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Research shows a widow's or widower's grief can have big effects on physical health
Does your jaw ache? Does it click when you eat? Find out why and how to cure it.
What the writer learned after a 'nightmare' recovery from his first operation
A growing number are doing it — and not just for cosmetic reasons
As we get older, this common back problem can get worse. Here's how to recognize the symptoms.
Experts weigh in on causes of, and cures for, leg cramps while we sleep
The pros and cons of avoiding sedatives in the colon cancer test
A neuroscientist talks about her research into the question
Getting older doesn't mean women have to give up sexual pleasure
Use is currently limited, but a number of studies show considerable proven and potential benefits
Abdominal bloating and a persistent 'full' feeling are common symptoms
Why your experience could be much different than your friend's
Nearly 80 percent will lose locks or experience thinning by age 60, but there are ways to minimize the damage
Author Mary Pipher ('Reviving Ophelia') plots the course
Disorders of this small gland are common, especially in older women
Hearing loss can lead to changes in the brain, and some are negative
The new reimbursement model affects patients in skilled nursing facilities
Barbara Walters' illness highlights our ongoing risk of catching childhood diseases
When the subject is addiction, there are no easy answers
History and culture tours can elevate your travels to the next level
A series on America's first generation aging with HIV/AIDS