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Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have discovered how a gene in the brain’s dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise. The study, led by Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, senior research scientist at RIA, appears in the […]

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What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now another in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask interesting people about their passions. For six decades, Ken Van Sickle has been quietly producing photographs in his darkroom, located in the center of Manhattan. His photos range from documenting the bohemian life of New York and Paris in the 1950s […]

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Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – Before Americans cast their ballots in November, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) urges them to ask the Presidential and Congressional candidates how they will tackle five of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s older population and their families. “These issues are not just about seniors—they are about the health and […]

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Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A large part of Women’s History is about independence. Being independent means being well-informed, self-reliant, and self-assured; qualities that were instrumental in women’s progress. Those same qualities are the ones you need to help you plan for retirement. While achieving financial security might seem like vague, pie-in-the-sky type goal, we’ve got some more specific steps […]

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Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Vox: Obamacare Shows Why Health Insurers Should Be More Like Southwest Airlines For competition to revolutionize the insurance market, enrollees have to actually force insurers to compete for their business. Happily, that’s exactly what enrollees did. (Ezra Klein, 4/14) Health Affairs Blog: Today’s Most Attractive National ACO Model Is Offered By…CMS A large national payer […]

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Heart Disease Financial Help

Heart Disease Financial Help

| March 6, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Evaluating the Physical and Financial Risk of Heart Disease By Jan Martin, Combined Insurance There is a common saying that everyone knows someone who has had cancer or is currently suffering from cancer. The same thing can be said about heart disease and why heart disease financial help is important. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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Age-Related-Eye-Problems

Age-Related-Eye-Problems

| March 5, 2016 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

  Help Your Loved Ones Manage Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Age-Related-Eye-Problems When was the last time you or your loved ones had their vision checked for age-related-eye-problems? New survey results reveal that nearly 75 percent of Americans still don’t know age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of legal blindness age-related-eye-problems in older adults. As the […]

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7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Listen Up! When Hearing Loss Affects More Than Hearing, You Can Use Your Voice to Boost Your Brain 7 reasons why your ears are critical for preserving brain function and what you can do about them: Maintain Hearing Health By Jean-Pierre Granier The ear and the auditory system consist of an amazing number of nerves […]

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Senior Dating:  Connect with Tech

Senior Dating: Connect with Tech

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Senior Love:  Senior Dating- Connect with Tech Let’s face it – technology plays a much larger role in our lives than many of us ever could have imagined. It provides countless improvements in entertainment, health, medicine, safety, and even dating. More About Senior Dating With love and connection top-of-mind in February, Bask conducted a survey […]

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10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Valentine’s Day Advice For Boomers From The “Pros”   “10 Marriage Tips from Four Couples & 200 Years of Marriage” It’s often said, “Experience is the best teacher.” While US Dept. of Labor statistics show that 87% of baby boomers have gained their own relationship experiences by marrying at least once by age 46, there’s […]

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I Love You..Actually I Love Your Microbiome

I Love You..Actually I Love Your Microbiome

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What determines chemistry between two people? By William B. Miller, Jr. M.D. Who has not said, “They have good chemistry together?” Where do we find love? We hear it so often that it seems trite. Typically, we direct that remark towards a couple that looks mismatched to our judgment. We ask ourselves, “What do they […]

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Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit ‘good’ microbes, finds a multi-institutional study of gut microbiomes in chimpanzees. Researchers monitored changes in the gut microbes and social behavior of wild chimpanzees over eight years in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. They […]

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CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

CVS Health Corp. on Thursday announced four new clinical affiliations with healthcare systems located across the country. Under the agreement, CVS pharmacists can provide physicians at the participating systems with data on a patient’s prescription history. Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of CVS, will be able to electronically share information from visits […]

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How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arthritis, back pain, obesity and digestive disorders: How to handle some of the common health ailments that plague our middle years The Challenge: At 334 pounds, Marnita had unhealthy habits that put her among the 40 percent of boomers who are classified as obese, raising her risk of heart disease and hypertension. Her action plan: […]

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5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – In his final State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for all Americans. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the nation’s leading advocate for older adults, offers five ways Congress can further support seniors this year. “Older Americans deserve the support of their […]

