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Aging

Changing Microbiome Can Help Aging

The microbiome of bacteria living in the human gut has a profound impact on health. However, this aspect of health that still confuses scientists. In most adults, bacteria outnumber human…

Jumping out of Bed Might Not Be Healthy

There is some good news for those of us that don’t bounce out of bed the minute the alarm goes off. The people who never hesitate to sit up and…

Puzzles May Help Your Brain Stay Young

Puzzles are great fun and a nice part of any day. You can use them to wake your brain up in the morning or to wind down in the evening.…

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.…