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Feb. 8 Stumbling Through Lent: Dead Stuff, Which I Will Be Too One Day

Feb. 8 Stumbling Through Lent: Dead Stuff, Which I Will Be Too One Day

Barbara Falconer Newhall  02. 9.2016
It was a few days before the beginning of Lent when I spotted the tree, a valley oak standing at the trailhead. I was on retreat at the...
Shrinking Into Obesity

Shrinking Into Obesity

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD  02. 9.2016
Lesson learned? Charts are useful, but should never replace common sense and simple observation.
10 Women Who Prove You Can Rock Cleavage Like A Boss At Any Age

10 Women Who Prove You Can Rock Cleavage Like A Boss At Any Age

Yagana Shah  02. 9.2016
Susan Sarandon got some flack for her recent revealing look at the SAG Awards, with TV host Piers Morgan questioning if the bold ensemble...
Why This 54-Year-Old Took A Pregnancy Test

Why This 54-Year-Old Took A Pregnancy Test

Lisa Shanahan  02. 9.2016
Last February I travelled with the extended family, but without my husband, to Key West for spring break, where I had my period. When I...
Diane Rehm: A Class Act

Diane Rehm: A Class Act

Melanie Bishop  02. 8.2016
In On My Own, Diane Rehm shares with readers her experience of early grief after losing John Rehm, her husband of 54 years. Rehm's attempt...
Repeat After Me: 'Hospice Means More Care, Not Less.'

Repeat After Me: 'Hospice Means More Care, Not Less.'

Steve Landers MD,MPH  02. 8.2016
It is a practical and tangible way to help people continue to live at home and in the community, to live life to its fullest with dignity...
Man Lived To 107 By Drinking A Lot Of Red Wine Everyday

Man Lived To 107 By Drinking A Lot Of Red Wine Everyday

Yagana Shah  02. 8.2016
Many people enjoy the occasional glass of wine with a nice meal, but one centenarian took the expression "drink to your health" to a whole...

News Outside of Iowa

Michael Hodin  02. 8.2016
Last week, a string of events - seemingly unconnected, but deeply intertwined - reveal just how profoundly population aging is shaping...
What I'm Doing Now That I'm Staring Down The Barrel Of 60

What I'm Doing Now That I'm Staring Down The Barrel Of 60

Amy Selwyn  02. 7.2016
Scale it back. Size it down. Go smaller, leaner, more mobile, lighter, freer, more connected to love than to all the stuff. More attuned...
How Aphasia Helped Me Communicate With My Mother

How Aphasia Helped Me Communicate With My Mother

Cathy L. Mason  02. 6.2016
My mother's hands became her primary form of communication. She and I talked, of course, but it was often a swing-and-a-miss type of situation....
The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They're Happiest

The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They're Happiest

Yagana Shah  02. 5.2016
The British government recently released a survey of more than 300,000 adults over the span of three years in an attempt to pinpoint which...

What Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You - My Neighborhood Is No Longer Safe

Patrick O'Brien  02. 4.2016
As time passes, neighborhoods and communities change. New homes, shopping centers, and schools can make old ones unappealing and of little...
Having A Healthy Sex Life Could Mean A Sharper Brain

Having A Healthy Sex Life Could Mean A Sharper Brain

Yagana Shah  02. 4.2016
When it comes to staying sharp as you get older, the old adage "use it or lose it" might have hit the nail on the head. A new study suggests...
Are You Ever Too Old to Train Your Brain?

Are You Ever Too Old to Train Your Brain?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne  02. 4.2016
The concept of plasticity is one that offers hope for those seeking to stem the tide in aging's effects on the brain. If your brain is...