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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.
Foods to eat for a healthy prostate.

What Can I Eat to Reduce an Enlarged Prostate?

Find out whether what you’re eating is helping or harming your prostate health.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Man walking with a cane in the park.

CDC: 1 in 4 American Adults Live With Disability

According to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 61 million adults in the United States have a disability that impacts their daily life.

By Diane Domina
John and Tina

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
Seniors using virtual reality device.

How Virtual Reality Goggles Can Help Seniors

Virtual reality technology can immerse older adults in a three-dimensional environment that transports them to exotic places without having to leave home.

By Susan Ladika
Playing chess with Grandpa.

Should You Take Your Kids to Visit Grandma at the Nursing Home?

Do you have a relative who has moved into a nursing home recently? Here’s what to consider before the children visit.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency

Choosing an individual or a company to come into our home, or that of a vulnerable loved one, to provide assistance with anything from cleaning to personal services is never easy. We are giving an unknown person access to not only our property but to ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack
Senior man in physical therapy.

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
Senior husband holding sick wife's hand.

Feeling Grief, Relief, and Guilt as Caregiving Ends

A mix of emotions is common for caregivers when caregiving responsibilities are over. Here are some coping strategies.

By Elizabeth Millard
Adult child helping senior parent complete paperwork.

Few With Dementia Are Enrolled in Money Management Tool

One of the things a lot of us worry about is how long our parents will be able to take care of themselves — not just physically but financially.

By Greg Daugherty