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Older Adults Often Don't Take Statins as Directed

More than half of older adults who are prescribed statin drugs don’t take the medication as recommended and many stop taking the drug altogether.

By Diane Domina

Daily Aspirin Doesn't Extend Lifespan in Healthy Seniors

A large study suggests daily, low-dose aspirin does not prolong life or cut disability or dementia risk, and that it can raise the risk of bleeding.

By Diane Domina

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

Medication Management Tips for Seniors

Older adults comprise 13 percent of the population but account for 34 percent of all prescription medicine use and 30 percent of all over-the-counter medicine use.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

3 Supplements to Avoid After Age 50

Vitamin and mineral gaps can widen as we get older. But not every bottle in the supplements aisle is beneficial for everybody.

By Elizabeth Millard

Can You Trust These Eye Wrinkle Treatments?

Cosmetic filler injections, microneedling, and laser therapy are effective solutions for undereye wrinkles. Here are the pros and cons of each treatment.

By Nancy Monson

How to Ease Painful Sex After Menopause

Painful intercourse is a common problem after menopause. Yet most women don’t seek help for the problem or even realize that help exists.

By Nancy Monson

Do You Know the Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts?

You can save money on health costs with a flexible spending account if your employer offers one. But do you know what’s allowed — and what’s not?

By Greg Daugherty

4 Ways to Keep Health Costs Down in Retirement

While the federal Medicare program picks up a lot of the heath-care tab for Americans over 65, it doesn’t cover everything.

By Greg Daugherty

Signing Up for Health Insurance? You Have Less Time This Year

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2017 will mostly work the same as it has in previous years, but there’s an important change.

By Nancy Metcalf