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At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

In our age of overabundant social media hype and marketing, reticence about self-promotion can hinder some artists from getting their due. Such is the case for Robin Bright, who prefers to let his work speak for itself. His exquisitely crafted work tends to converse with us in quiet and subtle ways anyway. It’s been many […]

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Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

If you’re among those who know you should begin saving and investing for retirement but fear taking what you perceive as a giant leap, you may find comfort in the above catchphrases. Taking even 1 small baby step toward retirement savings can lead to more significant forward movement. Before you know it, that first timid […]

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Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

During his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2014 to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald pledged to “transform” the vast agency. After horrific reports of wait-time manipulation, coverups and even deaths at VA medical facilities across the country, veterans and the American people were calling for honest leadership to restore their trust in […]

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Being Gay In A Small Town

Being Gay In A Small Town

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Being Gay in a Small Town By Timmothy Holt, M.D. A few weeks ago my aunt died, and I was asked to conduct the memorial service. Suddenly I realized, with her death, my cousins and I, all baby boomers, became the older generation. Her death was like an old alarm clock that kept ringing its […]

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Artificial Joint Research

Artificial Joint Research

| January 18, 2016 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

More Research is Needed on Artificial Joints and Patients can Play a Key Role  By Thomas Concannon and Ben Nowell Individuals with arthritis or joint trauma may seek partial or total joint replacement (“arthroplasty”) to reduce pain and improve functionality. For arthroplasty, an orthopedic surgeon may select from a number of implantable devices—artificial hips or […]

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Is Happiness A Choice?

Is Happiness A Choice?

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Gary Douglas is an internationally-recognized thought leader, bestselling author, business innovator and founder of Access Consciousness®, a set of simple-yet-profound tools available in more than 170 countries which has contributed to changing the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world for the past 30 years. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, including the Barnes […]

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Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Last Monday we started the week on a note of laughter, with jokes from and about outgoing LeadingAge President Larry Minnix. This Monday we find it hard to smile, as news reports are filled with tragedies happening around our globe. Then a friend shared the following quote, and it seemed appropriate to pass it on: […]

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A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Thanks to the Home Extend pilot project created by Over 55 London in partnership with Pathways Skills Development and Placement Centre and funded by the Sifton Family Foundation, a senior couple will enjoy a warmer, safer Christmas and future in their newly upgraded home. The Crasto’s 50 year old home was desperately in need of […]

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Peter Gallagher: Keeping Memories Alive

Peter Gallagher: Keeping Memories Alive

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

My work with the Alzheimer’s Foundation started for one simple reason: My mother, Mary Ann, had the disease for a third of my life. She was diagnosed in 1985 and died in 2004 — 60 years to the day after D-Day. (That’s not an inconsequential date in our family: My dad landed on a Normandy […]

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5 Myths About Hearing Loss

5 Myths About Hearing Loss

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

For a long time, hearing loss carried a huge stigma. People didn’t want to be seen as old — and hearing aids were a visible sign that they didn’t have all their original faculties intact. These days, with the likes of Rob Lowe, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster and Bill Clinton not just wearing hearing aids […]

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Blocking fat transport linked to longevity

Blocking fat transport linked to longevity

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Fat finding. Fat transport and storage matters to longevity, according to a new study. Here a store of mouse fat cells (red) is permeated by blood vessels (green). Animals from tiny worms to human beings have a love-hate relationship with fats and lipids. Cholesterol is a famous example of […] Animals from tiny worms to […]

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Debunking A Financial Myth

Debunking A Financial Myth

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why your retirement income target is not 70% By: Frederick Vettese If you have reached age 50, you might be getting a little nervous about whether you will hit your retirement income target. This will be especially true if you think your target is 70 percent of final employment earnings, the number that is most […]

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5 Ways to Boost Bone Health

5 Ways to Boost Bone Health

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Five Non-Pharmaceutical Ways to Boost Bone Health and Fight Osteoporosis By Kyle Zagrodsky Bone health is a major concern for most people over age 50, and with good reason. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing the disease because of low bone density. Studies […]

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Holiday Tips for Baby Boomers and Loved Ones

