Summer Isn't Over: 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Get In Shape

By Sherrie Campbell, Ph.D.

Why You Should Thank Your Aging Brain

If you forget a name or two, take longer to finish the crossword, or find it hard to manage two tasks at once, you’re not on the road to dementia. What you’re experiencing is your brain changing the way it works as you get older. And in many ways it’s actually working better. Studies have shown that older people have better judgment, are better at making rational decisions, and are better able to screen out negativity than their juniors are.

Magnolia Compound May Combat Head and Neck Cancers

According to a growing number of studies including one from the Veterans Affairs Research Communications and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, honokiol, a compound derived from the bark of the magnolia tree, is proving to be a potent cancer fighter in lab studies. The study was published online in June 2015 in the journal Oncotarget.

Patients Email and “Friend” Doctors in Spite of Resistance

A large number of patients use online communication tools such as email and Facebook to engage with their physicians, despite recommendations from some hospitals and professional organizations that clinicians limit email contact with patients and avoid "friending" patients on social media, new research suggests.

Solve the Medical Riddle: She Kept Losing Her Balance and She Had Memory Lapses, First Week

By 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 physician at first.


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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.