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Leg discomfort can knock you off your feet and it should never be ignored
These widely used medications can be toxic for older adults' brains
The risk increases with age, but there are ways to prevent it
Vision issues can be part of getting older, but these may signal something dangerous
After long suspecting Alzheimer's, doctors did a test
What causes more deaths in the home than fires or gas leaks may surprise you
The pros and cons of avoiding sedatives in the colon cancer test
Chances are, an offer to repair your computer is bogus
When sinus irritation goes untreated, inflammation could threaten your health in unexpected ways
Most of us shrink a little as we age, but rapid height loss can be a sign of osteoporosis and other serious health problems
When a cough doesn't go away, it could be more serious
A new study proves lying leads to illness — and the truth will set you free
An architect on how people view their homes as they get older
A $99 at-home test can detail our genome profile and assess our risk of contracting disease. But is that good news or bad news?
Physical changes can compromise safety, but a car means independence
Tolerance diminishes with age, but you can fight back
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Three pitfalls and solutions for how to overcome them
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.