Imagine having bones so fragile that everyday activities like bending over, lifting a vacuum cleaner or even coughing can cause a fracture. Unfortunately, this may become a reality in the future for 44 million Americans – 80 percent of them women – threatened by osteoporosis, the “brittle bone” disease.

Statistics are proving that age 70 really is the new 50. According to the U.S. Travel Association, mature travelers ages 65 or older represented 21 percent of all leisure travelers in 2010. Staying safe and being prepared when traveling is more important than ever for this age group. Here are some special considerations for senior travelers.

How would you react if you were sitting in the back seat, one of your parents were driving, and they became slightly confused when it came time to take an exit? Or if they brushed a curb while driving down the road?

Through creating and reflecting on art, art therapy gives people the opportunity to cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences in a creative, stress-free environment.

Those with aching backs might want to look at their home decor to help ease the pain. When decorating, most homeowners consider their personal style, color schemes and price range, but many don't take time to consider products that can actually benefit their health.

The current high rate of unemployment is causing consumers to re-evaluate the importance of individual life insurance coverage, with many viewing it as an essential component of long-term financial security for their families and loved ones.

No matter how important we know it is to see our doctor for regular checkups or when we’re sick, for many of us the simple act of stepping into a doctor’s office is a form of mental torture. Whether you just dread the possibility of a long wait, or have a full-blown anxiety attack with sweaty palms and a racing heart, “white coat syndrome” can be a debilitating problem. The good news is, there’s probably someone already there in the doctor’s office who can help ease your fears – a medical assistant.