Debunking 10 Aging Myths
Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.
Dehydration and Heat Stroke
Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life threatening if left untreated.
Dentistry: It's Not the Same Old Drill
A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted
The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.
Drinking Water Quality and Safety
With drinking water, it's important to consider not just the water itself, but how that water gets to you.
Drugs: Read Fine Print to Avoid Side Effects
If you want to be fully informed, you should read the fine print connected with any drug that you intend to use.
Easy Ways You Can Safeguard Your Sight
Every year, thousands of Americans injure their eyes or damage their vision. Follow these guidelines to help protect yourself and your family.
Exercise Goals for Healthy Living
You know it's important to stay active but still find yourself falling back on old habits. What can you do? Planning for exercise isn't hard if you make it a priority.
Exercise Ideas for Older Adults
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.
Five Minerals We All Need
Chances are you know you need minerals such as calcium and iron. But five lesser-known minerals also deserve your attention.
Five Ways to Age Gracefully
In recent years, an increasing amount of scientific evidence has supported the idea that people can do quite a lot on their own to lengthen their life span and to enhance the quality of life as they age. Here are five steps to take every day that can promote healthy aging and boost longevity.
Focus on Keeping Your Spirits Up
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.
Focusing on Folate
If you're a woman of childbearing age, one of the B vitamins -- folate -- is especially critical.
For Healthy Eyes, Take the Long View
There's a lot you can do to head off eye problems, including following a healthy diet and getting regular eye checkups.
For Men: Doctors Are Good for Your Health
Men are missing opportunities to detect and address medical problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.
For Older Adults: What Screenings Do You Need?
When should you have your cholesterol checked? Be screened for colorectal cancer? Here's a timeline for screenings and checkups.
For Seniors: Don’t Brush Off Dental Care
Older adults may have dental concerns that can’t be totally taken care of with just brushing and flossing.
For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
For Women: Take This Risk to Heart
Women often perceive heart disease as an older person's disease that need not concern them until menopause.
Genetics and Illness: What's Your Fate?
Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.
Get to the Heart of Oral Health
Evidence is mounting that people with periodontal (gum) disease may be more at risk for heart disease and stroke.
Good Oral Health Practices
Brushing twice a day will help get rid of plaque, the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
Good Sources of Antioxidants
The most important antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, including beta carotene.