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Your Health at 50 and Up: AARP's 2019 Guide

You told us what medical issues worry you most. Here's what you need to live a longer, happier life


What to Know Now

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Don't Be Taken In by Dementia 'Pseudomedicine'

How to spot the flimsy science behind things like 'memory-saving' supplements

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Brain Stimulation Can Counter Age-Related Memory Loss

Study finds TMS offers temporary benefits and hope for longer-term applications

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Having a Pet Feels Good, and It’s Also Good for Your Health

University of Michigan-AARP survey finds pets boost physical, mental well-being  

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Can't Sleep? Here's 11 Surprising Causes

Alcohol, stealth caffeine sources, and even certain medications can cause insomnia 

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Study Finds Safer Alternative to Heart Surgery

Less-risky valve-replacement procedure may be better choice for many patients

Spring is the Time to Get Moving!

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Take a Step Toward Fitness With Denise Austin

Join AARP's wellness ambassador for the 2019 Fit & Fun Health Challenge, starting May 1

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Ready to Start an Exercise Program?

Three AARP experts demonstrate easy-to-learn moves that can help you make fitness part of your life.

Exercising and Brain Health

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Brain Health 

New study shows improvements in adults at risk for dementia

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

A study touts the virtues of fish, fruits, veggies, nuts — and a bit of wine

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4 Hip Exercises to Improve Your Muscles

To avoid a joint replacement, use these exercises to build your strength

Sunflower Seeds and Eye Health

10 Top Superfoods to Improve Eye Health

Protect your vision with these nutritious (and delicious) foods

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