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Health, skin, care, beauty

Tips For Tackling Age-Related Skin Issues

Aging is a fact of life, and your skin is no exception. However, experts say that there is a lot you can do to help your skin at all stages of life.

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5 Tips to Ensure Healthy, Vital Aging

Anti-aging has become a phenomenon: anti-aging skin care, anti-aging medicine, anti-aging diet and supplement plans. Are we to assume aging is a bad thing?

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sleep, mood, insomnia, seeing

Taking Sleep Aids? Why Aren’t You Talking to Your Doctor?

Sleep doesn’t come easily for nearly half of older Americans, and more than a third have resorted to some sort of medication to help them doze off at night.

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An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need a Geriatrician?

Like pediatricians, geriatricians have specific skills that allow them to connect more effectively with the populations they treat.

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Senior running a marathon in front of its group

Learning to Advance The Positives of Aging

From late-night TV comedy shows where supposedly clueless older people are the butt of jokes to ads for anti-aging creams equating youth with beauty and wrinkles with decay, harsh and unflattering images shape assumptions about aging.

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After Kathi Kolb was diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctor recommended seven weeks of daily radiation treatments. She persuaded him to shorten treatment to three weeks, based on clinical trials showing that the condensed course works just as well. (Katye Martens Brier for KHN)

So Much Care it Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Add to Ills

When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.

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