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Tai Chi

Tai Chi May Be as Good as Physical Therapy for Arthritis-Related Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis — the age-related, “wear-and-tear” form of joint disease — is the most common type of arthritis. And the knee is the most commonly affected joint. In fact, almost half of the Read More >


House Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

One of the first lines of defense to avoid the wheezing, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion that can be caused by irritating indoor allergens is to put a weekly house cleaning routine into place Read More >

Heart Attack

A New Factor in Heart Disease

Researchers have identified a mechanism in the body that’s linked to a surge in cardiovascular inflammation following a heart attack.

The scientists also developed a possible strategy for Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Unsafe Behaviors in Older Adults Who Likely Have Dementia

Older adults who likely have dementia but have not been given the diagnosis are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities, suggests research published in June 2016 inthe Journal of the Read More >

Diet & Nutrition

The Good-News Grain

Barley may be the latest good-news grain: eating it or foods containing it significantly reduces the levels of two types of “bad cholesterol” that’s linked with cardiovascular disease.

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Living Well

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Beauty & Style

How to Feel More Attractive Without Plastic Surgery or Weight Loss

The current media ideal for women’s overall appearance is achievable by less than 2% of the female population. But we are bombarded with this unrealistic ideal. We see more images of excepti Read More >

Aging Well

Boosting Immunity in Older Adults

Sixty-five is the age when many people retire, kick back, and take it easy. And so it often is with the human immune system.

After years of fending off influenza and other infectious disease Read More >

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Making Art Reduces Stress

No matter what your skill level as an artist, sketcher, or doodler, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.

Althoug Read More >

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5 Things That Can Scuttle Good Sex

Here, according to the experts at Harvard Medical School, are five issues that can keep you and your partner from enjoying sex – especially if you’re over age 50:

Performance anxiety
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Diet & Nutrition

The Healthiest Ways to Eat Dairy Products

According to the ChooseMyPlate program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, consuming dairy products provides health benefits – especially improved bone health. Foods in this group provide nutr Read More >

Diet & Nutrition

The Good-News Grain

Barley may be the latest good-news grain: eating it or foods containing it significantly reduces the levels of two types of “bad cholesterol” that’s linked with cardiovascular disease.

Read More >

Diet & Nutrition

Are You Really Eating in Moderation?

It’s a truism that “eating in moderation” is the best way to lose or maintain weight, but exactly what that term means varies widely. In fact, a new University of Georgia study says that the Read More >

Diet & Nutrition

Junk Food and Teen Advertising

Worried about your grandkids eating junk food? You’re not wrong; a new study reveals that children are being subjected to a barrage of unhealthy food commercials starring their favorite celebriti Read More >


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Parks Are Seldom Used by Older People

Neighborhood parks across the United States are geared primarily toward younger people, limiting their use by adults and seniors, but surprisingly attract fewer female youth as well, according to a Read More >


What Goes into A Good Fitness Plan?

Everyone knows it’s healthy to exercise regularly. But without a plan, one that tracks activity and helps keep you motivated, that can be difficult to keep up.

Why is a plan so important? Read More >


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 workout. W Read More >

neck pain at the desk

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 >


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, man Read More >



5 Things to Consider Before Your First Empty Nest Vacation

The kids are gone and you and your mate find yourselves going on your first trip as “empty nesters.” No more choosing your destination based on what your kids want (and don’t want!) to do. Yo Read More >

Relationships & Love

Chivalry May Not Be Dead when It Comes to Morality

Although women have made substantial strides toward equality with men, most people are still likelier to sacrifice a man rather than a woman when it comes to saving lives and pursuing self-interest Read More >

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Relationships & Love

People Tend to Downgrade the Looks of Those Who Could Threaten Romantic Relationships

What psychological factors might couples use to stay committed to their partners? According to a study published in June 2016 in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people in relationships Read More >


Rage and "Stonewalling" Linked to Different Health Problems

Conflict can cause health problems – but exactly what kind of problem depends on whether you let your rage out or shut down emotionally.

New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern Univ Read More >


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 >

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