• By AARP   -   Feb 9, 2019

    A COLLEGE EDUCATION WON'T PROTECT AGAINST DEMENTIA

    What advanced degrees mean - or don't mean - when it comes to dementia... A major study released today in Neurology seems to largely...

    Neurology
  • By AARP   -   Feb 8, 2019

    CHEF SANDRA LEE STRIVES TO MAKE CANCER SCREENINGS ACCESSIBLE

    Courtesy HBO... One in 8 American women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.... The median age of diagnosis is...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    PROPOSAL COULD LOWER DRUG COSTS, RAISE MEDICARE PART D PREMIUMS

    Rebates that drug companies provide to Medicare Part D private insurance plans would instead go directly to some consumers under a...

    Plan, Drugs
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    5 MILLION PEOPLE AGE 60+ FACE FOOD INSECURITY

    Getty Images... Food insecurity - a lack of consistent access to a minimum amount of nutrition to sustain a healthy and active life...

    Nutrition, Food, Face
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    MIGRAINES: SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT

    Advances in treating the mother of all headaches, from Botox to better drugs... There are headaches - and there are migraines.... These...

    Drugs, Botox
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF OTC PAIN MEDICATIONS

    Some hit older adults harder than others.... Getty Images... If the good news is that over-the-counter pain killers such as acetaminophen,...

  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    EXERCISES TO RELIEVE SORE MUSCLES AND MUSCLE PAIN

    We asked physical therapists for their pain-busting stretching and strengthening moves... While it might be the last thing you feel...

    Knees
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    FINDING BETTER WAYS TO MANAGE PAIN AFTER SURGERY

    From preemptive doses to local anesthetics, research shows better ways to handle pain at the hospital... and when you come home......

    Hospital
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    FROM ARTHRITIS TO MIGRAINES, TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CHRONIC PAIN

    Your pain isn't like anyone else's, and science is homing in on better ways to treat it... If the opioid crisis has provided an excellent...

    Arthritis
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    6 WAYS TO RELIEVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND INFLAMMATION

    Getty Images... We all know what it's like to wake up in the morning with an aching back or stiff knees.... But for those with chronic...

    Knees, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis
  • By AARP   -   Feb 5, 2019

    COMMON CAUSES OF LOWER BACK PAIN: POSTURE, SLEEP, DIET

    Making a few tweaks to your routine might alleviate lots of discomfort... Getty Images... While nearly half of healthy, active people...

    Sleep, Diet
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    HOW BREATHING EXERCISES CAN HELP YOU BEAT INSOMNIA

    Our writer finds new ways to nod off and end the no-sleep cycle... Getty Images... My history with sleep is like a roller coaster -...

    Sleep
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    UNDERSTANDING SLEEP APNEA - CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

    More deadly than once believed, the condition affects 1 in 5 older adults... Getty Images... We all know that sleep apnea, not unlike...

    Sleep
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    NEW MEDICARE APP TELLS USERS WHAT'S COVERED

    Alamy Stock Photo... En español | If you're not sure whether Original Medicare will pay for a particular test or medical service your...

  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EYES | QUIZ

    Take this quiz to see how much you know about cataracts, glaucoma and other eye health issues... What\u2019s the 20-20-20 rule?\n",...

    Eye, Glaucoma, Cataract
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    DIABETES SYMPTOMS ARE SENDING MANY TO THE HOSPITAL

    Chronic pulmonary, kidney and cardiac issues also lead to multiple trips... Among older adults who frequently go to hospital emergency...

    Hospital, Diabetes
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    POLAR VORTEX COLD TEMPERATURES PUT OLDER ADULTS AT RISK

    To stay safe, remain indoors and keep emergency kits stocked... The record-breaking arctic temperatures sweeping across much of the...

    Cold
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    VITAMIN, SUPPLEMENT USAGE IS HIGH AMONG OLDER ADULTS

    Less than half are confident the products won't clash with prescription meds, a poll finds... Getty Images... Most older Americans...

    Vitamins
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    ALMOST HALF OF ADULT AMERICANS HAVE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

    A record 48 percent of U.S. adults - 121.5 million people - have some form of cardiovascular ailment, which includes coronary heart...

    Stroke
  • By AARP   -   Feb 3, 2019

    FDA APPROVES FIRST GENERIC ASTHMA INHALER

    The first generic version of the popular Advair asthma inhaler has been approved by U.S. regulators.... The Food and Drug Administration...

    Food, Drugs, Asthma