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I on Beauty: Chapter 11 - Six Dermatological Breakthroughs to Defy Age: Part II

Irene Michaels | Posted 12.08.2014 | Style
Irene Michaels

Photo from the collection of Irene Michaels. In the first part of this piece, I discussed a popular procedure, fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing...

I on Beauty: Chapter 10 - Six Dermatological Breakthroughs to Defy Age: Part I

Irene Michaels | Posted 11.16.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

Photo from the collection of Irene Michaels. While we may not yet be able to bathe in the Fountain of Youth, science is getting much closer to keepi...

I on Beauty: Chapter 9: Illnesses You Should Worry About More than Ebola

Irene Michaels | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

The biggest news outlets have been reeling with Ebola horror stories for weeks now, and while this terrible virus is certainly cause for alarm in West Africa (and precaution elsewhere), the risk to North Americans currently remains quite low.

8 Surprising Ways To Lower Your Diabetes Risk

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The most common form of diabetes, Type 2 (once called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes), affects 90-95 p...

When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My suggestion is that the next time your partner tells you that you need to have your hearing checked, bring him/her along to your appointment. Have him be the one with the headsets in the sound booth. Tell the audiologist to take a lunch break and you call the words.

Study Reveals Shocking Health Risks Of High-Protein Diets

Posted 03.06.2014 | Fifty

Atkins aficionados, Paleo enthusiasts, and Dukan devotees, you may want to reconsider what's on your plate. While high-protein diets have been all the...

The Hormone That's Hurting Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over the last few years, cortisol has been blamed for a surplus of health problems, including depression, weight gain...

7 Proven Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s a fact: Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death of men and women in the United States, killing 1 million eve...

8 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty

After the holiday high of family time and festivities, you may find the January melancholy setting in. If you're one of 90-some percent of people, you...

Alzheimer's Detection In Only 15 Minutes

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Worried your constant forgetfulness could be more than just a series of "senior moments?" A quick 15-minute test could provide some answers. Resear...

If You Want To Age Gracefully, Avoid These 7 Things

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Like the haves and the have nots, when it comes to post 50s, it's those who are aging and those who are aging gracefully. You know, the lucky ones who...

Researchers Reverse Aging Process In Mice, People Could Be Next

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Aging is a lot like a crumbling marriage, researchers are saying. In both cases, steps can be taken to turn things around. Certain events on a mole...

Yagana Shah

7 Holiday Foods You Definitely Need To Avoid

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.09.2013 | Fifty

The upcoming days will prove to be a virtual minefield of diet saboteurs and figure-fatteners, with holiday cheer all around. You'll encounter delicio...

How Joblessness Makes Men Age Faster

Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty

More bad news about joblessness. And, no, we're not talking about the unemployment rates. New research suggests long-term unemployment could actual...

Can Meditation And Yoga Really Slow The Progression Of Dementia?

Posted 11.19.2013 | Fifty

Taking some time out of your hectic week to put your stresses behind you and meditate may actually help preserve your mind, a new study suggests. ...

Why I've Finally Graduated From 'Comfort Shoes'

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I have apparently taken my final step in comfort shoes and have entered a new realm of footwear: Orthotic-friendly shoes.

Health Study Shows It May Not Be Possible to Know Everything

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Martha Lufkin

After I read that a new study had found health benefits from drinking coffee, I sprang from the table and brewed myself a cup of strong Yemeni espresso. I had downed almost the entire contents when the radio news came on. The broadcaster announced that a recent health study had discovered that if you drank too much coffee, it could kill you.

If I Hadn't Been Treated for Depression, I Wouldn't Have the Life I Have

Christopher Lamb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Lamb

I've learned that tomorrow does come, and tomorrow usually brings hope. If things don't get better tomorrow, they get better the next day. Things almost always get better. It took me a long time to learn this.

Yet Another Good Health Reason To Keep Stress At Bay

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty

Swedish researchers have found that a lot of stress in middle age heightens the risk of dementia in late life. The response to common life events may ...

What We Can And Can't Change At 50

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

There's no denying that Americans are obsessed with youth. Feeling and looking young is a goal for many people as they reach their 50s, but when i...

5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Brain

Posted 08.06.2013 | OWN

By Lara Kristin Herndon Increase your coordination, brighten your mood and stay sharp into old age....

'I Became A Prisoner Of My Weight'

Tira Harpaz | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

I've lost 50 pounds in the past year, and it's just plain hard. I'm not on any special diet, I don't have a personal trainer, and I'm terrified every minute that I'll backslide like I have in the past.

Taking This Won't Help Age-Related Vision Problems

Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty

Fish oil supplements may boost your immune system, but they may not be as helpful for age-related vision problems. That's the finding of a large s...

11 Foods That Will Make You Look Older

Posted 04.28.2013 | Fifty

Forget anti-aging products: if you want to retain a youthful look, avoiding certain foods could help. We did some research on foods you should avoi...

25 Of The Best Food Blogs For Boomers

Next Avenue | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kathy Kingsley Recipe inspiration and tips on everything from dietary needs (gluten-free, low-sugar and sodium) and ...