Health A-Z

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Senior Health

Hypothermia and Older Adults: Tips for Staying Safe in Cold Weather

February 5, 2016 | Sondra Forsyth

The cold truth about hypothermia is that Americans aged 65 years and older face this danger every winter. Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body’s response t Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Dealing with Incontinence in Alzheimer's Patients

February 5, 2016 | Jane Farrell

A person with Alzheimer’s disease may have other medical problems over time. These problems can cause more confusion and behavior changes. The person may not be able to tell you what is wrong.

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Hearing Loss and a Brain "Amplifier"

February 5, 2016 | Jane Farrell

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have described, for the first time, the adult brain’s ability to compensate for a near-complete loss of auditory nerve fibers tha Read More >

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Breast Cancer

Older People May Be Getting Cancer Screenings That Are Not Recommended

February 4, 2016 | Sondra Forsyth

An estimated 15.7 percent of people 65 or older may have received screenings for prostate and breast cancers that were not recommended because the patients had limited life expectancies of less tha Read More >

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Solve the Medical Riddle: She Has Been Fainting Often Since She turned 68, Although She Never Passed Out Before That, First Week

February 4, 2016 | Marie Savard MD

Editor’s note: Welcome to our thirdAGE feature that gives you a chance to play medical sleuth as we share the details of what happened when a patient presented with a problem that stumped the phy Read More >

Living Well

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Money Matters

How To Protect More Than Your Heart This Valentine’s Day


February 1, 2016 | Hillel L. Presser, Esq., MBA

There may be no worse feeling than having your heart broken, especially on Valentine’s Day. But anyone who has had their heart broken – whether in a divorce or a long-term relationship where as Read More >

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Beauty & Style

How to Get Amazing, Ageless Skin

February 1, 2016 | Delaina Dixon

One of my biggest concerns these days age taking its natural toll on my face. While it should be nothing to fear – lines and wrinkles showcase the beauty and wisdom you’ve developed over th Read More >

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Aging Well

Telomeres – A Key to Aging?

January 29, 2016 | Diane Blum

In each of the human body’s cells there are 23 chromosomes, which are twisted, double-strands of DNA molecules. Chromosomes are vital as they provide our singular genetic map to every cell within Read More >

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Homegrown Flavor from An Indoor Garden

January 27, 2016 | Melinda Myers

Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals.  From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors.

Microgreens are a quick and easy way to add some flavor and crunch to Read More >

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Money Matters

The "Silver Scams" that Target Seniors

January 26, 2016 | Jane Farrell

If you are over 65, you probably grew up in an era when business was done with a firm handshake; unfortunately, crooks today are playing on that trust.

The Federal Trade Commission says that Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Veggies Sautéed in Olive Oil Are Better For You

February 5, 2016 | Sondra Forsyth

Researchers from the University of Granada in Spain, have proven that frying in Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the cooking method that increases the phenolic fraction, a health-boosting factor present i Read More >

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A Whopping 92% of Restaurants Offer High Calorie Meals

January 29, 2016 | Sondra Forsyth

Meals consumed at fast-food restaurants are often seen as one of the biggest contributors to the obesity epidemic. But according to a January 2016 study by Tufts University published in the Journal Read More >

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Diabetes

Healthy Eating for Diabetics at Winter Gatherings

January 21, 2016 | Jane Farrell

Winter is a time when we tend to rely on comfort foods like ham and mashed potatoes, while high-fat, high-calorie snacks are the norm at football play-off gatherings. Here, from the National Diabet Read More >

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Senior Health

Higher Doses of Vitamin D = Increased Risk of Falls in the Elderly

January 13, 2016 | Sondra Forsyth

Higher monthly doses of vitamin D were associated with no benefit on low extremity function and with an increased risk of falls in patients 70 or older in a randomized clinical trial, according to Read More >

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Diabetes

Healthy Restaurant Eating for Diabetics

January 13, 2016 | Jane Farrell

Most people know what the rules of healthy eating are. But it can be hard to stick with them, especially when you’re out at a restaurant with friends. And for diabetes patients, it’s crucial to Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Tips to Help You Get Back to Working Out at the Gym

January 26, 2016 | Sondra Forsyth

Rocking the gym as part of your New Year’s resolution can be a daunting task. While showing up may be half the battle, real results only come to those pushing out of their comfort zones and corre Read More >

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Exercise

Exercise DVDs May Not Be Healthy

January 22, 2016 | Jane Farrell

Using fitness DVDs may seem like an ideal way to get into shape, but they could have a negative effect on you, according to new research.

A study of 10 popular commercial exercise DVDs showe Read More >

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Exercise

Layering Up for Cold-Weather Walks

January 18, 2016 | Jane Farrell

Weather-related excuses to avoid walking for exercise can be especially frequent during the winter months. Most of us don’t want to be out in the cold, but the experts from Harvard Medical School Read More >

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Treating Age-Related Decline in Muscle Mass and Power

January 5, 2016 | Sondra Forsyth

A proof-of-concept, phase 2 trial by an international research team has found promising results for a myostatin antibody in treating the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging.

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Exercise

10 Tips for Staying Fit for the New Year

December 29, 2015 | Bedros Keuilian

Editor’s Note: After the season for holiday dinners, desserts and drinking with family and friends, you may need some help getting your fitness game on again. Bedros Keuilian, personal trainer an Read More >

Family

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Divorce

7 Steps to A Peaceful Divorce

February 4, 2016 | Jane Farrell

The only thing worse than a divorce is a nasty divorce full of gossip, unnecessary expenditures that financially drain both spouses and the added emotional turmoil that comes with fighting, name ca Read More >

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Marriage

Give Up "Getting Over the Past"

February 3, 2016 | Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks

Is there something in your past causing you pain and preventing you from fully experiencing joy in the present? Perhaps there is an upset with your partner you can’t seem to put behind you. I Read More >

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Caregiving

The Caregiving Imperative: New Year’s Resolutions to Preserve Physical Health and Mental Well-Being

February 2, 2016 | Pamela D. Wilson

As we age, the years pass quickly from one to the next. Unless we truly look back at our accomplishments or the changes in our lives we may feel like we have made no progress nor accomplished any g Read More >

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Environmental Health

What You Must Know About Lead Poisoning

February 1, 2016 | Jane Farrell

The stories about the high lead levels in the water supply of Flint, Michigan have brought the problem of lead poisoning front and center.

According to experts from the Mayo Clinic, those at Read More >

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Getting Your Cat Ready for the Vet

January 29, 2016 | thirdAGE

If you own a cat, you want him or her to live a long, happy life. But to do that means regular visits to the vet – and chances are that you dread this almost as much as your cat does.

Here Read More >