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'Retirement Can Be A Dangerous Word'

Phyllis Sues | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

For me retirement means giving up. Half a life. The past dominates and the future is lifeless. UNLESS, you take on a new project, something you've never done before. Something that stimulates you mentally and physically. Dancing (ballroom), Swing, Latin, Tango, language (foreign), art, musical instrument, Yoga (any level), cooking.

Why I Want To Diet With Hipsters

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

To each his own, but in my dieting and my life, I'd rather rock than be in the rocking chair. I don't see myself as old, don't feel old, and don't want to be in the company of people who whine about getting old.

Why We Must De-Link Alzheimer's From Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

With a billion people over 65 in just about a decade -- and with the near perfect correlation between advancing age and increased risk -- no country can afford to defer their commitments to beat Alzheimer's.

Why Do Some People Still Oppose Legalizing Pot?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

In 1969, the year of Woodstock, only 13 percent of Californians supported legalizing marijuana. In a Field Poll released Wednesday, 54 percent of them...

The Procedure That Has Men Worried (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.10.2013 | Fifty

Contrary to the reassuring catchphrase "size doesn't matter," penis size does matter to a lot of women -- and to a whole lot of men too. And that's wh...

5 Ways To Prevent Blood Clots

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

The blood clot that landed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the hospital is thought to be related to her recent concussion. Doctors are ho...

Kegel Exercises For Better Sex After 50

Joan Price | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

January is "shape-up" month, with every lifestyle magazine and website proclaiming a new exercise program. I've got a shape-up program for you, too, and though it's a muscle workout, you won't see the results in the mirror or show them off to your friends.

Is Male Menopause Impacting Your Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

A few months ago, a 72-year-old judge walked into Dr. Damon Raskin's Pacific Palisades California internal medicine office with a problem he could ba...

Health Insurance For Less Than $100 A Month?

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In some places around the world, it is possible to arrange good health insurance for less than $100 per month. In some places, the cost of medical care can be so low that it can make more sense to pay for it as you need it, rather than insure against it. And, in some places, health care can be free.

How Your View Of Aging Can Affect Your Health

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.21.2012 | Fifty

Does seeing the glass half full mean you will be healthier later in life? A growing body of evidence suggests that positive thinking does correlate wi...

WATCH: Are Baby Boomers Causing Doctor Shortage?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty

Baby boomers seeking a doctor's appointment may have to wait months -- even if their condition is serious -- due to a shortage of doctors that's growi...

Study Finds Medicare Recipients Given Too Many Unnecessary Tests

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty

When is too much of a good thing not so good? A study by Dartmouth College and just published by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that certa...

One Essential Tip For Surviving The Holidays

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, but it also can be the most stressful for people in their 50s and beyond. There are joyous occasions with family and friends, to be sure, but there also are the constant demands placed on your time, energy and financial reserves.

3 Common Beliefs That Can Prevent You From Achieving Your Health Goals

Wendy Boglioli | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Wendy Boglioli

The truth is that you don't need to have won anything to start doing something today. Define your goals, rely on a network of people to help you achieve them and turn your weaknesses into your strengths.

The Truth Behind 5 Popular Anti-Aging Products

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

Stores across the country are packed with products designed to make you look younger. Some are for wrinkles; others for turkey necks. But many of thes...

Hypnosis Can Cure What?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty

Hot flashes: those momentary sensations of heat that sweep through a woman's body, often accompanied by a flushed face and sweating. They are the most...

Why Medicare Should Pay For Hearing Aids

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband's hearing aids set us back $4,000, which means we will be making budget sacrifices to pay for them, because Medicare doesn't cover them. To spend that much out of pocket was a big deal for us. But to be able to talk to the man I love, an even bigger one.

5 Myths About Supplements

Next Avenue | Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Debra Witt Much of what you assume about vitamins and minerals may be wrong. Here are the biggest misconceptions. ...

Low Libido? The Reason May Be In Your Medicine Chest

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers complain that their sex drive diminishes with age. What they may not realize is that some of the blame rests with what's in their medic...

Why I Hate Wearing Bras

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Ann Brenoff

I spent the decade of my 20s braless, which I suspect qualifies me to speak on National No Bra Day -- an event officially being celebrated today.

How This 52-Year-Old Went From Couch Potato To Half Marathons

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty

Linda Tabach, 52, is living proof that old dogs can be taught new tricks. She was a lifelong couch potato who would have driven down her driveway to f...

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.

Happy Birthday Deborah Szekely, Godmother Of The Wellness Movement

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.03.2012 | Fifty

What better way to celebrate one's 90th birthday than with a pledge to change the world -- one healthier body at a time? Meet Deborah Szekely (pronoun...

How Leeza Gibbons Is Improving Life For Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

One evening Leeza Gibbons, the celebrated radio and TV personality, was out to dinner with her mother. When they went to her home, which her mother had visited hundreds of times, she said, "This is such a beautiful place. Is there a room for me here?" Her mother had dementia.