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How a Hot Temper Can Damage Your Health

As you get older, excessive anger could up your risk of chronic illness, a new study finds.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

Want to Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk? Here’s How

The prospect of losing your memory is terrifying — but a new study out of the University of Alberta gives us concrete steps to take that can help us stay healthy.

By Lara DeSanto

Here’s Why You Should Get Your Main Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Put down the vitamin bottle for a second and listen up: A new study found that it’s the nutrients from food you eat that benefit you most.

By Lara DeSanto

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.

By HealthAfter50

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

Early Menopause, Shorter Life?

Women who experienced early menopause typically had shorter lifespans and were more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than women with average- or late-onset menopause.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer