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Heart Health

Minorities Have Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Than Whites

In a study of more than 1.3 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California that stretched over 10 years, researchers found that blacks, Latinos and Asians generally had lower risk of coro Read More >

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Stereotype about Native Americans' Alcohol Abuse Is Wrong

Although conventional wisdom has long held that Native Americans have extremely high rates of alcohol abuse, University of Arizona researchers have found that Native Americans’ binge and heavy dr Read More >

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Solve the Medical Riddle: She Has Been Fainting Often Since She turned 68, Although She Never Passed Out Before That, Second Week

Editor’s note: Welcome to our thirdAGE feature that gives you a chance to play medical sleuth as we share the details of what happened when a patient presented with a problem that stumped the phy Read More >

Senior Health

New Insight into The Biology of Aging

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have found patterns that may provide clues into the biological basis of aging.

The research team, led by Novartis Fellow Nicholas Stroustrup, found a Read More >

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Breast Cancer

Does Radiation Therapy Improve Survival for Women with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ?

Approximately 60,000 patients in the United States will receive a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in 2016. DCIS is not an invasive form of cancer and the 10-year survival rate for wome Read More >

Living Well

Money Matters

3 Ways Retirees May Benefit Financially From Embracing Technology

While millennials can remember all the way back to their MySpace days, baby boomers may remember their family’s first color TV and “The Greatest Generation,” those American-s who fought World Read More >

Beauty & Style

How to Get Amazing, Ageless Skin

I’ve discovered some amazing skin care products that help me keep my skin clean, clear and ageless. Why not try incorporating some into your daily routine?


I know I sh Read More >

Money Matters

How To Protect More Than Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

There may be no worse feeling than having your heart broken, especially on Valentine’s Day. But anyone who has had their heart broken – whether in a divorce or a long-term relationship where as Read More >

Aging Well

Telomeres – A Key to Aging?

In each of the human body’s cells there are 23 chromosomes, which are twisted, double-strands of DNA molecules. Chromosomes are vital as they provide our singular genetic map to every cell within Read More >


Homegrown Flavor from An Indoor Garden

Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals.  From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors.

Microgreens are a quick and easy way to add some flavor and crunch to Read More >


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Diet & Nutrition

7 Ways to Snack Smarter

Here, from the experts at Harvard Medical School, are seven tips for smarter snacking.

Go for the grain. Whole-grain snacks can give you some energy with staying power. Try some whole-grai Read More >

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Brain Health

Being Pleasingly Plump as You Age May Keep You Sharp

Although obesity remains a health hazard, being pleasingly plump as you age may help to keep you lucid. Don’t use that as an excuse to overeat, but you probably don’t need to be concerned if yo Read More >

Diet & Nutrition

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day! Maca Root May Boost Your Libido

A cruciferous root vegetable called maca (Lepidium meyenii) is getting attention these days as a possible aphrodisiac, especially for guys and for postmenopausal women. Yet while the evidence for t Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Veggies Sautéed in Olive Oil Are Better For You

Researchers from the University of Granada in Spain, have proven that frying in Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the cooking method that increases the phenolic fraction, a health-boosting factor present i Read More >

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A Whopping 92% of Restaurants Offer High Calorie Meals

Meals consumed at fast-food restaurants are often seen as one of the biggest contributors to the obesity epidemic. But according to a January 2016 study by Tufts University published in the Journal Read More >


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Tips to Help You Get Back to Working Out at the Gym

Rocking the gym as part of your New Year’s resolution can be a daunting task. While showing up may be half the battle, real results only come to those pushing out of their comfort zones and corre Read More >


Exercise DVDs May Not Be Healthy

Using fitness DVDs may seem like an ideal way to get into shape, but they could have a negative effect on you, according to new research.

A study of 10 popular commercial exercise DVDs showe Read More >


Layering Up for Cold-Weather Walks

Weather-related excuses to avoid walking for exercise can be especially frequent during the winter months. Most of us don’t want to be out in the cold, but the experts from Harvard Medical School Read More >

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Treating Age-Related Decline in Muscle Mass and Power

A proof-of-concept, phase 2 trial by an international research team has found promising results for a myostatin antibody in treating the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging.

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10 Tips for Staying Fit for the New Year

Editor’s Note: After the season for holiday dinners, desserts and drinking with family and friends, you may need some help getting your fitness game on again. Bedros Keuilian, personal trainer an Read More >


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Relationships & Love

Recognizing Verbal Abuse So You Can Take Steps to End It

During the first twelve years of my second marriage, my husband and I were involved in a verbally abusive relationship. Because I had experienced ongoing verbal abuse since childhood, I was unaware Read More >


"Wings of Rescue" Flies Shelter Pets to Loving Homes For Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate everyone you love the most…including our furry friends! And one organization’s dedication to saving the lives of pets—on Cupid’s Day, and every day Read More >


Dating the Grown-Up Way: Why It's Better Over 40

Young love is so widespread each Valentine’s Day that it threatens to deplete Cupid’s stock of arrows.

But single men and women with a few extra decades under their belts – and perhaps Read More >

opposites attract

Are You Married To Your Opposite?

A frequently cited statistic – that nearly half of marriages end in divorce in the United States – has an emotional pull on the intuitions of many.

Recent data suggests, however, that th Read More >


7 Steps to A Peaceful Divorce

The only thing worse than a divorce is a nasty divorce full of gossip, unnecessary expenditures that financially drain both spouses and the added emotional turmoil that comes with fighting, name ca Read More >

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