Health A-Z

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Brain Health

How Older People Learn

Researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany asked test participants in different age cohorts to feel two needlepoints that were located closely to each other with the tips of their fingers. Ol Read More >

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Digestive Health

Diagnosing Lactose Intolerance

Is it possible to become lactose intolerant at a later age? What should you do about lactose intolerance?

According to the experts at Mayo Clinic, lactose intolerance can develop any age. It Read More >

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Osteoartrhritis

Tai Chi May Be as Good as Physical Therapy for Arthritis-Related Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis — the age-related, “wear-and-tear” form of joint disease — is the most common type of arthritis. And the knee is the most commonly affected joint. In fact, almost half of the Read More >

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House Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

One of the first lines of defense to avoid the wheezing, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion that can be caused by irritating indoor allergens is to put a weekly house cleaning routine into place Read More >

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Heart Attack

A New Factor in Heart Disease

Researchers have identified a mechanism in the body that’s linked to a surge in cardiovascular inflammation following a heart attack.

The scientists also developed a possible strategy for Read More >

Living Well

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Money Matters

Don’t Let These 5 Missteps Trip Up Your Plans For Retirement

About 10,000 Americans retire each day and millions more are lined up right behind them, waiting for the day when they can finally enjoy a little relaxation after a lifetime of toil.

But man Read More >

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Beauty & Style

How to Feel More Attractive Without Plastic Surgery or Weight Loss

The current media ideal for women’s overall appearance is achievable by less than 2% of the female population. But we are bombarded with this unrealistic ideal. We see more images of excepti Read More >

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Aging Well

Boosting Immunity in Older Adults

Sixty-five is the age when many people retire, kick back, and take it easy. And so it often is with the human immune system.

After years of fending off influenza and other infectious disease Read More >

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Hobbies

Making Art Reduces Stress

No matter what your skill level as an artist, sketcher, or doodler, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.

Althoug Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Eating More Whole Grains Linked with Lower Mortality Rates

Eating more whole grains may reduce the risk of premature death, according to a new meta-analysis by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that people who ate Read More >

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Digestive Health

Diagnosing Lactose Intolerance

Is it possible to become lactose intolerant at a later age? What should you do about lactose intolerance?

According to the experts at Mayo Clinic, lactose intolerance can develop any age. It Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The Healthiest Ways to Eat Dairy Products

According to the ChooseMyPlate program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, consuming dairy products provides health benefits – especially improved bone health. Foods in this group provide nutr Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The Good-News Grain

Barley may be the latest good-news grain: eating it or foods containing it significantly reduces the levels of two types of “bad cholesterol” that’s linked with cardiovascular disease.

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Fitness

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Exercise

Helping a Loved One Get Active

Editor’s note: We all know the benefits of exercise, but sometimes it’s difficult even to just get going. If we see that a friend or loved one needs to do that, it might be difficult to hold ba Read More >

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Exercise

Parks Are Seldom Used by Older People

Neighborhood parks across the United States are geared primarily toward younger people, limiting their use by adults and seniors, but surprisingly attract fewer female youth as well, according to a Read More >

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Exercise

What Goes into A Good Fitness Plan?

Everyone knows it’s healthy to exercise regularly. But without a plan, one that tracks activity and helps keep you motivated, that can be difficult to keep up.

Why is a plan so important? Read More >

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Exercise

Experts' TIps on Fitness at 50-Plus

By Delaina Dixon

Your bones ache for no apparent reason, you’re huffing and puffing after walking up a flight of stairs, and it takes a few more days to recover from a strenuous workout. W Read More >

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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 >

Family

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Marriage

5 Things to Consider Before Your First Empty Nest Vacation

The kids are gone and you and your mate find yourselves going on your first trip as “empty nesters.” No more choosing your destination based on what your kids want (and don’t want!) to do. Yo Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Chivalry May Not Be Dead when It Comes to Morality

Although women have made substantial strides toward equality with men, most people are still likelier to sacrifice a man rather than a woman when it comes to saving lives and pursuing self-interest Read More >

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Relationships & Love

People Tend to Downgrade the Looks of Those Who Could Threaten Romantic Relationships

What psychological factors might couples use to stay committed to their partners? According to a study published in June 2016 in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people in relationships Read More >

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Marriage

Rage and "Stonewalling" Linked to Different Health Problems

Conflict can cause health problems – but exactly what kind of problem depends on whether you let your rage out or shut down emotionally.

New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern Univ Read More >

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Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part Five: We're Still Waiting

Editor’s Note: In the final part of a five-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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