Healthy Aging

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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Recommended Reading for February 2019

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  Dynamic Aging:  I Intend to Live Forever… So Far So Good! By:  Jinks, Joy Sloan Dynamic Aging offers a journey, exploration using yourself as a research subject to embrace strategies that will lead to a richer, fuller life in the years after retirement. In the final analysis, this book is about empowerment. As this […]

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Why is oral health care important for older adults?

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As the aging population is increasingly retaining their natural teeth, their need for optimal oral health care also increases. Older peoples’ mouths are prone to oral disease and those with natural teeth are more likely to have advanced gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis).  Oral health care for older people is often further complicated by a […]

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Healthy Habits Can Lengthen Life

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Have you heard the advice to exercise, choose a healthy diet, keep a lean weight, never smoke, and limit alcohol? Researchers wanted to find out whether people who follow this advice live longer than those who don’t. So, they compared lifespan and other data from thousands of adults with all five of these healthy habits […]

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