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Prevention

Using a Daily Skin Moisturizer Could Protect You From Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Diabetes

A new study out of the University of California at San Francisco found that older adults who used a skin cream twice a day for a month had lower levels of inflammation throughout their bodies. Here’s what you need to know.

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Lifestyle

Study Finds Surprising New Anti-Aging Trick

Until we can all bathe in that elusive fountain of youth, a new study has discovered an unexpected (and free!) way to channel your younger self.

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Healthy Aging

Do You Feel Like You’re 65 – But You’re Older or Younger?

A recent study found most Americans say they experience the health problems of an “average 65-year-old” at about 68.5 years of age.

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Medication

The Opioid Epidemic: It's Not Just About Young People

The number of ER visits involving opioid poisoning or dependence more than tripled in Americans over 65 between 2006 and 2014, according to a new study.

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Fitness

What’s Your ‘Exercise Age’?

Chronological age is one of the most reliable risk factors for death, but the way your body functions — physiological health – is even more reliable.

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Chronic Life

Genes and Longevity: How Long Is Your 'Healthspan' Destined to Be?

As the global population ages, researchers conducted a study to get a better understanding of the biology behind aging and healthspan, healthy life expectancy.

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Lifestyle

Good Mood, Better Sleep Help Seniors Feel More in Control

Having a sense of control can help older adults have a better quality of life and has a positive impact on physical, mental, and emotional health.

Senior man taking medication with glass of water.
Medication

Are Antidepressants Overprescribed in Older Adults?

Results of a study conducted in Minnesota from 2005 to 2012 suggest antidepressant medications are overprescribed in older adults about 24 percent of the time.

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Supplements

Top 3 Supplements to Avoid After Age 50

Supplements can help bridge certain vitamin and mineral gaps as you get older, but not all supplements may be right for you.

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Risk Factors

7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer's

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder.