Healthy Aging

Expensive Prescription Drugs are a Problem For Us All

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In this era of intense partisanship, there is one issue on which politicians agree: Something must be done about the out-of-control increase in prices for prescription drugs. Older Americans have seen their prescription drug prices soar. Even if you do not take prescription drugs frequently or at all, you see the result of rising prices […]

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Preventing the Deadliest Diseases is Easier Than You Think

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Simply adding fiber to your diet can conquer several of the most common, and serious, diseases. Do you love carbohydrates, but thought they weren’t good for you? Think again. Fiber is a type of carb that your body can’t digest, and a review of recent studies show it plays an important role in fighting disease. […]

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Three Things Make Older Adults Feel In Control

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Clues for improved physical, mental and emotional health are found in new research. A new study has identified three factors that are crucial to older adults’ best health outcomes. Psychology researchers found that sleep, mood and stress are critical components to older adults having a feeling of control over their lives, and this sense of […]

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Top 10 Health Concerns of Older Adults

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Seniors want to maintain their independence, security, and productivity as they age, yet more than three-quarters of adults over 65 are managing at least two chronic diseases, according to the National Council on Aging. Check out the council’s healthy living site for information on managing chronic diseases, fall prevention, and healthful living. Find more resources […]

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New Cholesterol Recommendations Focus on Personalized Care

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New cholesterol recommendations from the American Heart Association, backed by the American College of Cardiology, support the treatment of older patients with high cholesterol who have previously been left untreated.

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When It’s Time to See A Geriatrician?

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When It’s Time to See A Geriatrician…And how they may keep you out of the hospital If you’re in your 60s or 70s, you may have wondered if you should start seeing a geriatrician instead of, or in addition to, your primary care provider. These are family doctors or internists with special training in the […]

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Aging Around the World: Four Key Differences

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According to projections from such sources as the U.S. Census Bureau and the World Bank, the entire world’s population is aging. In some countries, the number of people who are 60 years or older is expected to double by 2050. In other countries, the number is expected to triple. These projections stand as a testament to […]

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Recommended Reading for March 2019

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Getting Older – Moving Smarter: Walking and Running Tips  By Joe Sinclair   Joe Sinclair decided to become a marathon runner—after turning sixty-two. He soon accomplished his goal but was disappointed to find himself an anomaly as an older runner. A firm believer that there is an athlete in all of us—regardless of age, shape, or body type—Sinclair […]

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How Technology Will Impact Aging Now and the Near Future

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According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, individuals over the age of 65 will make up nearly a quarter of the population by the year 2040. Throughout our lives the number of older adults will continue to rise, reaching 98 million people over the age of 65 by the year 2060. […]

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The Right Stress Can Lengthen Your Life

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If there’s one thing we think we know, it’s that stress is bad for us. But what if that just isn’t true? The startling truth gleaned from recent studies is that some forms of stress are very good for us. It appears that Nietzsche was right when he said, “That which does not kill us, […]

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