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What High Heels And A Slippery Floor Taught Me About Aging

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.11.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Each time something happens to me that reminds me that I'm heading into the third act of my life, I am startled and a bit annoyed. It's not that I didn't know these things would happen -- the memory lapses, the slight hair loss, tiring more quickly, sleeping less soundly -- I just thought they would happen, you know, later.

Study Uncovers Surprising Increase In Falls Among Older People

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) -- Since the late 1990s, almost 30 percent more adults age 65 and older are likely to say they have...

Ladders Are Hard

Posted 02.26.2013 | Comedy

Some people just aren’t meant to climb ladders. For your amusement, here are those people. Oh, and kids? Don't try any of this at home. Via Ta...

Falls Are No Laughing Matter, Costing Lives, Especially Among the Old, and Billions of Dollars for US Health Care

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In real life, a fall is not the least bit funny. And when an elderly person takes a tumble -- even a short one from a curb or a standing position -- the chain of events that follows can be catastrophic, the cost to our health care delivery system is huge.

What's The Fastest Way To Wind Up In A Nursing Home?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty

Falls are the biggest reason why seniors wind up in nursing homes, with one in three adults 65 and older falling every year, according to the CDC. The...

Which is Safer: The Drive to the Airport or the Flight?

Keith Thomson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Thomson

The drive-to-the-airport axiom needs a re-write. Here's a suggestion -- you're more likely to be killed on the drive to the airport than on a flight on an airline with a good safety record.

Scarlett Johansson's First Music Video: Watch And Listen

Huffington Post | Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson's new music video for her song "Falling Down" hit the web this week. The song is a cover of the Tom Waits classic of the same name...