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Does the Brain Continue to Grow as We Age?

March 10, 2020 —   Conventional wisdom used to say that people cannot grow new brain cells – that the brain cells you were born with is all you’ll ever going to get. But many studies in the last few years have taken this notion to task. Researchers have discovered that, in fact, we continue to grow new brain... Read More

Technology Can Help Older Adults Lead Safer and More Comfortable Lives

February 10, 2020 —   While the stereotype that seniors are slow to adopt new technologies may be partially true, according to Pew Research, two-thirds of adults age 65 and older use the internet. In addition to the usual benefits that everyone enjoys, internet use helps many seniors stay connected to family and friends, an essential part of aging... Read More

Looking to Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever? Volunteer!

January 10, 2020 —   This is the time of year when many of us pause to evaluate our lives and make plans and resolutions to improve our state of being. One great way to improve our lives is to volunteer. For older Americans, volunteering is a great way to age well. Here are just some of the ways... Read More

Don’t Let Winter Be an Excuse to Let Healthy Habits Slide

December 10, 2019 —   At this time of year, staying physically active and eating a healthy diet can be challenging. The holidays offer numerous temptations to eat less healthfully than we normally do and the cold weather makes us want to stay indoors and curl up next to the fire with a good book. So what can we... Read More

Make Giving Thanks a Yearlong Tradition

November 12, 2019 —   November kicks off the holiday season for most Americans. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, people celebrate their many blessings. It’s a time to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Unfortunately, all too often, when the New Year comes around, it’s back to business as usual. What would happen if we practiced gratitude... Read More

Social Connections Remain Important Throughout Life

October 10, 2019 —   When we’re young, we understand the importance of developing friendships. They help enhance our experience of life as we experience the trials and tribulations of school, early career choices and building a family. As we age, friends may become more scarce as people pass away or move to be closer to their children. For... Read More

Essential Nutrients for an Aging Body

September 10, 2019 —   Although the New Year is still a few months away, for many of us, September always feels a little like a time for new beginnings. Schoolchildren start a new year of learning, football fans get ready for four months of cheering their favorite team, and the crisp air and turning leaves remind us that... Read More

Protect Yourself from Adverse Drug Events

August 12, 2019 —   An adverse drug event is a harmful reaction as the result of taking a drug. This may be from taking drugs that are dangerous when taken in combination, an overdose of a certain drug, or simply a bad reaction to a single drug. As more than a third of Americans over the age of... Read More

Physical Therapy and Other Natural Ways to Treat Chronic Pain

July 10, 2019 —   According to the National Institutes of Health, pain is the number one reason people seek medical attention. One of the most common ways doctors help ease patients’ pain has been to prescribe a painkiller. This started to change when more people started becoming addicted to their pain medication, leading to a national epidemic. According... Read More

Quality Sleep Helps Maintain Good Health

June 12, 2019 —   Many of us probably don’t give a lot of thought to those hours that we’re slumbering. But as it turns out, there are some pretty remarkable things that go on when we’re sawing logs. Your brain is very busy during sleep. The regions of the brain involved in learning, processing information, and emotion are... Read More