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Aging

Getting Outside this Memorial Day

This long weekend is different from other federally recognized holidays. Memorial Day, while frequently viewed as the unofficial start to the summer, is a time to remember and reflect upon…

Are Zombies Hurting You?

Zombies have been everywhere in pop culture for the last decade — movies, TV, comics and novels. Even scientists have been researching zombies. No, they aren’t looking at the undead…

Older People Need More Protein

It’s easy to think that, after childhood, we all need the same nutrition. Kids need special diets, and people with specific exercise routines need personalized diets, but the rest of…

Industry, Not Science Pushes Anti-aging

While the beauty industry is selling “anti-aging” products, scientists are studying healthy aging and working to lessen the health problems of getting older. Various fad diets assure us that we…

Ignore the Old Wives’ Tale: Older People Need Just as Much Sleep

Throughout our lives, we’re told that older people need little sleep. We see it as children: grandparents have catnaps during the day or while watching TV and yet always wake…

Reminiscing Is Good for Mental Health and Aging

We all love to reminisce about memories. Be they from childhood or a recent day out, sharing stories with friends and family is fun. Looking through old photos or listening…

Prevention Is the Best Medicine

It’s cliché but true: prevention is better than a cure. This is especially true as we age. Getting ill can take a toll on the body that might be avoidable.…

Being Lonely Poses Medical Threat

Around 28 percent of older Americans live by themselves as of 2017. Living alone isn’t a bad thing, if anything, it shows that older people are aging healthily enough to…

Greens May Be Good for Memory

We frequently write about how great fruit and vegetables are for blood sugar. A study with almost 28,000 men has shown that they might also lower your risk of memory…

Preventing Falls to Protect Health

Falls seem minor to us when we are younger. Children walk around with scraped knees and think nothing of it. Younger adults might be embarrassed by a scrap or bruise…