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What Can the Ancient Greeks Tell Us About Cognitive Decline?

— In a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have presented compelling evidence suggesting that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may be largely modern phenomena, influenced significantly by today’s environments and lifestyles. The study, led by Caleb Finch, professor at the USC Leonard Davis School... Read More

Make a Plan for Independent Aging

— Everyday is an opportunity to celebrate the vitality and resilience of older adults. Aging is life—everybody’s doing it! Most older adults want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. The best way to achieve that is to plan ahead and be proactive. There are many strategies and tips that can help older adults... Read More

Heart Healthy Habits for Couples

— It’s February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you thinking of gifting jewelry, candy, or a fancy letterpress card to your spouse or partner? One gift you can give your spouse that will be beneficial long after that candy is eaten is the gift of heart health! Heart health is a crucial... Read More

Resolve to Exercise More

— The end of the calendar year has many of us thinking about the year ahead and the changes we’d like to implement for our physical and mental health. One excellent resolution that many people can use to improve their health is a goal to get more exercise! Numerous research studies have established that regular physical... Read More

The Gift of Getting Older

— “It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old.” — Jules Renard Conversation topics center on the weather or latest ailments. Getting up elicits grunts and groans. Birthday cards poke fun about impending death. Dinner after 6 p.m. seems tiring. Face it: you are getting older. While the adage that age is just... Read More

Meditation for Health: 7 Scientific Takeaways

— What do the Beatles, Oprah, and Stephen Curry all have in common? Meditation. All found meditation beneficial and helped make it mainstream. Today, meditation is popular, with over 14% of Americans practicing some type of meditation. In 2017, more than 5% of children aged 4 to 17 years were participating in mediation, with some schools... Read More

6 Ways to Model Good Health for the Grandkids

— During the past decade or so, evolutionary biologists have been looking at an interesting question: Why do humans, unlike almost every other species in the animal kingdom, survive long beyond their reproductive years? Despite the ageist stereotype that older adults are a “burden,” anthropologists agree that living in social groups that included older members was... Read More

Lifestyle Changes to Lower the Risk of Cancer

— According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, only following heart disease. Each year, almost 1,800,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer, and close to 600,000 people will die of the disease. Just as the CDC’s name implies, “control and prevention”... Read More

Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine

— For many of us, the holidays are a hectic time! We put hours of preparation into selecting, purchasing and wrapping gifts, decorating our homes, cooking and baking, and perhaps getting ready for guests or traveling to our destination. This year, as in last year, many of us had to pivot a bit. If it wasn’t... Read More

Protect Your Heart All Day Long

— Experts from Greece offer insights that could provide a heart health boost morning, noon and night! Give your morning repast a makeover Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris, a cardiologist at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, Greece, conducted... Read More