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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

Non-smoking Asthmatics Have Emphysema Risk

Severe asthma can cause emphysema in people even if they have never smoked. Learn how these conditions affect the lungs, airways, and ultimately, the ability to breath.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Rising Rates of Deadly Falls in Older Adults

Injuries are the seventh leading cause of death in adults over the age of 65 in the United States and falls are responsible for the largest percentage of those deaths, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

By Diane Domina

Gifts From the Heart For the Heart

When mom has heart problems, you don’t want to give her a gift that could further harm her. These heart-healthy gifts will not only show you care, but they could even improve her heart health.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Living with a Positive Outlook Despite a Dementia Diagnosis

Although no amount of positive thinking will make dementia go away, negative thinking is risky for your overall health, while positive thinking has multiple health benefits.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Fresh Outlook Can Help Caregivers

It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

By The Candid Caregiver

Do You Feel as Old As You Are? A Grandmother and Granddaughter Discuss Life and Aging

Are you afraid of dying? How do you want to be remembered? Is there anything that you really regret or wish you did differently when you were younger? What do you hope to live to see? Ann Simpson, 81, talks to her granddaughter, 21, about aging and h...

By Carol Bradley Bursack

These Healthy Habits Could Add More Than a Decade to Your Life

A healthy lifestyle can help you feel and look your best, but new research published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), suggests it can also increase longevity by 14 years for women and 12 years for men.

By Diane Domina

Physical Fitness Tied to Better Verbal Skills in Older Adults

Seniors who are physically fit are less likely to struggle to find the words they’re looking for and are better able to express themselves verbally.

By Diane Domina