Published: Sept. 21, 2011 @ 10 p.m.
Every year, about 775,000 put enough miles on their odometer to require a few new parts.
According to the National Institutes of Health,
that's the number of people who get a hip or knee replacement every year. And at least some of those people are heading back in for their second spare part. Even the best new knees and hips will last about 10-15 years.
Published: Sept. 01, 2011 @ 8 p.m.
Every day, nearly 66 million Americans provide care for a seriously ill, disabled or aging family member or friend. Here are some tips that will make the process easier:
Published: Aug. 26, 2011 @ 9 p.m.
Here are a few ways to ensure that you (or the ones you love) stay healthy, active and safe:
Published: Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9 p.m.
Calcium is a crucial nutrient that helps build and maintain bones, muscles and teeth. It also keeps us moving by helping to maintain muscle health and strength. But taking a calcium supplement alone isn't enough. The National Institutes of Health
reports that vitamin D intake is also important because it improves calcium absorption.
Published: Aug. 01, 2011 @ 8 p.m.
You may not realize it, but most Americans will have a legal need at some point in their lives. If having a legal plan in place seems unnecessary, consider the following instances where you may need legal assistance:
Published: July 20, 2011 @ 10 p.m.
According to the U.S. Travel Association,
mature travelers ages 65 or older represented 21 percent of all leisure travelers in 2010. From taking a trip with their grandchildren across country, to living out dreams in far, exotic destinations, today's seniors are choosing to enjoy their golden years traveling.
Published: July 12, 2011 @ 8 p.m.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Brain cells die when deprived of oxygen and nutrients provided by blood.
Published: July 05, 2011 @ 2 a.m.
In treating stroke, every minute counts. Knowing the symptoms of a stroke, making note of the time of the first stroke symptoms and getting to the hospital quickly -- within 60 minutes if possible -- can help spare someone from serious long-term disability. Here are the symptoms of a stroke:
Published: June 30, 2011 @ 7 p.m.
Yet many boomers and people approaching boomer age have difficulty admitting hearing loss. Signs you may be suffering from hearing loss include:
Published: June 06, 2011 @ 9 p.m.
According to AARP.org
, the number of those searching on the Internet for the phrase "Am I having a heart attack?" has increased by 35 percent since 2008. If you think you may be having a heart attack, that moment is not the time to be researching symptoms.