Holiday Tips for Baby Boomers and Loved Ones

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Baby Boomer Holiday Tips By Ed Haines The holidays can be wonderful, but the many activities surrounding this time of year can present some unique challenges for Baby Boomers or their loved ones with low vision. Low vision is a vision impairment that is not correctable with surgery, contacts or glasses. Persons with low vision […]

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New Ventures In Retirement

New Ventures In Retirement

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

New Income – Reinvention  By Nancy Bearg Reinvention. What a powerful word. It’s perfect for Boomers, as we think what we want to do next. Certainly, it isn’t just Golf, Gardening, and Grandchildren. For millions, it is or will be new work. My co-authors and I call it Reinventing into New Work. It’s a way […]

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Always Possible To Realize Dreams

Always Possible To Realize Dreams

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Still Dreaming? By Mary Sue Wallace Improving Your Life Through Improving Your Mind No matter what our age or station in life, we all have our dreams. We have our hopes, desires, ambitions and plans, and we are forever in pursuit of fulfilling our desires. Understanding and using the creative nature of mind consciously and […]

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Boomers Make  Most of Medicare

Boomers Make Most of Medicare

| November 7, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Grandparents Health Habits Survey By Susan Kosman, DNP, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Aetna It’s the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, an important time to reflect on your health needs and plan for the next year. Medicare Open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, is when you can make changes to […]

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Vietnam Vet Remembrance

Vietnam Vet Remembrance

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Vietnam Vet Remembrance By Dominic Certo In Vietnam, I was a combat corpsman assigned to the battlefield with the 7th Marines.  I recall leaping out of a helicopter to rejoin my platoon and feeling the ground rise up to meet me like a brick wall, gravity pulling me down into brutal bloody fighting.  At 18, I experienced […]

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November Alzheimer’s Awareness

November Alzheimer’s Awareness

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease By Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM According to the Alzheimer’s association, 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or some other form of dementia. Given that November is Alzheimer’s awareness month, what better time to examine all of the things we can do to help prevent this and other neurodegenerative […]

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Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites

Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

    Online Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites Online dating has become increasingly popular and many people, including seniors, have turned to the internet to meet people on multiple platforms. If you’ve ever thought about trying online dating or are new to the online dating scene, one of the top things on your […]

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Importance of Flossing – As We Age

Importance of Flossing – As We Age

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Don’t Forget To Floss” By Dr. Susan Maples As we age, the more at risk we become for a host of unwanted medical conditions like heart disease and stroke. There is a lot of information out there on prevention, but one less talked about connection that can help you avoid these illnesses and stay healthy […]

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Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Boomers Have Amazing Choices On Retirement: Tips for that Encore Venture By Pamela Dennis, PhD An estimated 31 million Americans age 44 to 70 are interested in “encore careers,” namely, “pursuits that enable individuals to put their passion to work for the greater good.” Only 14 percent see retirement as a time to “take a […]

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A November Reminder About Falling

A November Reminder About Falling

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“November is National Family Caregivers Month”  – Falling “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Although many people associate medical alert systems with the almost comically morbid commercials that brought them to prominence in the late 1980s, but for the more than 12 million seniors who live alone in the United States, and their […]

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Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Boost Good Bacteria – Get Rid of Bad Bacteria Research shows that as we age, there is a significant drop in the number of “healthy” bacteria in our gut and our cellular immunity begins to decline as our antibiotic use increases. Supporting this research is Dr. Sandra McFarlane from the microbiology and gut biology group […]

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Boomers And The Illicit Steroid Market

Boomers And The Illicit Steroid Market

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

(Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty) Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it had busted 16 underground labs and seized 134,000 steroid tablets and pills, 8,200 liters of injectable steroid liquid (that’s 140 kegs worth), and 1,400 pounds of the raw powder.) Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it […]

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How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

How to Draw Down Retirement Assets

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As you approach your retirement, one of the first things you may wonder is how to draw down your assets. How much money can you take out of your IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k) or other savings, investments and liquid assets, and still feel confident that your money will last the rest of your life? What […]

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Regrow a tooth? Fish, yes; humans, maybe some day

