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Woman with the flu drinking tea.

This Flu Season is the Longest in 10 Years

We’re going on Week 22 of flu season, and no, it’s not necessarily too late to get your shot. Here’s what you should know.

By Lara DeSanto
Woman holding her nose because of a bad smell.

Phantom Odors: Do You Really Smell That?

One in 15 Americans over 40 experiences phantom odors — foul smells without a source – say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.

By Diane Domina
Man drinking water in a gym.

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, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
A woman getting a foot massage.

What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. Learn how your feet can offer early warning signs for bigger health issues.

By Eileen Bailey
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Surprising Facts About Losing Your 5 Senses

New research sheds light on aging and sensory impairment.

By HealthAfter50
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How to Deal With 8 Winter Dangers

The biting winds and freezing temperature of winter can make the season treacherous as you get older. Here’s how to cope.

By HealthAfter50
Retirement May Help You Sleep Better

Retirement May Help You Sleep Better

Sleep disturbances can become more common as we age. But retirement appears to have a mediating effect for many, sleep research is finding.

By Greg Daugherty
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What Is Raynaud's?

If cold weather brings on throbbing, tingling hands, you may have Raynaud’s disease. Here’s what to know about the condition.

By HealthAfter50
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Are You at Risk for Anemia? What to Know

Fatigue, irritability, shortness of breath, and dizziness could be signs of anemia. Here’s what else you need to know about this blood disorder.

By HealthAfter50
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7 Tips for Softer Skin

Here’s how to avoid sapping your skin of much-needed moisture, including advice on picking the right moisturizer.

By HealthAfter50