Archive for October, 2014

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 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, and it’s especially important for seniors […]

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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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Tiny Eye Implant – Returns Sight and Quality Life

Tiny Eye Implant – Returns Sight and Quality Life

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

Telescope Implant for End-Stage AMD Approved for Adults 65+ Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over 60 in the U.S.  It is estimated that over 2 million Americans are living with end-stage AMD and that number will increase as the Boomer cohort […]

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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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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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Leaving No One Behind in Alzheimer’s Research

Leaving No One Behind in Alzheimer’s Research

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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Seven Savory Steps to a Lean Luscious Diet and Lifestyle!

Seven Savory Steps to a Lean Luscious Diet and Lifestyle!

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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Facing Costs Of Prolonged Healthcare

Facing Costs Of Prolonged Healthcare

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Do you know your options and costs for health care post retirement? As the last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, they are ready to redefine what retirement means to them, but have not done all their homework on costs. A recent national survey conducted among boomers ages 50-69 commissioned by RiverWoods, a Type […]

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‘Masters of Sex’ – Masters and Johnson

‘Masters of Sex’ – Masters and Johnson

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Though “Masters of Sex” is ostensibly about the pioneering sex researchers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), the show has let itself veer far from its ostensible inspiration. If the first season presented a relatively limited mix of subplots (and often felt muted as a result), the second, which concludes this Sunday, […]

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