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Check Your Vision – You Might Live Longer

Check Your Vision – You Might Live Longer

          A new study finds that declining vision health may be linked with shorter survival rates in older adults. It’s common for adults to have vision problems as they get older. Starting in their 40s, many adults start developing near-sightedness, which is a normal part of the aging process and may […]

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Staying Fit At 50+

Staying Fit At 50+

Exercise is one of the many keys to long-term health and vitality. As a natural part of aging, muscles weaken and joints get stiffer, but the key to getting the most out of an exercise regimen is to understand one’s strengths and limitations, and adjusting the workouts accordingly. Although we all understand the benefits of […]

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The Flu and Seniors

The Flu and Seniors

What You Need to Know to Keep Healthy This Year Every year, the TV news and newspapers warn us that it’s time to get ready for flu season. These stories almost seem routine and we may even tune them out a bit, but it’s important to take action to reduce our risk for flu. That’s […]

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Five Questions To Ask Before Surgery

Five Questions To Ask Before Surgery

-By David Rosen, MD, President of Midwest Anesthesia Partners The Baby Boomers are causing a boom in surgeries. Although Boomers have higher life expectancy than their parents’ generation, they are unhealthier. “The Status of Baby Boomers’ Health in the United States”, a study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that Boomers have “higher […]

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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

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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Your Brain Health

Your Brain Health

Add these ‘superfoods’ to your daily diet, and you will increase your odds of maintaining a healthy brain for the rest of your life. Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of […]

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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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The Flu and Seniors

The Flu and Seniors

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What You Need to Know to Keep Healthy This Year Every year, the TV news and newspapers warn us that it’s time to get ready for flu season. These stories almost seem routine and we may even tune them out a bit, but it’s important to take action to reduce our risk for flu. That’s […]

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Your Route To An Encore Career – Try a Matchmaker

Your Route To An Encore Career – Try a Matchmaker

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Encore Career Matchmaking Services Are Sprouting YourEncore is just one example of the growing number of matchmaking services targeted at retiring boomers. It focuses on private sector work, but many others specialize in the social venture space, creating bridges between for-profit careers and nonprofit encores for the greater good. Some are regional, such as Experience […]

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Check Your Vision – You Might Live Longer

Check Your Vision – You Might Live Longer

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          A new study finds that declining vision health may be linked with shorter survival rates in older adults. It’s common for adults to have vision problems as they get older. Starting in their 40s, many adults start developing near-sightedness, which is a normal part of the aging process and may […]

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Staying Fit At 50+

Staying Fit At 50+

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Exercise is one of the many keys to long-term health and vitality. As a natural part of aging, muscles weaken and joints get stiffer, but the key to getting the most out of an exercise regimen is to understand one’s strengths and limitations, and adjusting the workouts accordingly. Although we all understand the benefits of […]

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Your Eye Health – Concern for Aging Adults

Your Eye Health – Concern for Aging Adults

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As my patients reach their golden years, they often ask what they can do to protect their eyesight. There are easy steps you can take to help your vision remain healthy, and at the top of the list — seeing your optometrist regularly. Many eye diseases develop without any obvious symptoms and can aggressively attack […]

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Five Questions To Ask Before Surgery

Five Questions To Ask Before Surgery

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

-By David Rosen, MD, President of Midwest Anesthesia Partners The Baby Boomers are causing a boom in surgeries. Although Boomers have higher life expectancy than their parents’ generation, they are unhealthier. “The Status of Baby Boomers’ Health in the United States”, a study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that Boomers have “higher […]

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Must-Have for Senior Travelers

Must-Have for Senior Travelers

| October 13, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Personal health records allow seniors to take control of their health files anywhere, anytime As thousands of snowbirds, or seasonal travelers, make plans to migrate to Southwest for warmer weather, they may not know that the top item to pack should be their electronic personal health record along with their sunscreen and golf clubs. These […]

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You Are What You Practice at Any Age

You Are What You Practice at Any Age

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Larry M. Berkelhammer, PhD   We are all masters of practice in that we are practicing something in every moment. This is even more important as we get older – without mindfulness training, we often inadvertently practice unhealthy behaviors and behaviors that are not aligned with our life values. Even after the age of fifty, […]

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Four Areas for Better – Safer Home Healthcare

Four Areas for Better – Safer Home Healthcare

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Author:Craig Hood, Executive Vice-President of Allegro Medical   Independent aging is an important priority for Baby Boomers. Studies show that 88 percent of Americans over age 65 want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. This means that home healthcare, prevention and strategies for enhancing health, medical care and lifestyle will become […]

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