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Health Headlines

Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs: Worse than You Thought

Even when hot tubs and swimming pools are disinfected, they’re not as clean as you might think, according to new research.

A study published in the American Chemical Society’s journal En Read More >

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Evaluation of Patients' Safety in Hospitals Is Misleading, Research Says

The next time you read a list of “safe hospitals,” better take it with a grain of salt. Researchers say that the evaluation methods are far from perfect.

In fact, Common measures used by Read More >

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High blood pressure / hypertension

Cheese Lovers, Rejoice! You May Be Lowering Your Blood Pressure

If you enjoy cheese, you may be lowering your blood pressure – as long as the cheese is Italian. That’s the finding of scientists from the Hypertension Unit of Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital an Read More >

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Eye Health Overview

Floaters: How Serious Are They?

Floaters can be one of the most annoying issues related to our sight. But how serious are they? Here, from the National Eye Institute, are some things you should know:

What Are Floaters?

Read More >

Living Well

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Aging Well

Redefining Health and Well-Being in America's Aging Population

Chronological age itself plays almost no role in accounting for differences in older people’s health and well-being, according to a large-scale study done in 2016by a multidisciplinary team o Read More >

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Money Matters

How To Have Fun During Retirement (Keep Working!)

What do school kids and retirees have in common during these dog days of summer? For many, it’s having lots of time and not knowing what to do with it.

But that comparison begins to breakd Read More >

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Aging Well

Is There a “Fountain of Youth” Gene?

A discovery by researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine raises the tantalizing prospect that doctors could use a gene called Oct4 to prevent or delay at least some of the effect Read More >

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Aging Well

How Old Do You Look? The Answer Is in Your Genes

Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 28th 2016 say they have found a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than others.

A release f Read More >

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Aging Well

Can a “Second Skin” in a Bottle Banish Wrinkles?

A release from the MIT News Office written by Anne Trafton reports that scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can tempor Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Enjoy Eating Out - with Fewer Calories

We all know that most restaurants serve high-calorie meals, but the Mayo Clinic cites a study that shows just how many calories these meals can have.

According to Mayo, the study, which was Read More >

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The Truth about Hot Peppers

Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think and many of the hot pepper myths floati Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Fast Food and Boredom

Boredom drives people to eat fatty and sugary foods, according to new research being presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society this week.

An investigation by by Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The New Nutritional Guidelines

If you’re interested in eating better, losing weight or both, the new federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans can be a big help to you.

The regulations, released every five years by the U Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Did Butter Get a Bad Rap?

A research team led by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health has unearthed more evidence that casts doubt on the traditional “ Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Calling All Desk Jockeys: Stretching to Ease Neck and Shoulder Pain

Any task that encourages you to sit in one position for long hours can wreak havoc on posture. Even enjoyable hours whiled away with an e-reader or a tablet may have that effect — and worse. A st Read More >

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Exercise

Fantastic Fitness Gear for This Month - and All Summer

By Delaina Dixon

Hi, thirdAGE readers. One of the things I love about fitness is that it’s constantly offering new ways to make your exercise and healthy life endeavors more effective, Read More >

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Exercise

A Newly Discovered Benefit of Strength Training

Older adults who followed strength-training guidelines had lower odds of dying than those who weren’t as physically active, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Read More >

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Exercise

Just 1 Minute of Intense Exercise Produces Health Benefits

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training. The find Read More >

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Exercise

Get Your Spring Fitness Game On

By Delaina Dixon

Hi, thirdAGE readers. I’m so excited to be joining you on a monthly basis to bring you some of my best discoveries in fitness and healthy lifestyle. As a woman who is Read More >

Family

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Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part 3: The Beginning

Editor’s Note: In the third part of a four-part series, thirdAGE contributor Nancy Wurtzel (at right in the above photo) shares the ordeal her sister Barbara (at left in the above photo) is under Read More >

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Caregiving

How Friends and Family Can Help with Your Doctor Visits

Editor’s note: Doctor visits can be frightening at any time, but they can become intimidating as well when you grow older. You may be dealing with serious or chronic health problems; you could be Read More >

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Healing Relationships at The End of Life

Often, the end of a life leaves us filled with mixed emotions: sadness, yes, but also, deep regret about things that were never said and about thorny relationship rifts that remain forever unresolv Read More >

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Parenting

College Grads Moving Back Home Need These Ground Rules

Many young grads will move back in with their parents after getting their degree in May. It’s often not easy on either party. Boomerang kids typically raise a host of financial and family issues. Read More >

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Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part 2: The ABCs of Transplants

Editor’s Note: In the second part of a four-part series, thirdAGE contributor Nancy Wurtzel (at left in the above photo) shares the ordeal her sister Barbara (at right in the above photo) is unde Read More >

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