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Health and Aging

Here's A Very Good Reason To Embrace Your Age

Happify | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Here's a good reason to embrace the aging process: As your years increase, so does your happiness. Many of us lament about our age -- but research ...

Dare to Be 100: How vs. Why

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I have just escaped from an intense three-day scientific meeting here in Santa Barbara arranged by the Glenn Foundation on Aging Research. It is a hig...

The Best News For Baby Boomers In A Long Time

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

While we gray hairs may not be able to do a Rubik's cube as fast as millennials, we have -- by dint of need -- compensated by using both the left and right brains in unison.

Surprising Secrets for a Long Life Revealed

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bernard Starr

Ask those who have achieved a ripe old age how they account for their longevity and you get amusing if not instructive answers.

What You Should Eat For Long Life

Posted 08.10.2012 | Fifty

The latest longevity superfood is none other than the North American cranberry. We already knew they were good for you -- they contain antioxidants an...

How To Get And Stay Active Over 50

The Huffington Post | Mary Turner | Posted 01.22.2015 | Fifty

Has Olympics fever inspired you to get in shape? We probably don't need to remind you that the everyday wear and tear the years can take on our bo...

WATCH: 'Fitness Beyond 50' Author Talks Making The Most Of Life

Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Harry Gaines, author of "Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back The Clock" appeared on The Doctors to share with them why staying fit is still so important to h...

Three Things You Must Have In Retirement

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Underlying our retirement search is the golden trinity we have to consider: our health, our desired lifestyle, and our budget. This trio is symbiotic and if one goes awry, it becomes a poison pill for the other two.

Why Men Won't Talk About Impotence

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Ann Bauer

In researching my book, I asked men about performance issues. What happens in your head when you can't get it up? How does it become (as I've heard it can be) a self-perpetuating problem? I'm close to literally a dozen fine, garrulous older men. But when I broached this topic, every one of them turned red and stammered and then was struck mute.

6 Ways To Get The Most From Your Doctor's Appointment

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients -- especially seniors -- that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive.

12 Medical Tests That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Enter a new term into the midlife vernacular: medical gluttony. It's when our doctors order a barrage of "just in case" medical testing to keep us hap...

Weight Watchers CEO: 'Obesity Is Not A Woman's Issue'

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Women aren't the only ones who should be concerned about their figures, says the man behind one of the biggest names in weight loss. Weight Watcher...

Is OK The New Good?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A friend said something the other day that resonated deeply. When I asked her how she was doing, she responded with a sigh: "I'm OK. But 'OK' is the new 'good,' you know?"

Getting a Good Night's Sleep Without The Pills

Dr. Robert Waldman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Waldman

Mary, a lovely lady in her early 60s, had come to see me, describing her problem as "being sleepy all the time." As an internist practicing addiction medicine for the past 24 years, I have become sensitive to the significance of sleep disturbances and what they might represent.

Menopause? There's A 'Map' For That

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Hot flashes, uncomfortable dryness, insomnia -- we all know the myriad symptoms associated with menopause. But a surprising number of women aren’t ...

Post 50 Dieting: The Surprising Benefits Of Shedding 10% Of Your Body Weight

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Weight slips on with great ease when you are middle aged and getting it off requires a whole new arsenal of willpower weaponry. I've approached dieting as an all-or-nothing mandate: Once I fall off the wagon, it's just too hard for me to crawl my way back on -- especially now that I'm post-60.

Life & Happiness: 3 Secrets To A Good Night's Sleep (WATCH)

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

As people age, it gets tougher to get a good night's sleep, for a variety of reasons. Chronic sleep deprivation can be hazardous to your health. In th...

Surprising Tips To Help You Live Better, Longer

Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

Dr. David Agus spoke with "CBS This Morning" about his new book "The End of Illness" and longevity. Watch the above video to see his key tip to living...

What Change Should You Make For Slowing Metabolism In Midlife?

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Has your metabolism slowed as you've gotten older, making it more difficult to lose weight? In this clip from Anderson Cooper's show "Anderson," a pos...

Healthy Aging: Do You Need A Midlife Food Makeover?

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

February is the month of love, but if your love affair is with junk food, you may want to break it off. For those over 50, the food you eat may be esp...

Pilates: The "Sex Of Exercise"?

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Here's a bold statement: If everyone Post 50 and postpartum did pilates, we'd all be stronger, be leaner, be more agile, breathe better, stand better, be more focused and -- who knew? -- have better sex.

Life & Happiness: Tips To Ease Aching Feet (WATCH)

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Aching feet become a bigger problem as people age, especially for women who wear high heels. In this segment of Life & Happiness, Huff/Post50's Laura ...

WATCH: Yoga For Any Age

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Thinking of ohming your way through middle age? Watch as Sting's wife, Trudie Styler, demonstrates some poses suitable for all ages. Kathie Lee and he...

Post 50 Singles Want Sex ... A Lot

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

Post 50 singles want sex, and they want it often. Given that people over 50 are the biggest growing group in online dating and the most likely to use ...

The Breast Obsession: Gateway To Anxiety And Fantasy

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

You'd think that by the time we hit our 50s we'd have made peace with our breasts. Not so. Breast augmentation is on the rise among all age groups and so are its risks.