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Healthier Holiday Swaps

The holidays are a fun time when we gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate time-honored traditions. We break bread and clink glasses in celebration of the season, the things for which we are grateful, and the company of our favorite people. Many of these traditions include our favorite foods, homemade from recipes that… Read More

Talk Turkey About End-of-Life Plans

The holiday season is upon us! We gather to cheer for our football team, dive into our favorite foods, find bargains for our gift lists and spend extra time with our loved ones. It’s also the perfect time to share our advance care planning decisions and end-of-life preferences. Why? Because everyone around the table will… Read More

How to Cope with the End of Daylight Saving Time

It’s a fall ritual that follows Halloween every year. On the first Sunday of November we “fall back” into standard time by setting our clocks back one hour. This gives us back the hour of sleep we lost in the spring when we “sprang forward” to preserve evening sunshine. An extra hour of sleep—sounds great,… 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

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… Read More

Are the Baby Boomers Healthier Than Previous Generations?

Are the Baby Boomers Healthier Than Previous Generations? September is Healthy Aging Month. Beginning in the 1960s, experts began predicting that the baby boom generation would be healthier than their parents and grandparents. The boomers were into jogging and aerobics and health food, and benefited from advances in health care. But as the decades passed,… Read More

Which Foods Are Good for Brain Health?

Which Foods Are Good for Brain Health? A miracle brain power supplement? Superfood capsules? Herbal shakes with mysterious “cognitive health” enzymes? If you watch TV or go on the internet or read magazines, you are likely bombarded with commercials for products claiming to protect the memory and stave off dementia, even to “boost brain power.”… Read More

10 Tips for Senior Cyclists

10 Tips for Senior Cyclists A few weeks ago, President Biden made the headlines when he took a spill while riding his bike with the First Lady near his Delaware home. Of course, news pundits quickly started a debate about whether it is safe for seniors to cycle. Their questions might be answered if they… Read More

Fourth of July Safety Precautions From Medical Experts

Fourth of July Safety Precautions From Medical Experts In 2020 and 2021, many communities cut back or cancelled their Independence Day celebrations. Public safety experts reported that in the absence of traditional public fireworks displays, more people decided to put on their own amateur shows—and this resulted in an increase in injuries. According to the… Read More