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Health and Wellness

Inspirations from a soul survivor

Jody Sims chronicles her struggles with cancer through art.

The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep

What does this lack of sleep mean for our health?

Additional Health Tests to Demand from Your Doctor

Most Americans should request additional tests, beyond standard blood work, at their next physical. Here are five supplementary health tests to ask for at your next doctor’s visit.

Oral Device Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition where a persons breathing is closed off for a period of time during sleep. Sometimes this can occur as much as 100 times in a night.

Rigorous Study Says Gastric Bypass Surgery Safe and Effective to Control, Even Reverse, Diabetes

New research finds bariatric surgery not only helps people lose weight, but is also a more effective way to reduce or even reverse diabetes, compared to medication and lifestyle changes.

The Widow's Corner: Ten Things

These are 10 things only you know now. One: He joked that he would die young. You imagined 90 to 100. But “young” ended up meaning 25.

Caring for Caregivers

It’s been called the “Silver Tsunami,” that swelling wave of roughly 77 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who began turning 65 in 2011 and whose sheer proportions threaten to impact virtually all of the health care and social services geared toward seniors in the coming years.

Second Chances

Alan Shipley has, what he calls, a “great life.” At 76, he still works out at the gym four to five days a week. He chases around his baseball-loving grandchildren, and is prepping to volunteer at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

What is Relay Service?

In this day and age of email, social media and texting, many people take talking over the phone for granted. That being said, phone calls are still the most preferred method of personal communication, and its digital alternative is nowhere nearly as universally accepted.

Is it a myth or a fact: Bigger muscles mean a bigger brain

Surprising facts show that certain kinds of exercise not only build muscles, strength and endurance. They also cause brain growth and make you smarter.

The fit and feisty senior's guide to boxing-related exercises

You don't have to be a boxer to enjoy these shadow boxing, speed bag routines and heavy punching bag exercises as part of your leisure fitness regimen.

Senior Athletes

Going for Gold in the Golden Years

Slender or musclebound? How to tell one health supplement from the next

Vitamins and supplements are made differently and for different reasons. Knowing which will work for you could mean good health or an adverse health reaction.

Swimming your way to a younger you

Swimming on a regular basis can make you feel younger, and revitalized and is also among the doctor recommended exercises to help relieve back pain.

How to stay in style and keep your eyes sharp: The importance of sunglasses in cataract prevention

As we age, eye problems increase, including cataracts. Fortunately, this problem can be treated by wearing stylish UV ray filtering sunglasses to match your wardrobe.