A new study may have cracked the mystery surrounding the cause of a specific type of back pain


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Chocolate May Help Boost Brain Health as well as Mood

There is mounting evidence that a few nibbles of dark chocolate can not only satisfy a craving, but can also be beneficial for your health

Top Health Research Findings 2023

Here is a small sample of the NIH-supported research accomplishments in 2023


Improving Brain Health through Exercise

A new study is suggesting a fascinating link between regular exercise and better brain health

A Proactive Approach to Dealing with Forgetfulness

Mental health experts recommend a variety of techniques to cope with changes in memory and mental skills


Are You at Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

"My older brother was recently diagnosed with glaucoma and lost some of his vision, but never had a clue anything was wrong"

Tips for Drinking Coffee When You Have a Sensitive Stomach

Here are a few effective tips for drinking coffee when you have a sensitive stomach...

New Ingestible Electronic Device May Help Detect Breathing Issues

"It's an exciting intervention to help people be diagnosed and then receive the appropriate treatment"

6 Simple Acts Now to Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's and Other Diseases Later

Some fairly simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in cognitive health and in the risk of developing disease

Everything is Going Swimmingly

Swimming can be enjoyable and an outstanding full-body workout for older adults and can be an effective way of building and maintaining muscle strength


Pilates Benefits Seniors

As we head into 2024, most people are probably ready to leave the indulgences of the holidays behind and recommit to a healthy lifestyle.

How to Ease the Winter Blues

"What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder?"

Drones Equipped with Defibrillators May Help Save Lives

...the drones were ahead of the ambulance by an average of three minutes

Healthy Habits for your Mental Health

Throughout our lifespan, it’s likely that we or someone we love will at some point deal with mental health issues

AARP and United Way Launch 211 Program to Help Washington Caregivers

AARP Washington has joined forces with 211 and United Way Worldwide to connect residents with trained, compassionate people in their communities