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Healthy Aging

As longer life becomes a reality for more and more individuals in the US, finding ways to improve quality of life throughout a lifetime is becoming increasingly important. This section highlights the many ways people can strive for overall well-being.

 

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6 Pearls of Wisdom About Skin Health

The skin is the largest organ of the body, but many times it's the least thought about or cared about until there is an issue. The goal is not having an issue.

Why Older Adults Should be Eating a Protein-Rich Diet

According to new research from the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR), a protein-rich diet that includes both animal and plant sources helps preserve lean muscle mass and strength in the legs of older adults.

Why African-American Seniors are Less Likely to Use Hospice

PBS Newshour takes a look at why black seniors are more likely than whites and Latinos to forgo hospice care, and a few efforts currently underway to help change that statistic.

The Extra Costs of Extra Weight for Older Adults

PBS Newshour explores how lifelong obesity, now common in the United States, is beginning to change how Americans age.

Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was Younger

From the HHS Office on Women's Health, Director Dr. Nancy Lee shares her reflections about aging across the decades during National Women's Health Week 2015.