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Can A Diabetes Diagnosis Offer Benefits to Others?

A diabetes diagnosis in one person may help spur behavior changes in a partner. Learn how families and friends can make healthy lifestyle changes together.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Finally Winning the War on Weight: Judy’s Story

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how she was able to achieve her goals with the help of a close friend.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Are Processed Foods Killing Us?

Processed foods may be a major culprit in the obesity epidemic. Learn why eating low fat or low carb might not matter as much as eating real food.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Heart Health Grocery Store Guide

A heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Find foods at your grocery store that are considered safe for heart health.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Ask Better Questions for Better Alzheimer’s Screening

A small study suggests dementia screening test question wording can be confusing and/or trigger emotional responses in many older adults, affecting results.

By Diane Domina

The Link Between Herpes and Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know

Alzheimer's and the herpes virus may seem like unlikely partners, but they may have more in common than scientists once thought.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By Nancy Monson

Alcohol and Dementia Risk: Moderation Really Is Key

People who abstain from alcohol or have more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week in middle age are both more likely to develop dementia — for different reasons.

By Diane Domina

Just Two Weeks of Inactivity Raises Diabetes Risk in Seniors

In older adults who are overweight and at higher-than-normal risk for type 2 diabetes, two weeks of limited mobility can have a significant impact, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

How Much Coffee for a Healthy Heart?

The amount of caffeine in four cups of coffee per day could boost heart health in older adults by improving the elasticity of their blood vessel walls, suggests a study published in PLOS Biology.

By Diane Domina