hormonal changes during menopause will impact your existing autoimmune disorders and their symptoms? Here’s what you should know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Lung Disease May Raise Risk of Dementia

Your chance of developing dementia may go up if you have lung disease in middle age. Researchers found that lung diseases were linked to mild cognitive impairment, as well as to dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

By Lara DeSanto

How Judy Won the War on Weight

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how a close friend helped her finally achieve her goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Exercise Equipment and Workouts You Need to Do to Prevent Falls

As we age, posture, flexibility, and balance are critical to avoiding falls that can lead to fractures. Safely using exercise equipment such as an exercise ball, foam roller, and a yoga strap can help to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.

By Nancy Monson

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

Living with a Positive Outlook Despite a Dementia Diagnosis

Although no amount of positive thinking will make dementia go away, negative thinking is risky for your overall health, while positive thinking has multiple health benefits.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

How to Handle Incontinence, Advice from OBGYN

Stress and urge incontinence are among the top bladder concerns for aging adults.

By Carol Bradley Bursack