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Here's Why You Sleep Much Less As You Age

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.11.2017 | Healthy Living

As people age, many experience difficulties sleeping. But a new study suggests that it’s actually our sleeplessness that’s aging us. In a stud...

So THAT'S Why Your Hangovers Get Worse As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.20.2017 | Healthy Living

There’s one aspect of growing older that does not age like a fine wine: Hangovers. If you’ve ever been on the wrong side of a long night out after...

The Common Dementia Condition You've Probably Never Heard Of

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 12.20.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

When you think back on the life of the late Robin Williams, you may remember him as being a brilliant comic, versatile actor, and generous humanitarian. You probably wouldn't think of Williams, who tragically died at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide, as a dementia sufferer.

Elder Mistreatment: Are You Safe At Home?

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Are you safe at home? It's a simple question that social workers, nurses, physicians, emergency medical technicians, and indeed all health care providers need to ask their older patients every time they see them. Why? Because that simple question can be a crucial first step toward identifying potential elder mistreatment.

How To Stop Bone Loss And Rebuild Muscle Mass

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

While it's possible to slow down -- even stop -- bone loss, it's hard to completely reverse it. However, muscle loss is reversible! If you've experienced age- or illness-related muscle loss, you can turn things around with exercise and proper nutrition.

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.

5 Lessons DeNiro's "Intern" Can Teach You

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 10.09.2016 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

I was glad to see that while the "senior" intern brings wisdom, experience and balance into the frenetic workplace of an Internet startup, the movie also honors the energy and creativity of the Millennials who are driving today's tech economy.

Alzheimer's Summit: Some Rare Good News

George Vradenburg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

It is understandable that there is a limited appetite for healthcare investment in the U.S. and around the globe today. Purse-strings are tight, and the outcomes of healthcare investment can seem far in the distance. But this is mistaken.

National Stress Awareness Day: How The Stress You Feel Today Could Affect Your Future

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.19.2012 | Fifty

Were you really grumpy when you lost power during Hurricane Sandy? If so, you may be more likely to suffer negative health consequences 10 years down ...

Eat Less, Live More? Science, the Media and Health Behavior

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science
Joseph F. Coughlin

Science, in the media and in public discussion, means that anything that runs counter to the dominant myth of how science is done and how knowledge is generated is subject to public question at best, and more often harsh criticism or humor.