Study: Diagnostic Errors Are Too Common

At some point in their lives, most people will get an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis that could have serious consequences, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

Anxiety: Is It "All In Your Head?"

Everyone suffers from anxiety occasionally. And it’s not always a bad thing. Anxiety before a test, for example, can help us study harder. If we want to do well on a job interview, we’ll be spurred to do our homework on our prospective employer. But it’s a problem if anxiety becomes so exaggerated or severe that we cannot function (i.e. if we become too anxious to show up for the job interview).

Grief Shaming: The Latest Form of Bereavement Judgment

By Carole Brody Fleet

Blame it on the ability to remain anonymous, on people who have very small lives or a combination thereof. 

People Who Have AMD Can Use Desk Top Touch Screens Accurately

Older adults with central vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have no problem with accuracy in performing touch screen tasks, according to a study in the October 2015 issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

How to Make Your Dog's Meals Nutritious - and Fun

Getting it right at meal time isn’t always easy for busy dog owners. There’s a tendency to grab a bag of store-bought dog food, pour it in the bowl and be done with it.

“I’ve seen 18-year-old dogs that have been fed nothing but commercial food all their lives,” says veterinarian Dani McVety.

Some of those store-bought brands do have a balanced mixture of nutrients that can serve a dog well, she says, but it’s even more beneficial when people can add such supplements as fish oil or vegetables to their pet’s diet.


About Us

For over a decade, ThirdAge has been a leading source of information for "boomer and beyond" women. Our writers cover what means most to women 50+: the empty nest, living solo, finding love, coping with caregiving, and remaking their lives the way they want them to be. We also feature the latest approaches to brain fitness, diet, exercise, and age-related health conditions.