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Study of Mysterious Auto-Immune Diseases

Study of Mysterious Auto-Immune Diseases

Scores of autoimmune diseases afflicting one in 12 Americans — ranging from type 1 diabetes, to multiple sclerosis (MS), to rheumatoid arthritis, to asthma — mysteriously cause the immune system to harm tissues within our own bodies. Now, a new study pinpoints the complex genetic origins for many of these diseases, a discovery that may […]

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Facing the Challenges of Multi-Age Workforces

Facing the Challenges of Multi-Age Workforces

Working in management produces an endless parade of challenges. Few are as intriguing as the challenge of managing a workforce whose members may span three or more generations. First, an introduction to some definitions (these years are loosely agreed to by social scientists): Baby Boom: 1946 to early 1960s Generation X: early 1960s to early […]

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Second Act for Ex Soldiers

Second Act for Ex Soldiers

It is not surprising that some people think about what they are going to do next once they retire and settle down for good. Most of them are looking for things that can ignite their passion on life and go on to pursue their “Second Act”. Yinon Weiss, a retired Army Special Forces officer and […]

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Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

The winter season is fast approaching and that change in weather can affect muscle, bone, and even eye health. According to recent statistics, approximately 33 million Americans suffer from eye health issues like dry eye syndrome; and if you’re age sixty-five or over, that brings your chances of dealing with dry eye syndrome up to […]

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Wellness

Turning Back the Clock For Men

Turning Back the Clock For Men

Older Doesn’t Have to Mean Unhealthy—Tips for Men to Turn Back the Clock By Darryl Mitteldorf, Founder and Executive Director of Malecare Worldwide, men’s health suffers from neglect, poor access to medical facilities, under-funded research in male-specific diseases and other disparities in medical care. Education empowers men to care for themselves. Here are some simple, […]

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Preventive Health: Baby Boomers’ Best Friend

Preventive Health: Baby Boomers’ Best Friend

  Preventive Health Checks are the Baby Boomers’ Best Friend It’s Prostate Cancer awareness month and while every cancer can be serious, it’s noteworthy that the survival rate for this disease has clearly improved. Thanks to early diagnosis and treatment, more than 2.5 million men in the U.S. over age 50 are prostate cancer survivors. […]

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Sexuality

Women and Sex Over 50

Women and Sex Over 50

For many women after the age of 50, if there are children, they are mostly independent. Their career and financial security are more certain. Women at 50 are no longer fighting to establish a marriage, a career or a family. They are ready to do something different and their focus has suddenly begun to center […]

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The Complicated Sex Life of Baby Boomers

The Complicated Sex Life of Baby Boomers

          The complicated sex life of baby boomers Photograph by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff; Photographed at The Langham, Boston; Models: Kirsten Hede Brierley and Marc Iannaco/Maggie Inc.; makeup: Chantal Ambroise Eighty-five percent of male boomers and 61 percent of female boomers report sexual satisfaction is critical to their relationships and quality of […]

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Brain Health

The Web = Quality of Life

The Web = Quality of Life

Improving the Resident Experience in Senior Living Communities Meet CATIE from Status Solutions Only 59 percent of seniors ages 65 and older use the Internet, according to the Pew Research Center. What if only 59 percent of senior living communities had beds or air conditioning? Communication and access to information is also a basic need, […]

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Leaving No One Behind in Alzheimer’s Research

Leaving No One Behind in Alzheimer’s Research

Today in the U.S., more than five million people are living with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD). 1.  As we live longer, rates of AD have grown dramatically and the disease is now cited as the third leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, develops when nerve […]

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Diet

Seven Savory Steps to a Lean Luscious Diet and Lifestyle!

Seven Savory Steps to a Lean Luscious Diet and Lifestyle!

