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Fall Risks in Older Adults Differ in Men and Women

In a study of seniors over the age of 60 living in a community setting, different factors were associated with an increased risk of falling in men and women.

By Diane Domina

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 to Keep Up With the Grandkids Despite Osteoporosis

There's nothing like the feeling of spending time with your grandchildren. But when you have osteoporosis, how do you ensure quality time isn't hard on your bones?

By Eileen Bailey

10 Myths About Osteoporosis

Learning the facts about bone health can help you take steps to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

By Eileen Bailey

Gut Check: Hospital Infections May Come From Patients Themselves

Researchers found most hospital-acquired infections originate from patients’ own bodies, often from their large intestines, home to hundreds of different bacterial strains.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

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

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Here's How to Know

Long gone are the days of advising you to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water. Now, it’s known that it’s more important to drink the right amount of water for your specific weight.

By Ask HealthCentral

What You Must Know About Shingles

We’re answering all of your pressing questions about shingles, like if it’s contagious, how to prevent it, and if you can get it twice (or more).

By Stephanie Stephens

Strong Body, Sharp Mind? Author Who Skis At 85 Tells How It Works

At age 85, Fred Bartlit is still skiing slopes that would challenge an accomplished skier decades younger. The reason? Serious strength training that he dubs the StrongPath.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Post-Menopausal Women Should Not Use Hormonal Therapy to Prevent Chronic Conditions

The latest guidelines no longer support the use of hormone therapy to prevent diseases like heart disease and breast cancer. Here’s why.

By Eileen Bailey