Healthy Aging - Common Diseases & Conditions

Vivian and Bernard Pinkowitz

Alzheimer's disease can be just as devastating to families as it is to patients. Here, Vivian Pinkowitz shares her story of caring for her husband through the good times and the bad.

Leola M. Hays

Leola, 78, lives in Montgomery, AL. She has suffered from arthritis for decades, but didn t give up on finding ways to cope with and manage this painful condition. Read on to see how she continues to overcome against the pain in her joints.

Potassium for Stroke Prevention?

A new study suggests high potassium intake can lower your risk of stroke. Here s what you should know

Someone's Gained Weight: What to Say (and Not Say)

If someone near to you has recently gained weight, you may feel it's your duty to say something, but consider this expert insight first.

Should You Share Your Diagnosis at Work?

Here are the essential factors to consider when it comes to disclosing a serious health condition in a professional setting.

Advanced Prostate Cancer: New Treatment Options

Cutting-edge treatments for those with advanced prostate cancer are helping to slow down the progression of the disease and are doing so with fewer side effects.

7 Myths About Ticks

When it comes to these bugs, what's fact and what's fiction? Let us set the record straight.

Mono Myths and Facts

When it comes to the so-called "kissing disease," it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Get the right information right here from a medical professional.

Psoriasis Skin-Care Secrets

If you're among the 7.5 million Americans living with this skin condition, we've got tips to help you look and feel your best.

Help for Hammertoes

Take steps to avoid (or relieve the pain from) this common foot problem.

Be Smart About Sex (at Any Age)

Adults ages 50 and older are at an increased risk for STDs. Here's what you need to know to avoid catching or spreading serious diseases.

The Buzz About Coffee Bean Extract and Weight Loss

New studies explore how coffee may help people lose weight and even reduce their risk of diabetes.

The Mediterranean Diet and Melanoma

Going Mediterranean may offer protective benefits against skin cancer. That's on top of the other health benefits this easy-to-follow diet serves up.

Air Pollution May Up Your Cardio Risk

Did you know your surroundings could increase your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke? Here's why.

Is the Flu Different for Women and Men?

Due to evolutionary factors and hormones, one sex is more prone to a miserable bout of the flu.

How to Recover From the Flu

If you're down for the count with influenza, here's how to get yourself up and going again.

When to Clean, When to Disinfect

Soap and water alone are fine for keeping dust bunnies away, but they won t rid your home of germs. Here's how to tell when your home needs more than just a routine clean.

A Closer Look at Bronchitis

A nagging cough, low-grade fever, and pain or tightness in the chest may signal bronchitis. Here's how to tell for sure.

A Closer Look at Laryngitis

Here's why you may have lost your voice...and how to find it again.

Improve Your Memory By "Getting a Grip"

If it's sometimes hard to grasp words and facts that you used to have a handle on, it might be time to get a grip, literally.

Why You Need a Support Network to Face Depression

What benefits come from a strong support network, and where can you find one of your own?

Skin Ulcers: Importance of Early Detection

Poor circulation can lead to painful and unsightly skin ulcers, most commonly found on the inside of the ankles. Here's how to detect a problem so treatment can begin.

Young Women Get Breast Cancer, Too

Though most cases of breast cancer occur in women over 55, thousands under the age of 40 are diagnosed each year. Find out if you're at increased risk and what you can do to protect yourself.

Why Cancer Insurance May Not Pay Off

If you were diagnosed tomorrow, would you be prepared financially? If the answer is "no," you may be tempted to invest in cancer insurance. But read this first.

How Carcinogens Cause Cancer

Environmental factors account for about two-thirds of all cancer cases, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Here's what you need to know.

Skin Cancer: Researching How It Spreads so It Can Be Stopped

Understanding how melanoma metastasizes will help scientists develop potential new treatment therapies.

Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Have you changed your eating habits to shed some pounds but find the numbers on the scale are going up?

Alzheimer's Disease: Nature or Nurture?

Is Alzheimer's a result of genetics or environment? Scientists say both. While you can't change your genes, you can alter your lifestyle to help reduce your risk of this degenerative brain disorder.

Dial Down the Heat on Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a well-known, frequently-complained-about source of discomfort brought on by menopause. Here's how to get relief from these and other "more-than-just annoyances."

Snoring May Mean Serious Health Risks

New study suggests snoring may be more than just a nuisance. Read on to learn about its connection to heart attack and stroke.