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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
Getting older doesn't mean women have to give up sexual pleasure
Abdominal bloating and a persistent 'full' feeling are common symptoms
A neuroscientist talks about her research into the question
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
Use is currently limited, but a number of studies show considerable proven and potential benefits
Disorders of this small gland are common, especially in older women
Author Mary Pipher ('Reviving Ophelia') plots the course
Barbara Walters' illness highlights our ongoing risk of catching childhood diseases
Research suggests proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of kidney disease
There may be advantages, including a faster recovery, proponents say
How to act as your own advocate when things are not right
Work & Purpose
Employees would be happier and more productive — if bosses allowed it
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