Choose My Plate Shapes a Healthier Senior Diet
It is important to control the portion size of even nutrient-rich foods to avoid consuming too many calories. Most people need fewer calories as they grow older and their activity level decreases.
Contraception: Many Options
For a woman who wants to plan when she becomes pregnant, there are many choices.
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.
Digital X-Rays Give Dentists the Big Picture
Digital technology has spread to the dentist's office. Somewhere between 10 to 30 percent of dentists have forgone film, choosing instead digital X-rays that come with a number of advantages.
Don't Get Burned by Tanning Salons
If you're looking for a safe way to tan, a tanning booth or salon is not the answer, experts say.
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.
Essential Eye Protection
Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear.
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 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 Parents: Treat at Home or Call the Doctor?
For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?
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.
For Your Heart's Sake, Lower Your Cholesterol
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.