Regrow a tooth? Fish, yes; humans, maybe some day

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

When a Lake Malawi cichlid loses a tooth, a new one drops neatly into place as a replacement. Why can’t humans similarly regrow teeth lost to injury or disease? Working with hundreds of these colorful fish, researchers are beginning to understanding how the animals maintain their hundreds of teeth throughout their adult lives. By studying […]

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Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no evidence that men’s health supplements help prostate cancer patients. Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that localized cancer will spread; or the risk that prostate cancer patients will die from […]

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Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

As Dean Cole’s dementia worsened, he began wandering at night. He’d even forgotten how to drink water. His wife, Virginia, could no longer manage him at home. So after much agonizing, his family checked him into a Minnesota nursing home. “Within a little over two weeks he’d lost 20 pounds and went into a coma,” […]

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Tips Now For Medicare Part D

Tips Now For Medicare Part D

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Medicare Part D Enrollment: A Comprehensive Guide By  Becky Rabbitt, PharmD, RPh Medicare enrollment can be a daunting process for both seniors and their caregivers. There’s a lot of information to sift through, predictions to make, and the added stresses of a limited enrollment period. However, choosing a plan can have major financial implications; making the […]

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A Scary Halloween Entrepreneur Story

A Scary Halloween Entrepreneur Story

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When it’s scarier to be an employee than to be an entrepreneur By Jim Judy – Franchise Business Consultant October is the time when it’s fun to be fearful. While many of us enjoy a good-natured trick around Halloween, fearing for your financial security is no treat. A 2015 survey from the University of Michigan […]

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The Parkinson’s Disease Aspect You DON’T Know About — Psychosis

The Parkinson’s Disease Aspect You DON’T Know About — Psychosis

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Tremors are the “tell-tale” sign of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive motor disorder disease commonly diagnosed in older adults (on average at age 62). But if you are a caregiver of someone living with this all-too-common disease, then you may not realize that non-motor symptoms (those unrelated to physical movement), such as psychosis, may develop as […]

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Sizing up the sincerity of corporate apologies

Sizing up the sincerity of corporate apologies

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Jason Landman’s stateroom on the Carnival Miracle vibrated from the moment his ship cast off in Long Beach, Calif., until it docked seven days later. “It shook and rattled literally from start to finish of the cruise,” he says. When he complained about the noise in Cabin 7243, he says a cruise line representative offered […]

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When Will You Have Your Heart Attack?

When Will You Have Your Heart Attack?

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States, despite gains that have been made in fighting this disease over the past few decades. Even though the number of deaths from heart disease have been cut in half since 1960, about 30% of Americans will still die as a result of […]

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California adopts tough rules for antibiotic use in farm animals

California adopts tough rules for antibiotic use in farm animals

| October 11, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a bill that sets the strictest government standards in the United States for the use of antibiotics in livestock production. The move from California, known for its leadership on public health and environmental issues, comes amid growing concern that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising […]

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Thoughtful Downsizing: 5 Tips to Achieve Less House and More Home

Thoughtful Downsizing: 5 Tips to Achieve Less House and More Home

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More and more Boomers are discovering the benefits of downsizing their homes. There is an increase in Boomers looking for Homes For Sale In Georgia, Hawaii and South Dakota (the 3 best states to retire), the majority of which are looking for smaller homes. With an empty nest comes the next phase of your life, […]

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Simple Healthy Tips For Well Being

Simple Healthy Tips For Well Being

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing for Healthy Aging Month By Alan Wu, Bay Alarm Medical September is Healthy Aging Month, the perfect time to reflect on how you can optimize your physical, mental and social health as you grow older. While it’s important to take care of yourself at every life stage, seniors […]

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The Health of Medicare at 50

The Health of Medicare at 50

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Across the country, celebrations large and small were recently held in honor of Medicare’s 50th birthday. These celebrations were well deserved since Medicare is one of the most successful programs of the past century. And while the excitement of the birthday still lingers, no one should rest on their laurels. Policymakers must apply lessons learned […]

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Check-Out These Common Misconceptions About River Cruising

Check-Out These Common Misconceptions About River Cruising

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry overall, with 10 percent annual passenger growth over the last five years, according to recent data from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). And luxury travel agency network Virtuoso, in an annual survey of its advisors, named river cruising the No. 1 travel trend this year. A […]

