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High blood pressure / hypertension

Blood Pressure Goals Good for Those 75 and Older

NIH-supported researchers are reporting additional details about a widely-publicized study that linked a systolic blood pressure target under 120 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) with reduced cardiov Read More >

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Osteoporosis

71% of Hip Fracture Patients Not Told They Have Osteoporosis

More than seven in 10 older adults who suffer hip fractures aren’t told they have the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, despite the fact that hip fractures nearly always signify the presen Read More >

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Heart Health

Take This to Heart, Ladies

While cardiovascular disease may be top-of-mind in February during American Heart Month, any time is the right time for women to learn more about what has been deemed their number one killer.

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Women's Health

Flawed Data on High-Risk Women's Health Devices

Some high-risk medical devices used in obstetrics and gynecology were approved by the FDA based on flawed data, according to a study from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, published in the journal Read More >

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Health Headlines

Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs: Worse than You Thought

Even when hot tubs and swimming pools are disinfected, they’re not as clean as you might think, according to new research.

A study published in the American Chemical Society’s journal En Read More >

Living Well

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The Health Benefits of Pets

Millions of people around the country have pets, most commonly cats and dogs, and they can feel the benefits, but there are some they may not even be aware of. Pets bring more to our lives than jus Read More >

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Aging Well

Redefining Health and Well-Being in America's Aging Population

Chronological age itself plays almost no role in accounting for differences in older people’s health and well-being, according to a large-scale study done in 2016by a multidisciplinary team o Read More >

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Money Matters

How To Have Fun During Retirement (Keep Working!)

What do school kids and retirees have in common during these dog days of summer? For many, it’s having lots of time and not knowing what to do with it.

But that comparison begins to breakd Read More >

Fountan of Youth
Aging Well

Is There a “Fountain of Youth” Gene?

A discovery by researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine raises the tantalizing prospect that doctors could use a gene called Oct4 to prevent or delay at least some of the effect Read More >

How old do you look
Aging Well

How Old Do You Look? The Answer Is in Your Genes

Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 28th 2016 say they have found a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than others.

A release f Read More >

Food

B12
Vitamins + Supplements

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Be Sneaky, Harmful

What harm can having too little of a vitamin do? Consider this: Over the course of two months, a 62-year-old man developed numbness and a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Enjoy Eating Out - with Fewer Calories

We all know that most restaurants serve high-calorie meals, but the Mayo Clinic cites a study that shows just how many calories these meals can have.

According to Mayo, the study, which was Read More >

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The Truth about Hot Peppers

Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think and many of the hot pepper myths floati Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Fast Food and Boredom

Boredom drives people to eat fatty and sugary foods, according to new research being presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society this week.

An investigation by by Read More >

nutritional-guidelines
Diet & Nutrition

The New Nutritional Guidelines

If you’re interested in eating better, losing weight or both, the new federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans can be a big help to you.

The regulations, released every five years by the U Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Experts' TIps on Fitness at 50-Plus

By Delaina Dixon

Your bones ache for no apparent reason, you’re huffing and puffing after walking up a flight of stairs, and it takes a few more days to recover from a strenuous workou Read More >

neck pain at the desk
Exercise

Calling All Desk Jockeys: Stretching to Ease Neck and Shoulder Pain

Any task that encourages you to sit in one position for long hours can wreak havoc on posture. Even enjoyable hours whiled away with an e-reader or a tablet may have that effect — and worse. A st Read More >

ryka-shoe
Exercise

Fantastic Fitness Gear for This Month - and All Summer

By Delaina Dixon

Hi, thirdAGE readers. One of the things I love about fitness is that it’s constantly offering new ways to make your exercise and healthy life endeavors more effective, Read More >

mature-woman-strength-training
Exercise

A Newly Discovered Benefit of Strength Training

Older adults who followed strength-training guidelines had lower odds of dying than those who weren’t as physically active, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Read More >

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Exercise

Just 1 Minute of Intense Exercise Produces Health Benefits

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training. The find Read More >

Family

Nancy-and-Barbara
Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part Five: We're Still Waiting

Editor’s Note: In the final part of a five-part series, thirdAGE contributor Nancy Wurtzel (at right in the above photo) shares the ordeal her sister Barbara (at left in the above photo) is under Read More >

Nancy-and-Barbara-Paris
Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part 4: The Beginning

Editor’s Note: In the fourth part of a five-part series, thirdAGE contributor Nancy Wurtzel (at right in the above photo) shares the ordeal her sister Barbara (at left in the above photo) is unde Read More >

nancy and barbara restaurant
Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part 3: A Primer on Lung Transplants

Editor’s Note: In the third part of a five-part series, thirdAGE contributor Nancy Wurtzel (at right in the above photo) shares the ordeal her sister Barbara (at left in the above photo) is under Read More >

Nancy-and-Barbara-chairlift
Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part Two: Someone Has to Die for My Sister to Live

Editor’s Note: In the second part of a five-part series, thirdAGE contributor Nancy Wurtzel (at left in the above photo) shares the ordeal her sister Barbara (at right in the above photo) is unde Read More >

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Caregiving

How Friends and Family Can Help with Your Doctor Visits

Editor’s note: Doctor visits can be frightening at any time, but they can become intimidating as well when you grow older. You may be dealing with serious or chronic health problems; you could be Read More >

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