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aging

Humdrum sex life—a prompt for menopause?

Women who have less sex may be more likely to start menopause earlier, as their bodies adopt what experts call a "use it or lose it" response.

America’s alcohol binge intensifies

Adults ages 35 to 44 aren't consuming alcohol quite so often—but when they do, they're overdoing it.

Fountain of youth—is it skim milk?

Those who drink higher-fat milk may have skimpier telomeres, a telltale sign of worsening age.

‘T’ therapy isn’t always the answer

It can remedy sexual dysfunction, but there's no solid evidence testosterone supplements will reverse fatigue, memory decline or other rigors of aging.

Invest in middle age, reap in old age

If you want to gain quality years, adopt a low-risk lifestyle that embraces exercise and good nutrition—and shuns smoking and alcohol.

Build better balance at any age

Improvements in body strength will lower the risk of falls, helping prevent broken bones—particularly for older adults.

Reset your vitamin D

New research suggests it may be time to rethink the old strategies on this tricky supplement.

Are you a caregiver? Take care of yourself, too

More than 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older adult. These caregivers need support, experts say.

Social? Go for quality—not quantity

A new study suggests older adults gain much well-being from their small number of social connections.

Patient Story

Healthy and grateful

During a trip to her Michigan cottage, a burst aneurysm lands a Dallas woman in the emergency department. Two surgeries later and she's up and running.

Study: Dementia crisis looms

By 2040 more than 13 million people will have dementia—about 1 in 3 people over age 85.

Teen angst—a portent for dementia?

Analysis of '60s-era data suggests a teen's demeanor could influence brain health in later years.