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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

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

Does Heart Valve Surgery Affect Cognition in Older Adults?

An older adult's ability to think, remember, and make decisions can be diminished in the first month following heart valve surgery.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

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

Seniors With Certain Fractures Should Be Treated for Bone Loss

An international group of more than 40 of the top bone health experts issued updated recommendations for osteoporosis treatment in seniors.

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

Finally Winning the War on Weight: Judy’s Story

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how she was able to achieve her goals with the help of a close friend.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What's the Best Exercise to Boost Balance and Prevent Falls?

Older adults who practice the ancient Chinese martial art tai chi have a lower risk of falling than those who participate in other forms of exercise.

By Diane Domina

Happy Seniors Live Longer

Enjoying life is the key to living longer, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore.

By Diane Domina