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Risk Factors

Binge Drinking Isn't Just a College Problem

A new study found that 10% of over-65s in the United States binge drink, increasing their risk of health problems and making existing ones worse. Here's what you should know.

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Prescription

Is Your Aging Parent on Too Many Meds?

The older people get, the more prescriptions they take to stay healthy. That's not always a good thing. Find out how to keep your loved ones safe.

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Diagnosis

The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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Falls

Attention Gen-Xers: You Could Be at Risk for Falling, Too

You may think this is only an issue for your elderly parents, but new research shows even those in their 50s need to watch their step.

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Prevention

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.

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Prevention

4 Simple Steps That Could Save Your Life

Heart disease steals millions of lives each year. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Medication

Can These Common Meds Give You Dementia?

Check your medicine cabinets—a new study found that anticholinergic drugs may make you more likely to develop dementia down the line.

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Prevention

How Many Steps Should You Walk Each Day?

10,000 may not be the magic number after all, according to new research.

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Prevention

The Truth About Preventing Memory Loss

Doing puzzles and taking supplements aren’t going to cut it. The good news? Warding off dementia is probably easier than you think.

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Relationships

Happy Wife, Happy Life: A Happier Partner Could Help You Live Longer

Could your partner’s happiness really be more important than your own in affecting your health? Here’s what the research says.