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Baby Boomers In Worse Health Than Previous Generation, Says Study

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty

Feb 7 (Reuters) - In spite of medical advances, members of the baby boomer generation are in worse health than their parents were at the same stage ...

What I Learned From Living Alone With The Flu

Next Avenue | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jane Gross Weakened by the flu and challenged by a homeowner nightmare, our columnist finds reserves of strength ...

Is A Brain Zap The Solution To Alzheimer's?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.22.2013 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memor...

6 Foods You Shouldn't Be Eating

Posted 01.22.2013 | