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The Dangers of Dehydration

Every time you go to the bathroom or sweat, you lose water. If you’re vomiting or have diarrhea – more water loss. All of this contributes to dehydration, which is a serious health risk. Find out how much your body needs.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Hear It From An Insider: How to Choose a Nursing Home

Who better to tell you how to choose a nursing home than someone who works in a nursing home? This licensed nursing home administrator provides her tips on what you want to nursing home to have, or what’s a clear red flag.

By The Candid Caregiver

Scientists Reverse Age-Related Wrinkles and Hair Loss in Lab Mice

In a mouse study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Veterans Administration, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham reversed wrinkles and hair loss resulting from impaired cell function in mouse models.

By Diane Domina

Caregiver or Care Partner? How Terminology Evolves With Awareness

Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?

By The Candid Caregiver

Hearing Aid Costs Keep Many Seniors From Getting Them

Many Americans over 55 can’t afford hearing aids to help with age-related hearing loss, finds a national study conducted at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

By Diane Domina

Religion May Help You Live Longer

Natural lifespan in humans can be affected by a number of factors, in addition to overall health – gender, marital status, and, according to a new study, religious affiliation. Here’s how spirituality affects longevity.

By Diane Domina

World Health Organization Warns We're Not Meeting Health Goals

At the current rate, goals set by the World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce early deaths from diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2030 will not be achieved, according to a new report from the WHO Indepen...

By Diane Domina

Maybe You Should Hit Snooze on Weekends After All

Researchers say weekend catch-up sleep may actually help overall wellness.

By Stephanie Stephens

Identifying and Treating Anxiety Over 50

Can you have anxiety in your 50s, 60s, 70s and older? While doctors once thought that anxiety declines with age, it may just be that you get better at coping – or hiding it.

By Eileen Bailey

Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Through It

Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.

By Carol Bradley Bursack