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As you age, some surprising body changes can occur, like losing height or leaking when laughing. Learn what's natural, what's not and steps to delay or lessen the changes.
Getting older? Noticing some wrinkles and muscle loss or forgetting names? In this Q&A, learn simple steps to delay or lessen those changes.
Physical activity is good for people of all ages, especially seniors. Here are tips to keeping moving even during winter's cold, dark days.
After age 30, you start to lose bone mass. Get 5 tips to build stronger bones and combat that loss.
Changes to your body and brain are normal as you age. However, there are some things you can do to help slow decline in memory and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
When medication is prescribed by a doctor and taken correctly, it can help you with day-to-day life. But did you know that you also should take precautions with over-the-counter medications?
A Mayo Clinic study asking participants 70 and older how their memory now compared with their memory of the past indicated that 4 in 5 had trouble remembering people’s names.
You know every detail of your parents’ first date and have your grandmother’s lefse recipe committed to memory. But when your doctor asks if anyone in your family has had heart disease, you draw a blank.
Menopause can be a blessing for those with a history of heavy periods and pelvic pain, but it also can be a curse for others with new-onset, frequent disturbing hot flashes, drenching sweats, sleepless nights, horrible mood swings, vaginal dryness and urinary disturbances.
Did you know that by the time most of us reach the age of 30, our bones have already started to gradually lose their mass? This is one of the first signs of osteoporosis.
When I say “Let's talk turkey,” it isn’t about how to prepare the meat, but rather, how to use the holidays as a time to start talking to your provider and family members about your end-of-life wishes.
As time goes on, it is important to think about taking responsibility to care for our aging parents. It is difficult for most people to think about, which is why it sometimes can be poorly handled. It may come sooner for others; but, there may come a time when our parents need us.