The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Every year, thousands of car crashes happen when a driver falls asleep behind the wheel. Learn the danger signs before your next road trip!

Was "Drink Less Alcohol" on Your List of New Year’s Resolutions?

Did you know that seniors today consume more alcohol than their counterparts of previous generations? This can put their health at serious risk.

Online Buzz: Too Much Television Is Bad for You

Mom was right! Research shows that binge watching affects our health, and not in a good way.

Online Buzz: Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer's Disease

People with dementia often experience poor sleep. Could the opposite also be true?

Online Buzz: Dreams and Grieving Go Hand in Hand

Psychologists tell us that bereavement dreams are common and follow a certain pattern.

From the Cave to the Bedroom: Should We Practice "Paleo Sleeping Habits"?

Many activities of modern life can disrupt our natural sleep cycle.

Do You Take Your E-Reader to Bed?

Feeling groggy in the morning? If you're reading yourself to sleep with a light-emitting electronic device, you may be sabotaging your sleep.

Could Poor Sleep Rob You of Your Independence?

When you were a small child, you probably complained to your parents at bedtime: "Why do I have to go to sleep? It’s a waste of time!" Most of us spend about one-third of our life sleeping—but sleep remains a mystery to us. We don't think much about it until we encounter a sleep problem.

Online Buzz: The Effects of Caffeine on Seniors

Drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks is not something people readily give up. In one survey of people 64 years of age and older, almost 20 percent indicated they would rather give up sex than give up drinking coffee. While there are dangers associated with consuming too much caffeine, the effects of the stimulant on seniors in particular aren't all negative.