A checklist of medical conditions with "sleep apnea" checked off.

Getting tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) used to mean a sleep study (polysomnography), which could only be conducted in a specialized laboratory. But now, technology has caught up, and there is a home-based system available. This system, called a home sleep apnea test (HSAT), is not appropriate for everyone. 

graphic icon of person losing balance

Falls are a major threat to the health and well-being of seniors. New information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that over 800,000 people are hospitalized for falls each year, and 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. In addition, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. 

Delayed detection

Fruit flies.

New research by University of California Los Angeles scientists suggests that it’s possible to reverse aging. 

diagram of brain with red area showing stroke location

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer people in the U.S. are having strokes such that it is the fifth leading cause of death for men, yet it is still the fourth leading cause of death for women. A new study published in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, appears to reflect that trend. 

Senior doing exercises on medicine ball.

The term frailty is used to describe a variety of problems such as weakness, fatigue, unintentional weight loss, cognitive problems, and depression. Some people believe that frailty is inevitable as you age.

photo of an unmade bed

To stay healthy, you eat right, exercise, see your doctor regularly. But now, researchers think you might want to add frequent sexual activity to that list—say once a week or more.

Famous prehistoric rock paintings of men and animals from Tassili N’Ajjer, Algeria.

We all know that exercise benefits the body in numerous ways. In addition, increasing scientific evidence shows that it may help the brain too. But scientists do not understand exactly why. Some experts say exercise gets your circulation going and may help carry more oxygen to brain tissue. 

Young girl on airplane in discomfort, holding her ears.

When many people fly, it’s for pleasure—a vacation or to visit relatives. But a bad case of “airplane ear” can make getting to your destination an unpleasant experience.

Medicinal bottle labeled "Methylene blue".

The market for anti-aging products has always been robust, and when the power of retinoids was discovered, it exploded even more.

Now, researchers from the University of Maryland have discovered another effective antiaging compound that so far has been shown to be safe and effective.