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Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

Passive Business Income – Dream or Reality

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Four reasons why Baby Boomers love semi-absentee franchises Read the news today and you’ll see a countless number of stories on how baby boomers are handling retirement. Did they save enough money for the lifestyle they expect? How have they structured their nest egg? Will they be able to retire at all, or will they […]

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10 Things Seniors Should Know About Windows 10

10 Things Seniors Should Know About Windows 10

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Technology powers so many things in our everyday lives: staying in touch with family and friends, online banking and shopping, and a wide range of entertainment experiences. But even the most tech-savvy among us can be caught off guard when technology changes, so it’s no wonder a majority of seniors are wary about upgrading to […]

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The Fear & Anxiety Solution

The Fear & Anxiety Solution

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dr. Friedemann Schaub MD, PhD is the author of the award-winning book “The Fear and Anxiety Solution.” Dr. Schaub, a physician specializing in cardiology and molecular biologist, has helped thousands of people with his Personal Breakthrough and Empowerment program to overcome emotional challenges by addressing their deeper, subconscious root causes.

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New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

New Line of Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MagnaReady’s stress free dress shirts eliminate frustrations of limited mobility BOSTON, MA – Many of us stand in our closets in the morning staring at our racks of clothes agonizing over what to wear that day, but worrying about how we are going to get dressed never crosses our minds. For the 1 million people […]

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Almonds Improve Your Heart Health

Almonds Improve Your Heart Health

| March 4, 2015 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Sometimes, it’s okay to go a little bit nutty – especially if that means upping your intake of almonds. Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. Like many other nuts, almonds are high in fat, which tend to give them a bad rap with consumers. […]

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Baby Boomers Reviving The Economy?

Baby Boomers Reviving The Economy?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, is among those now laughing at the idea. Farrell, 61, is the author of “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About […]

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Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

Retirement Security Index – U.S. 19th

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Americans always like to consider themselves first in just about everything, so news that the U.S. ranks 19th in retirement preparedness may come as very disappointing to many. But that is where the recently published 2015 Natixis Global Retirement Index places the US.—A spot it has held steady for three years running. The Natixis Global […]

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Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hillary Clinton simply meant to respond to anti-vaxers when she wrote the following tweet. The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest The reaction was instantaneous. #GrandmothersKnowBest became a trending hashtag, drawing cheers and sneers, leaving pundits to wonder if it was indicative […]

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How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Today, people living by the Mediterranean Sea may eat fast food. But the traditional fare of southern Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean countries is fabulously heart-healthy. Studies link it to some of the highest life expectancy and lowest heart disease rates in the world. Follow these tips to make your meals more Mediterranean. 1. […]

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Retirement Cruise Of The World

Retirement Cruise Of The World

| February 23, 2015 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

The next day they would be in Bora Bora, they said. They planned to tour the island and play in its dazzling aquamarine lagoon, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The adventure might be considered epic for some people, but it’s not unusual for the Steiners. This was their eighth world cruise, […]

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Life and Lust at 60

Life and Lust at 60

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Diana Raab, Ph.D.is a transpersonal psychologist, poet, memoirist and essayist.   When I was 18, my family doctor gave me my first gynecological exam. The examination table was in the same room as his desk. I sat in the chair across from this pudgy 60-something-year-old doctor. He puffed away at his pipe saying, “You know […]

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Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

Looking for a Second Career? Try Before You Buy.

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

MARC FREEDMAN: What one tip would I give to older Americans who are currently out of work, but who would like to find full-time employment? Embrace action. When determining how to move into new kinds of work, we can try to think things through in advance—or we can get out into the world. Both have […]

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The World’s Craziest, Beautiful Cars

The World’s Craziest, Beautiful Cars

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. […]

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Get Screened for Colon Cancer For You

Get Screened for Colon Cancer For You

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why Every Boomer Should Get Screened for Colon Cancer By Eric Hargis, CEO Colon Cancer Alliance – Why Get Screened for Colon Cancer Turning 50 is often considered a significant milestone in one’s life. As we age, we become more familiar with the ever-growing list of health issues affecting us. One specific health concern is […]

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Relieve Stress As We Age

Relieve Stress As We Age

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Anxiety and Baby Boomers Take Control of Your Anxiety: A Drug-Free Approach to Living a Happy, Healthy Life (Career Press, 2015) Steps About How to Relieve Stress as We Age Retirement had been most enjoyable for Sid and Maggie.  They had worked hard, saved their money and invested wisely.  As many Baby Boomers, their retirement […]

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A Device For Immortality?

