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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

Senior Safety: When Is It Time to Hand Over the Car Keys?

For many of us, the ability to drive contributes to a more satisfying, more independent life, especially as we age, but vehicle safety concerns and fatal crash rates based on distances driven increase significantly in older adults.

By Diane Domina

Common Heartburn Meds Increase Pneumonia Risk in Seniors

A class of drugs used to reduce stomach acid in people with heartburn or ulcers may not be completely safe for older adults, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

Strength Training Reduces Age-Related Frailty in Women

Regular exercise and physical activity is important to maintain good health as we age, and according to a small study, resistance training is vital to prevent frailty in older women.

By Diane Domina

Opioid Pain Relievers Linked to Falls in Older Adults

New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) suggests opioid use in older adults is associated with an increased risk of falling and a higher risk of death.

By Diane Domina

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

What You Must Know About Shingles

We’re answering all of your pressing questions about shingles, like if it’s contagious, how to prevent it, and if you can get it twice (or more).

By Stephanie Stephens

Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

By Lara DeSanto