Most of us are happy to make adjustments in our lives now if we know they may reduce our chances of developing health problems later. That's why knowing our risk for medical problems is so important. We may not be able to change certain risk factors, such as age or heredity, but many are within our control.
Here's to a Long, Long Life with Health and Happiness Too
Science in the Spotlight
If you could swallow a little yellow pill and live to be 120 years old, would you? Would your good health hold out that long? Would your retirement savings last for 50 years? Could society sustain an explosion of "super seniors"?
Leadership, Commitment, Hope: The 21st Century Challenge
Get Mad Column
The 20th century witnessed amazing advances in human health and longevity thanks to public health measures and medical research breakthroughs.
Stem Cell Update
Patient advocates for a variety of debilitating and deadly diseases are banding together to step up research into stem cell science, which may hold very real hope for treatments or cures.
John Young: Physically Active and Young at Heart
Retiring and taking it easy isn't a part of John Young's life plan. At age 76, Young still works 30 hours per week as owner of his firm, Young Engineers & Surveyors, in Hollidaysburg, PA, plays racquetball and tennis competitively, skis in the winter, and is actively involved in community activities.