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U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times Reveal 2016 Top Recommended Health Products

U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times Reveal 2016 Top Recommended Health Products

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Washington, D.C. – June 14, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, and Pharmacy Times, the leading media resource for the pharmacy industry, today released the 2016 Top Recommended Health Products. Consumers and health care professionals can visit U.S. News Health and www.otcguide.net to see the […]

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American Grandparents Are More Tech-Savvy Than You Think

American Grandparents Are More Tech-Savvy Than You Think

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to recent survey results derived from the American Grandparents Association and visitors at its content site, Grandparents.com (OTCQB: GPCM), the vast majority of people aged 60+ in the United States are not as tech-deficient as their millennial grandchildren might assume. The survey showed an overwhelming consensus that […]

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Cancer Changed Him Forever and Now He’s Sharing His Story

Cancer Changed Him Forever and Now He’s Sharing His Story

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

At 64, Mike Merino says he’s only now learning what life is all about. It’s a tough lesson, with cancer serving as his teacher. But Mike tells Growing Bolder he has more hope than ever that the rest of his life can be the best of his life. Mike found himself out of shape, overweight […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Retiring Baby Boomers Driving Down Wages

Retiring Baby Boomers Driving Down Wages

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

A Lot Of Those People Who Left The US Labor Force Since The Financial Crisis Just Aren’t Coming Back Some people have speculated this is because demographic shifts mean higher-paid, older Boomers are retiring as younger, lower-paid millennials come into the labor force, bringing down the average wage even as worker wages go up. Deutsche […]

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1960’s Nostalgia For 2015

1960’s Nostalgia For 2015

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

Our thirst for 1960s’ nostalgia is bottomless, so automakers keep remaking the classics. Ford will birth a brand new Mustang this fall as it chases GM’s own retro-rod, the Camaro. Alfa Romeo’s 4C is a dead ringer for the ’67 Alfa 33 Sradale, and Jaguar has followed the elegant E-Type with the ferocious F-Type. Meanwhile, […]

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Best Diets of 2015

Best Diets of 2015

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

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 6, 2015 – As Americans resolve to become more invested in their health and wellness in the New Year, U.S. News & World Report today released its Best Diets of 2015, featuring rankings and information on 41 diet plans. For the fifth year, the DASH diet wins Best Diets Overall, while […]

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Wonder Woman and The Free Love Experiment

Wonder Woman and The Free Love Experiment

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The ubiquitous character gets the most attention, but the little-known comic that introduced her deserves praise as well. DC Comics. Everybody knows about Wonder Woman, but not many people know about Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman, of course, is the superhero. Most people are familiar with her from the 1970s television show, in which Lynda Carter put […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Fitness Generation

The Rise and Fall of the Fitness Generation

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Baby boomers led an unprecedented fitness revolution, into a kind of golden era of health,” says Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., whose 1968 best-selling Aerobics put modern exercise on the map. In 1968, less than 24 percent of American adults exercised regularly; by 1984, that figure had risen to 59 percent. Cholesterol levels fell, and so […]

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Seniors Are Facebookers: Pew Research

Seniors Are Facebookers: Pew Research

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

   31% of all Seniors are on Facebook, Finds Pew Research Center The holidays were very good to me this year, and it appears the gifts keep coming. The Pew Research Internet Project has released its annual look at social media site usage. New this new year? More seniors than ever using social networks, specifically Facebook. […]

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What Makes Us Dizzy

What Makes Us Dizzy

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

I have gotten dizzy from time to time.  Mostly when I haven’t eaten properly.  But it still makes me wonder if there is something else going on.   Who hasn’t gotten up quickly from sitting down and felt a little bit dizzy? Or had a stomach virus and things spun a bit? But while dizziness […]

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New Year’s Brings Last Boomer

New Year’s Brings Last Boomer

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When Doreen O’Brien celebrates her 50th birthday on New Year’s Eve, the ball will drop on an era in America. As one of the last baby boomers to cross the threshold into official old age, O’Brien brings up the statistical rear of the nation’s postwar spike in fertility, which lasted from 1946 to 1964. “It’s […]

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Miles left in Boomers’ Automotive Passions and Pocketbooks

Miles left in Boomers’ Automotive Passions and Pocketbooks

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

Once again baby boomers are refusing to go quietly into the car buying night.  Industry research, (Ford: http://goo.gl/zWlmGD) shows that baby boomers will continue to wield the greatest influence on the market for years to come.    A new study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute reported graying boomers replaced the 35-to-44 year […]

