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Brain Health

Maintaining Brain Flexibility Over a Lifetime

A study by University of Miami psychologists published in June 2017 in The Journal of Neuroscience revealed that brain signals in specific regions change over a lifespan in ways that might be impor Read More >

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Heart Health

Some Heart Medications May Increase Risk of Falls

Older adults who take non-selective beta-blockers, a class of cardiovascular medication, may be at higher risk of falling compared with people using selective beta-blockers, according to new resear Read More >

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Mental & Emotional Health

Are You Totally Stressed Out? This Is What It Could Be Doing to Your Body!

You’re trying to get the kids off to school, you can’t find your cell phone, and you’re sitting in traffic. Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the ord Read More >

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Dental Health

Braces Have Changed, from Metal to Tooth-Colored to Clear

If you’re interested in wearing adult braces, this Consumer Update from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will tell you what you need to know:

Your dentist tells you that Read More >

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Dental Health

Don't Forget Oral Health During Vacation

For most children and teenagers, the start of summer break means three months of sleeping in late, trips to the beach, summer vacations, camps and other activities there just wasn’t time for when Read More >

Living Well

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Money Matters

How to Turn Kids into Young Adults with Healthy Savings Habits

As Jodi walked to class that day the freshman noticed a large circle of booths spread out across the main courtyard of the campus.

Scattered among the booths was one giving away free t-shirt Read More >

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Aging Well

We Become More Generous as We Age

People tend to become more generous as they age, especially when it comes to helping strangers. Greater generosity in late life may be an avenue for emotional gratification and sense of purpose for Read More >

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Aging Well

Slowing Muscle Stem Cell Loss May Be the Key to Staying Strong as We Age

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York have discovered that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old age in mice. Their findin Read More >

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Retirement

A Life Insurance Policy Could Be Your Retirement Salvation

Americans worry a lot about retirement.

Will their savings hold out? Will Social Security still be around? Will healthcare costs gouge a great hole in their finances?

What many of the Read More >

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Money Matters

Women Pay 40 Percent More Than Men For Hair-Loss Remedy

According to new research, when it comes to buying Rogaine foams, the gender gap is particularly obvious: Women pay an average of 40 percent more than men for the hair loss remedy.

The analy Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

The Part of Rice We Don't Eat is Highly Nutritious

Rice bran, the outer covering of the rice grain, has high nutritional value and is a rich source of proteins, fats, minerals and micronutrients such as B vitamins, according to a study published in Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Dairy Products a Good Dietary Source of Some Types of Vitamin K

Research published in 2017 by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University in Boston shed new light on vitamin K and its significant p Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Ginger May Help Fight Obesity and Related Disorders

If you are overweight or obese, you’ve probably already heard about metabolic syndrome, a set of symptoms that ups your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases. Paring Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Parents Often Don’t Check Nutrition Labels of “Health Halo” Foods

Parent and grandparents alert! Parents choosing foods for their children are significantly more likely to purchase “health halo” products – branded to cause misleading assumptions Read More >

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Healthy Grilling Techniques

Millions of Americans love to grill – and yet the popular practice can be deeply unhealthy. As the barbecue season of summer approaches, the experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Shorter, More Intense Workouts for Summer

I’m not a fan of spending hours in the gym especially when it is summertime.  I have other things I need to get done and more importantly, there really is no reason for it.  But I don’ Read More >

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Exercise

Recreational Running Benefits Hip and Knee Joint Health

Recreational runners are less likely to experience knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to sedentary people and competitive runners, according to a study published in the June i2017 ssue of the Jou Read More >

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Exercise

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Trying to stay fit and healthy can be challenging when traveling. I always tell my clients that the goal should be to maintain, not gain while away. And while I am an advocate for living life and Read More >

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Exercise

Tips for a Fit and Healthy Summer

Here are my tips for staying fit and healthy this summer:

Commit to a Fit and Healthy Summer!  Think about increasing the types of activities that work for your lifestyle and that can eas Read More >

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Exercise

Another Benefit of Exercise: Slowing Down the Aging of Your Cells

Exercise, already proven to have a myriad of health benefits, may be able to slow down cellular aging, according to researchers from Brigham Young University.

“Just because you’re 40, do Read More >

Family

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD (right), led a study that found yoga reduced fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors.  The study, conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, shows that six months after taking up yoga, inflammation was as much as 20% lower in breast cancer survivors, and fatigue levels were 57% lower.  The study is published by the American Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Details of the study can be found here: http://bit.ly/1ePCI6x
Caregiving

thirdAGE Health Close-Up: Alzheimer’s Caregiving is a “Living Bereavement”

Having your spouse develop Alzheimer’s is a tragedy for anyone, but for Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ronald Glaser’s illness is laced with heartbreaking irony.

In the early 1990s the couple pu Read More >

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Friendship

Are Friends Better for Us Than Family as We Age?

The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, according to research published online in June2017 by a Michigan State University scholar.Read More >

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Marriage

Older Married Couples and Advance Directives

A study published in June 2017 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined the effects spouses had on the decision of older adults to have Advance directives (ADs), the legal documen Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Alzheimer’s Association Survey Shows That Many Caregivers Are Going It Alone

Findings from an Alzheimer’s Association survey released in June 2017 in conjunction with Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month show that while people overwhelmingly agree it often takes a vi Read More >

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Grandparenting

Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents – and Grandparents!

If your family has recently welcomed the addition of a precious newborn, make sure you know how to administer medications safely should the need arise. Grandparent alert: Don’t rely on your memor Read More >

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