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Many Older Adults Want to Know More About Their DNA

The National Poll on Healthy Aging suggests only a small percentage of Americans in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested but many are interested.

By Diane Domina

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Will I Be Able to Get Health Insurance on the Exchange for 2018?

Health insurers continue to exit and enter the 2018 marketplace, but as of now every U.S. county will offer at least one plan. Here’s what else to know.

By Nancy Metcalf

What Causes Gastritis? How to Protect Your Gut

If you have persistent stomach distress, don’t take it lightly: It could be gastritis. Here’s how it’s caused and how to find relief.

By Tim Gower

How Reliable Are Over-the-Phone Hearing Tests?

Do you have trouble hearing but haven’t done anything about it? A quick test you can take from your home phone promises to detect hearing loss.

By Nelly Edmondson

Mammograms for Women 75 and Up: Good Idea or Not?

The benefits of getting a mammogram may be overestimated—and its harms underestimated—particularly for women ages 75 and older.

By HealthAfter50

TV Ads Linked to More Testosterone Testing

Chances are you’ve seen the slick TV ads for products that claim they can fix low testosterone. But that doesn’t mean you should pay attention. Here’s why.

By Peter Jaret

Should You Try At-Home Genetic Testing?

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests can be tempting, but it’s important to understand their limitations.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary artery disease is diagnosed when your arteries become narrowed by deposits called plaques within the artery walls.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is caused by a weakening of the heart’s ability to pump blood. You may experience fatigue, shortness of breath, and excessive urination at night.

By HealthAfter50