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Seniors’ Health On A Global Scale

Seniors’ Health On A Global Scale

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

Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11 nations surveyed by The Commonwealth Fund for having more seniors struggling to get and afford the health care they need. […]

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Simple Bad Luck – Cause For Many Cancers – Say Researchers

Simple Bad Luck – Cause For Many Cancers – Say Researchers

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

Sometimes there just isn’t a good explanation for a cancer diagnosis other than random bad luck. That’s what researchers at Johns Hopkins have found. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, oncologist Dr. Bert Vogelstein and biomathematician Cristian Tomasetti link more cancers than previously thought to random DNA mutations, and not to heredity […]

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Last Baby Boomers Turns 50

Last Baby Boomers Turns 50

| December 18, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Carlos Barientos III was born at 6.45 on the evening of Dec 31, 1964, a few miles northwest of Honolulu. This year, he will turn 50, quite possibly making him the last member of the US “baby boom” to do so. The generation that once seemed to define for the world the energy, excitement and […]

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Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

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

Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside Ever been lost on a new trail on a hike? Or confused between north and south in a new city? Or after a certain age, unsure if you really took that anti-cholesterol pill last night, or was it the blood pressure pill?  They kind-of […]

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More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Cardiovascular risk calculators usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. I have enough trouble remembering my email password. So this new calculator from the Harvard School of Public Health may be a boon for people like me. It’s designed to more accurately gauge risk for people who are in their 40s […]

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Richest Generation In History: Silent

Richest Generation In History: Silent

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

When he and his wife married in 1959, they lived in Texas and saved 10 percent of every paycheck. Thanks to well-timed equity and property investments, the 81-year-old now lives a much different life than the elderly he knew as a child. “We just invested the money very wisely, some in markets and some in […]

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Increasing Your Brain Storage

Increasing Your Brain Storage

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

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Their research has identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved. […]

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Avoiding Problems When Retiring Overseas

Avoiding Problems When Retiring Overseas

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

Tens of thousands of Americans have chosen to move to other countries in retirement and most have had pleasant experiences, often living happily in gorgeous tropical or European locations.  The people who have had the most success are those who took the time to do thorough research and careful financial planning. Recently I wrote a […]

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Is Your Aging Parent Safe To Drive – How To Know

Is Your Aging Parent Safe To Drive – How To Know

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

If you suspect an elderly parent isn’t driving as well as he used to, there are actions you can take to help. Some older people can drive safely in their 80s and even early 90s, but many seniors develop hearing, vision and other problems that impair their ability to drive safely. Loss of the ability to […]

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Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

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

“When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.” — Warren Buffett, letter to shareholders, 1988 Warren Buffett is arguably the most successful investor ever, and his investment philosophy is quite straightforward: buying high-quality companies and holding them for the long term, ideally forever. Because of Buffett’s successful […]

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Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members The men and women in our armed forces face challenges every day, even after returning from their respective tours of duty. And while nothing can truly compare to the challenges confronted by soldiers, sailors and airmen in the face of combat, integrating oneself back […]

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Too Much Milk Cause Brittle Bones?

Too Much Milk Cause Brittle Bones?

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If you drink milk to keep your bones strong, there’s good logic in it. Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better. In fact, too much milk may be bad […]

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Cannabis In the Voting Booth

Cannabis In the Voting Booth

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Times have surely changed over the past decade, and marijuana’s perception among the public is only gaining steam. In just a matter of days, voters will go to the polls in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., to decide whether or not to approve marijuana for recreational use, while Floridians will weigh in on whether it […]

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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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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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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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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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‘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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Amazing Aging Population

Amazing Aging Population

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Healthcare and the Amazing Aging U.S. Population Between 2016 and 2034, the baby boomer generation – the largest population group in the United States – will begin retiring from the labor force. Baby boomers include all people born in the United States between the years 1946-1964, estimated to be 77.3 million people or nearly 25 […]

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Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

Feds Hit Nursing Home Overmedication

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication A federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes may offer a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents. The lawsuit details multiple cases when the government says these drugs were inappropriately administered to patients. If […]

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Nightcrawler Movie Previews

Nightcrawler Movie Previews

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The folks at Bloomer Boomer are all news people so permit us to indulging ourselves by previewing this new film.  Catch the trailer on the left side bar Nightcrawler review: Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller A good newsman is an amoral newsman in Dan Gilroy’s violently entertaining feature debut. Jake Gyllenhaal is […]

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