Health A-Z

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Vision Health

Guarding Against Vision-Related Falls

Editor’s note: More than one in three people over 65 fall each year. Researchers have found that falls can lead to serious consequences including physical incapacity and loss of independence. Fal Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Coping with Memory Loss

Everyone has mild memory lapses from time to time. You go from the kitchen to the bedroom to get something, only to find yourself wondering what you needed. You can’t find your car keys one day a Read More >

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Menopause

Staying Healthy After Menopause

Staying healthy after menopause may mean making some changes in the way you live, according to the experts at the  National Institute on Aging (NIA). Here, the NIA offers some tips for navigat Read More >

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Glaucoma

New Eye Test Could Detect Glaucoma Years Earlier

Scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have developed a testing protocol that identifies the blinding eye disease glaucoma four years earlier than current techniques.Read More >

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Depression

Why Depression in Later Life is Often Overlooked

Depression can occur at any age, but it’s often overlooked in adults 65 and older—a population that is expected to soar to 72 million by the year 2030.

In her new book Depression in Late Read More >

Living Well

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Aging Well

The Interaction Between Two Genomes Is the Key to Healthy Aging

The way we age might be determined long before the aging process starts and the first signs appear. Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), in partn Read More >

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Work

Leadership Coaching: A Perfect Encore Career

Coaching continues to grow because it gets results and when boomers sell their companies, retire, or get tired of corporate life, leadership coaching could be an excellent way for them to continue Read More >

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The Dangers of Multitasking

We’re all beyond busy these days. Whether we’re texting while we’re waiting in line, or decluttering and cleaning the house at the same time, doing it constantly can take a toll on us in a nu Read More >

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Staying Hydrated in The Heat

Editor’s note: It’s always good to stay hydrated, but it’s absolutely essential in the hot weather, where you can become thirsty without even realizing it. Here, from the experts at Go4Life, Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Why Artificial Sweeteners Increase Appetite

Researchers have found exactly how artificial sweeteners can make people feel hungry and eat more.

Studies have already suggested a link between these sweeteners and increased appetite, but Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Many diet plans are doomed from the start.

Diet plans are often doomed from the start because dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, research has found.

The investigation by Bayl Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Harvard’s HT Chen Nutrition Source Repeats: Butter Is Not Back

On June 29th 2016, a systematic review and meta-analysis looking at the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and all-cause mortality made headlines that sound strikingl Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Pomegranate’s Powerful Anti-Aging Secret Revealed

Are pomegranates really the superfood we’ve been led to believe will counteract the aging process? Up to now, scientific proof has been fairly weak. And some controversial marketing tactics have Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Lighter Weights Are Just as Effective as Heavier Weights

Research from McMaster University in Canada is challenging traditional workout wisdom by suggesting that lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repeti Read More >

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Exercise

Walking Meetings Could Mean Healthier Lives for Office Workers

Changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to research published b Read More >

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Exercise

Go for Your Own Gold

The summer Olympics begin one month from today.  As the world watches sports like triathlon, cycling, swimming and more, many of those who cheer on the champs are inspired and motivated themse Read More >

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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 >

Family

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Caregiving

Rising Tide of Home Care for Disabled Seniors

More seniors are getting help from family, friends and hired helpers to keep them in their homes, despite disabilities that keep them from total independence, a new study finds.

But that inc Read More >

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Divorce

How to Survive — and Thrive — After a Divorce

The desire to follow our passions and find excitement in life doesn’t dissipate as we age.

In recent years, I’ve met with many seniors who are still eager to expand their horizons. Wheth Read More >

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Caregiving

How to Cope with Caregiver Stress

On October 30, 1993, my father suffered a debilitating stroke. The next day he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My mother, who was suffering with macular degeneration, osteoporosis, congestive h Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Five Ways to Maintain a Grateful Harmony in Your Relationship

“What If…”  We’ve asked this question many times, sometimes in our heads and sometimes to each other. As college sweethearts, we separated because of a lack of maturity and communicati Read More >

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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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