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Let's Talk About Perimenopause

It’s the leadup to menopause, and it can cause some wacky changes in your body. Here, the doctor-vetted details on the symptoms and, if you need ‘em, the top treatments to help you feel calmer, cooler, and all-around less freaked.

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Let's Talk About the Signs & Symptoms of Menopause

Have you entered the big M yet? Or feel like you're heading down that hormonal highway? Read on to find out exactly how to spot the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

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Have You Been Using Hormones to Manage Menopause for Too Long?

According to a new study, extended periods of time on hormone replacement therapy may increase breast cancer risk.

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Greater Life Satisfaction Is Tied to This Major Belief

If you believe in the idea of “oneness,” you’re likely to be happier, according to this new study published by the American Psychological Association. But what does that mean, exactly?

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There’s No Better Time Than Now for Older Adults to Hit the Gym

You don’t have to have decades of workouts under your belt to reap the muscle-building benefits, finds a new study.

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How a Hot Temper Can Damage Your Health

As you get older, excessive anger could up your risk of chronic illness, a new study finds.

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Binge Drinking Isn't Just a College Problem

A new study found that 10% of over-65s in the United States binge drink, increasing their risk of health problems and making existing ones worse. Here's what you should know.

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If Your Aging Parent Needs Help but Won’t Accept it: Proceed With Caution

Being the caregiver for an aging parent who doesn’t want help takes a slow, careful approach to get maximum cooperation.

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Your Parent With Dementia Needs Help, but Won't Admit It

Here’s how to maintain their dignity and offer choices.

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Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s Disease More Than Men?

Little research has focused on the fact that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s—until now.