If you've been smoking since you were a teenager, avoiding vegetables all your life or choosing the couch over the treadmill for decades, you're not too old to benefit from a change in lifestyle.
Here's how you can keep the passion in your relationship no matter what age you are.
It's not easy to make the decision to stop driving. How do you know for sure when it's time for you or a loved one to put away the keys?
At day's end, Alzheimer's patients may show signs of "sundowning," sometimes with dangerous consequences. Here are some tips for dealing with the problem.
Most women put on extra pounds during midlife. But you're not doomed to this fate as you get older. Getting enough exercise can help keep unwanted pounds off for good.
Hospice is a compassionate alternative when medical treatment can no longer cure an illness or slow its course. But choosing hospice care can be a difficult decision for your family.
Grieving can be both mentally and physically exhausting. Learn about the toll grief takes on your mind and body - and how to protect yourself.
If you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis, follow these tips for staying well.
Midlife can be a time of uncertainty and emotional crisis. But it can also be a time for growth and positive change.
If you are one of the many older people who have trouble sleeping, tai chi, an ancient Chinese form of mediation, may help you get a better night's rest.
Exercise maintains your body by keeping it fit and strong. But exercise doesn't just work wonders for your body: it tones up your brain, too.
A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery done on women of childbearing age. Learn more about hysterectomy and why it is done.
If your doctor says you have arthritis, you've just scratched the surface. Find out more about types and treatment of arthritis.
If you are battling menopause symptoms, you may find relief with some simple lifestyle changes.
Most people with serious eye problems have some sight left. Vision aids are devices that can help you make the most of that remaining vision.
Lack of information, fears and misunderstandings keep many people from reaping the advantages of hospice care. What's your hospice IQ?
Tempted to stop taking your medication? It may feel like it's more trouble than it's worth, but that decision could be life-threatening.
More than half of the people waiting for organ donors in the U.S. are members of minority groups. Learn how you can help.
Worried about a loved one who has a medical condition or who is elderly and lives alone? A medical alert device may be just the thing for peace of mind.
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones and makes them susceptible to fracture. Learn the basic facts of osteoporosis and find out about prevention.
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder. Learn how certain lifestyle changes can help you cope with the pain, stiffness and discomfort.
Learn about the dangers of stroke and how to lower your risk.
An end-of-life health care plan is something every person should have. Here are the steps you can take to create one.
A variety of therapies may help to reduce the anxiety, depression and agitated behaviors of people struggling with Alzheimer's disease.
Need help paying for a hearing aid for yourself or a loved one? Here are some agencies that can help.
Attention to diet and exercise are still important even after you are diagnosed with osteoporosis. Get the latest recommendations here.
Many retirees are surprised by steep medical costs. Don't let that happen to you.
By having lifelong healthy habits, you'll see that age really is just a number.
Walking aids enable many older adults to remain active and independent. But use them right to be safe.
When grandparents share their lives with their grandchildren, a mutually rewarding relationship is born.
A heart-healthy diet may help ward off such diseases as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
If you take more than one medicine each day, you're at risk for a dangerous drug interaction. Reduce your risk by following these steps.
By the year 2030, twice as many Americans will be blind as today. Learn how to detect and treat the four most serious age-related vision problems.
Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. Research is ongoing to see if healthy lifestyle practices can help prevent it.
Fighting aging is not just about hiding wrinkles and gray hair. Unlike dyes and skin creams, a positive attitude can really help keep you young.
Arthritis in the hands and wrist causes disability and can be disfiguring. Learn the causes, about diagnosis, treatment and how physical therapy can help.
Caregiving is a demanding job, and it can take a toll on your health. Find out if you're suffering from caregiver stress and what you can do about it.
Gambling has become a popular pastime for seniors who often have time to spare and holes in their lives to fill.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art designed to enhance both physical and emotional well-being. Tai chi is widely practiced to improve balance and flexibility.
Are you caring for children and an aging parent? "Sandwich generation" caregivers often feel overwhelmed. How do you make the most of your time?
Try these special activities for home and away the next time you get together with the little ones in your life.
Palliative (or "comfort") care can be life-altering for someone with a serious illness. By helping them to manage pain and ease anxieties, care teams help patients live each day to the fullest.
A bone mineral density (BMD) test is a simple, painless way to find out if you have osteoporosis. Learn more about this important test.
Paying your medical costs will be easier if you can avoid these common pitfalls.
As we age, it's as important as ever to stick to a healthy diet. Learn how to eat right as you get older.
Try these tips to improve communication if you are hard of hearing or talking to someone who is.
Seniors and pain are a common mix. Find out about your pain medication options, the side effects of NSAIDs and the truth about opioid drugs like codeine.
Having a sedentary lifestyle is a health risk. Learn about the benefits of exercise for seniors, including people with chronic conditions.