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Lack Of Exercise In Middle Age Is Even Deadlier Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty

Listen up all you couch potatoes: It’s time to get up and get moving. A decades-long study has shown that a low physical activity level can increase...

Regardless Of Age, Older People Don't 'Retire' From Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.26.2016 | Fifty

Young’ens can cover their ears (eyes?) if they want, but here’s a truth: Older people still have sex. While societal perceptions may lead some to ...

Artificial Pancreas Could Be Answer For Diabetes

Michael Lazar | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

There's good news on the horizon for those who suffer from diabetes: a new technology that enables the creation of an artificial pancreas could replac...

What It's Like To Be A New Member Of The Hospital Wives' Club

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty

Not unlike being thrown overboard into a turbulent sea, on May 29th I was initiated into The Hospital Wives' Club. After my husband fainted while walk...

WWII Veteran Makes His Pitch For Immortality At MLB Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.31.2016 | Fifty

How about that first pitch from 92-year-old WWII veteran Burke Waldron? High-steppin' out there and then bringing the heat. #MemorialDay🇺🇸 A vid...

Say What? Free Hearing Tests Offered Over The Phone

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty

All excuses for not having your hearing tested are now invalidated. In a simple, free 10-minute test conducted over the phone, you can have your heari...

Alzheimer's Patients May Be Able To Recover 'Lost' Memories

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty

While much of the research into Alzheimer's Disease and dementia centers on the prevention or slowing the rate of disease progression, researchers at ...

The Very Best Places To Retire In America If You Are Sick

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Fifty

Most of those ubiquitous best-places-to-retire lists focus on where the sun shines the most or where your dollar will stretch the farthest. But leave ...

Testosterone Therapy Boosts Libido In Older Men -- But Not This

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Fifty

Could this be the male version of "I'm not in the mood, Honey?" A University of Pennsylvania study published in the New England Journal of Medicine f...

Eating More Fish Reduces Alzheimer's Risk For These People

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Eating seafood is good for us, right? Except for those ever-present concerns that the mercury in fish is bad for the humans who eat them, eating fish ...

101-Year-Old Credits Vegan Diet For His Longevity

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.15.2015 | Fifty

A 101-year-old California heart surgeon who retired just five years ago may be the epitome of "you are what you eat." Dr. Ellsworth Wareham credits hi...

Study Reveals Good News And Bad News For People Over 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty

Older people today are sharper than ever but need to get in better physical shape, a new study found. German research published in the journal PLOS ON...

5 Questions I Wish Younger People Would Stop Asking Me

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I write about aging, work in an office where I am the oldest woman, and have been married to the same man for what feels like centuries. I understand that at a certain point in life, we morph into mentors to those who are younger. That said, here are five questions I really can't answer.

Ann Brenoff

5 Reasons Why Virtual Colonoscopies May Be Right For You | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty

Anyone who has ever had a colonoscopy (and if you are over 50, we hope you just raised your hand), walks away from the experience wondering, "Why isn'...

Great News For Women Who Gave Birth Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Lots of women delay starting their families for various reasons. Now it turns out that delaying child-bearing might be a way of living longer, accordi...

The Surprising Link Between Stress And Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

When we are in survival mode, optimal amounts of cortisol -- commonly known as the stress hormone -- can be life saving. But abnormally high or prolon...

5 Weight Loss Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I've been around the dieting block a couple of times myself. OK, more than a couple. Right now, I'm in that unenviable spot of having no clothes that fit comfortably while I'm in a stare-down contest with summer. Who's going to blink first: My need to lose my winter poundage or that bathing suit I won't wear unless I do?

Why People Are Still Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Older Couples Having Sex

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

In their youth, baby boomers were well known for breaking taboos, especially with regards to sexual behavior. Easier access to birth control and changing moral values contributed to that. Now that this generation is approaching retirement age, it appears that some of these attitudes have survived and influence how sex among older adults is viewed today.

The Prime of Your Life Is NOW. Here's Why.

Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty

While you're young, society tells you that you're in the "prime of your life." While it may be true that you may have looked fit and energetic, many y...

Carol Burnett Takes On New Role To Raise Money For Alzheimer's

Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

Carol Burnett joins a cast of Hollywood stars in Los Angeles on Sept. 25 for a special ensemble reading of Act 1 of "Surviving Grace," an original pla...

5 Things Every Woman Should Carry In Her Purse

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty

You never know when you are going to be called to the stage on TV's "Let's Make A Deal" and asked to produce a hair net in exchange for $100 or a chan...

5 Foods That Could Improve Your Eyesight

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty

Eating healthy diet can prolong your life and keep you healthy, but some vitamin-rich foods can actually improve eyesight. Get Better Eye Health wi...

4 Numbers That Could Save Your Life

U.S. News and World Report | BONNIE TAUB-DIX | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty

We learn our phone numbers by first grade and our social security numbers when we're filling out college applications. We've memorized our password nu...

5 Unexpected Side Effects Of 5 Common Medications

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Some popular drugs may spark odd, unexpected reactions, like color blindness, deja vu and even compulsi...

10 Health Screenings You Need If You're 50+

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM | Georgia Witkin, Ph.D. & Ellen Breslau | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty

How often do you need a colonoscopy? A mammogram? Learn the guidelines for these important health tests, then book an appointment with your doctor. ...