The Baby Boomer generation (born 1946-1964) is redefining aging. Boomers are projected to have the longest life expectancy of any generation, so far, with proper diet playing a huge role. Unlike “Gen-Y”, boomers don’t expect things to be done for them especially when it comes to successful aging. They realize eating more nutrient-rich foods goes […]

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Feeding The Body, Mind and Soul

Feeding The Body, Mind and Soul

          Remember the old adage, you are what you eat? Make it your motto. When you choose a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins you’ll feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out. Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body […]

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Trending Now at Bloomer Boomer

Trending Now at Bloomer Boomer

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What Baby Boomers Are Blogging About As we enjoy the fall and brace ourselves for winter, boomer bloggers are writing about: Why you shouldn’t waste money on the AARP tablet. The fun, and not so fun, of shopping. How to be money smart at any age. What the top things people die of. The disadvantages […]

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Study of Mysterious Auto-Immune Diseases

Study of Mysterious Auto-Immune Diseases

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Scores of autoimmune diseases afflicting one in 12 Americans — ranging from type 1 diabetes, to multiple sclerosis (MS), to rheumatoid arthritis, to asthma — mysteriously cause the immune system to harm tissues within our own bodies. Now, a new study pinpoints the complex genetic origins for many of these diseases, a discovery that may […]

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Facing the Challenges of Multi-Age Workforces

Facing the Challenges of Multi-Age Workforces

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Working in management produces an endless parade of challenges. Few are as intriguing as the challenge of managing a workforce whose members may span three or more generations. First, an introduction to some definitions (these years are loosely agreed to by social scientists): Baby Boom: 1946 to early 1960s Generation X: early 1960s to early […]

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Here’s Another Reason to Try the Mediterranean Diet

Here’s Another Reason to Try the Mediterranean Diet

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Mediterranean diet, high in vegetables, nuts and healthy fats like olive oil, has once again proven itself worthy of our plates. People who maintained a version of the Mediterranean diet had a 50% lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease and a 42% lower risk of rapid kidney function decline, according to a new […]

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The Web = Quality of Life

The Web = Quality of Life

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Improving the Resident Experience in Senior Living Communities Meet CATIE from Status Solutions Only 59 percent of seniors ages 65 and older use the Internet, according to the Pew Research Center. What if only 59 percent of senior living communities had beds or air conditioning? Communication and access to information is also a basic need, […]

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Second Act for Ex Soldiers

Second Act for Ex Soldiers

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It is not surprising that some people think about what they are going to do next once they retire and settle down for good. Most of them are looking for things that can ignite their passion on life and go on to pursue their “Second Act”. Yinon Weiss, a retired Army Special Forces officer and […]

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Diabetes: It’s Time to Take Control of Your Diet

Diabetes: It’s Time to Take Control of Your Diet

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  November is Diabetes Month Baby Boomers & Diabetes: It’s Time to Take Control of Your Health Diabetes. It’s the eight-letter word that should be top of mind for most baby boomers. In fact, 29 million Americans have diabetes and 16 percent of them are in the boomer generation. First discovered in 1889, this auto-immune […]

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U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Americans are living longer and healthier lives, thanks to lifestyle changes and better access to preventive care. In a new report, average life expectancy rates in the United States were at almost 79 years, the highest ever. Death rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death dropped, but […]

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Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

Tips to Prevent Winter Dry Eye

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The winter season is fast approaching and that change in weather can affect muscle, bone, and even eye health. According to recent statistics, approximately 33 million Americans suffer from eye health issues like dry eye syndrome; and if you’re age sixty-five or over, that brings your chances of dealing with dry eye syndrome up to […]

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Older Women and Challenges of Wealth

Older Women and Challenges of Wealth

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

During her 35-year marriage, Jill DeVaney earned significantly less than her husband, a television executive, but always handled the family finances. So when the couple divorced in 2012, splitting assets worth “several million dollars,” she said, “I knew where the money was.” Now a semiretired interior designer in Chicago, Ms. DeVaney, 63, has hired a […]

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