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Living With

CDC: 1 in 4 American Adults Live With Disability

According to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 61 million adults in the United States have a disability that impacts their daily life.

Senior using an exercise ball.
Prevention

The Exercise Equipment and Workouts You Need to Do to Prevent Falls

As we age, posture, flexibility, and balance are critical to avoiding falls that can lead to fractures. Safely using exercise equipment such as an exercise ball, foam roller, and a yoga strap can help to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.

Burnt out caregiver.
Self Care

Caregiver Burnout Is Real, And Brutal

Many Americans are caring for several people at a time — sometimes both of their aging and ailing parents, children, and even spouses with chronic conditions. How do you do it all without completely burning out?

Two glasses of water.
Nutrition

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

When it comes to staying hydrated, we now know that it’s important to drink the right amount of water for your specific weight. Find out what's right for you.

Man drinking water in a gym.
Risk Factors

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.

Group of seniors playing dominoes.
Lifestyle

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.

Laboratory mouse.

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.

Woman holding her husband's hands while he's in a hospital bed.
Relationships

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?

Man with hearing loss cupping ear.
Treatment

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.

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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.