Healthy Aging

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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

Caring for Psoriasis as You Age

Psoriasis and skin changes from aging may require you to start different medications and new skin care products. Learn how to care for psoriasis as you move through adulthood.

By Eileen Bailey

Identifying and Treating Anxiety Over 50

Can you have anxiety in your 50s, 60s, 70s and older? While doctors once thought that anxiety declines with age, it may just be that you get better at coping – or hiding it.

By Eileen Bailey

Age-Related Bone Damage Affects a Significant Number of Mid-Lifers

About a third of people aged 40 to 59 have evidence of moderate or severe degenerative disc disease, and more than half have moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the spine, according to a recent study.

By Diane Domina

Living with a Positive Outlook Despite a Dementia Diagnosis

Although no amount of positive thinking will make dementia go away, negative thinking is risky for your overall health, while positive thinking has multiple health benefits.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Are Anti-Aging Treatments Safe for People With Psoriasis?

If you’re living with psoriasis, you might think anti-aging treatments — from microdermabrasion to chemical peels — are off-limits. And there is some truth to that concern.

By Casey Nilsson

MS Drug Efficacy Drops as Patients Age

A new meta-analysis study reinforces the importance of early treatment upon MS diagnosis to prevent disability.

By Trevis Gleason

Want to Lose Weight Permanently? Eat Regularly and Don't Diet

Successful weight management really can happen when you shed your preoccupation with “dieting” and adopt normal, regular eating habits.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

Alcohol and Sleep Apnea: A Dangerous Cocktail

Norman’s bouts with sleep apnea seemed to worsen when he was drinking. His snoring grew worse. He’d awaken frequently, gasping for breath.

By Florence Cardinal