Healthy Aging - Live Longer

Easing the Transition From Hospital to Home

Whether your loved one was hospitalized for a few days or a few months, there are a variety of questions you need to ask and situations for which to prepare yourself to ensure the smoothest possible transition.

3-D Mammograms: Pros and Cons

The new technique of 3-D mammograms, or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), overlays 3-D optical mammogram images with x-ray images.

A Really Good Reason to Floss

Researchers have found that women are 11 times more likely to develop this serious condition if they are missing teeth or have gum disease. What's the connection?

Take the Diabetes Risk Test Today

Twenty-five percent of people with diabetes don't even know they have it and that means they're not getting the treatment they need or taking the important steps necessary to keep the disease in check.

Cruciferous Vegetables Are Prevention Powerhouses

The evidence is overwhelming that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps prevent cancer. Cruciferous vegetables, in particular, deliver compounds that help prevent the transformation of normal cells into cancer.

Do This and Keep Your Brain Sharp

There are many reasons to take on this challenge, and mental acuity is probably at the bottom of the list. But that doesn't diminish the brain benefits it can confer.

Want to Live Longer? Commit to It

What benefits do you reap if you're part of a committed, healthy relationship?

4 Ways to Prevent Fractures

As you age it's essential to protect your bones from breaks and fractures. You can take steps starting now to keep yourself safe and sound.

Are Robots Key to Stroke Recovery?

A new study illuminates some important advantages robots can offer over standard physical rehabilitation therapy to those recovering from stoke.

Traffic Noise Linked to Higher Stroke Risk

If you've ever felt your stress levels go up upon hearing loud noises and wondered if the clamor was affecting your well-being, the answer is yes.

The 411 on Pacemakers

What points should you consider when you're weighing the risks and benefits of these lifesaving devices?

Get Heart-Healthy Without Joining a Gym

Who needs a treadmill? Here are 10 smart ways to build exercise into your day with no special equipment needed.

How and Why to Lower Your Blood Pressure

If you're a middle-aged woman it's especially important to keep your blood pressure under control. There are small changes you can make that will add up big when it comes to your health.

How Do You Know If You're Having a Stroke?

It's the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Learn the warning signs and symptoms for you and for those you love.

Michael Douglas: Does Remission Mean Cured?

Douglas recently completed treatment for late stage IV throat cancer and is now in remission.

Secrets of the Superfit Elderly

No matter your age, you have peers out there who push fitness to a new level. Here are the secrets they already know.

Radiation Risks

No cancer treatment is risk free and sometimes the side effects don't manifest until many years after treatment.

Unlikely Source for Senior Fitness

Here's a new idea that just might be the best way for aging people to get fit.

Who's At Risk for a Torn Aorta?

Special envoy Richard C. Holbrooke died after suffering a torn aorta. What does that mean and what should you know?

Heart Disease: A Survival Guide

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. But heart disease is actually a category of diseases and it pays to know the different types.

Vitamin E Supplements Linked to Stroke

Before you take another capsule, here's what you need to know about how Vitamin E supplements are tied to risk of stroke.

Limit Salt, Not Flavor

Here's how to keep an eye on the (sometimes hidden) salt you consume, while maintaining the flavor you crave.

Reduce Inflammation for Heart Health

Understand how inflammation, an immune system response that produces heat, swelling, and redness, increases the risk for heart attack and stroke.

How to Help at a Loved One's Doctor's Appointment

A study at Johns Hopkins University found that Medicare beneficiaries who were accompanied to their medical appointments were more satisfied with their visits than those who went alone. How can you make the most of your companionship, beyond just being a driver?

Add "Nature's Wonder Food" to Your Life

Packed with protein and fiber, but low in fat, this pantry must-have delivers a lot of nutrition at an affordable price.

Key to Better Balance in Elderly: Move to the Music

A program of "eurhythmics" shows results in promoting physical coordination and mental acuity in older adults.

Diabetes: Possible Long-Term Consequences

Educate yourself on what can happen so you can take the steps now to change your outcome for the better.

Surgery Later in Life: Pros and Cons

Is there a point at which the risks of possible complications outweigh the benefits of choosing surgery?

The Good Side to Getting Older

While there may be some things about aging that are less than lovable, it turns out that hitting those milestone birthdays often means there are plenty of positives to celebrate. Here are a few.

How to Feel Great at 100

Here are three active steps you can take now to set yourself up to not only become a centenarian but do so in the best health possible.
 
 

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