A Device For Immortality?

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Since the beginning of mankind, we have been fascinated by immortality. Many have tried, from the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to devout followers of man-made religions. Yet, eternal life remains elusive. In the Hollywood sensationalized movie The Imitation Game, based on the life of Alan Turing, considered the father of theoretical computer science and artificial […]

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What’s Too Old For Laser Eye Surgery?

What’s Too Old For Laser Eye Surgery?

| February 9, 2015 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Are you the right candidate for refractive eye surgery? Am I too old for LASIK surgery? It’s a question you might ask yourself once you get past 50, but the answer seems to be. It depends. That is the consensus of doctors who perform the procedure. If you’re certain for laser eye surgery is for […]

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Cosmetic Surgery For All Ages

Cosmetic Surgery For All Ages

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In the common vernacular, we refer to it as getting some work done. But what is more commonly called cosmetic surgery is reaching new and higher ages for Americans who never thought it was possible and what a difference it is making. Years ago, people seeking cosmetic surgery would bring pictures of celebrities to their […]

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Boomers Declared Winner In The Generational Warfare

Boomers Declared Winner In The Generational Warfare

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Boomers Declared Winner In The Generational Warfare The policy of safeguarding Boomer benefits with asset bubbles will lead to the destruction of the unprepared, the unwary and those who foolishly trusted our “leadership” and central bank to tell them the truth. Though it is exceedingly politically incorrect to mention it publicly, a financial war between […]

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A  Purpose Prize in Retirement

A Purpose Prize in Retirement

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirement Encores That Deserve a Standing Ovation A blind HR professional who helps other blind people develop workplace skills. Encore.org, which operates under the tag line, “Second acts for the greater good,” celebrated these accomplishments when it selected its 2014 Purpose Prize recipients. The Purpose Prize was created in 2005 to recognize life-changing work being […]

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Marijuana Investing and Health

Marijuana Investing and Health

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Marijuana takes center stage Over the past decade, the public’s opinion surrounding whether or not marijuana should be legalized has done a complete 180. Just one in four respondents in a Gallup poll would have been in favor of marijuana’s legalization just a decade ago. As of 2013, this figure had jumped to 58%, signaling […]

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Benefits of Good Night Sleep

Benefits of Good Night Sleep

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Better functioning reported in study decades afterward in study. TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sleeping well during middle age may be an “investment” that leads to better mental functioning later in life, a new review finds. It’s known that sound sleep boosts memory and learning in young and middle-aged people, but many people […]

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Finally, Baby Boomers Outnumbered

Finally, Baby Boomers Outnumbered

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Quiet Way America Will Really Change in 2015 No more complaining about being outnumbered. There will be more Millennials than Baby Boomers in America this year, according to the US Census Bureau. The Millennial generation is expected to number 75.3 million this year, while there will only be 74.9 million Baby Boomers. (Poor Gen X. […]

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How Many Eggs And Stay Heart-Healthy?

How Many Eggs And Stay Heart-Healthy?

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. The red flag is there only for people with heart disease risk factors, says Julia Zumpano, RD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. How many eggs per week? “There is no current recommendation on […]

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How Writing By Hand Can Save Your Brain

How Writing By Hand Can Save Your Brain

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Writing a calming sentence is a form of graphotherapy, Seifer says. Jotting down a sentence like, “I will be more peaceful” at least 20 times per day can actually have an impact, especially on those with attention deficit disorder. “This actually calms the person down and retrains the brain,” Seifer says. 1. It has a […]

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Therapy Dogs Helping Cancer Patients

Therapy Dogs Helping Cancer Patients

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Therapy Dogs Help Patients With Cancer Treatment ‘I would’ve stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog’ TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man’s best friend, a new study suggests. The study, of patients with head and neck […]

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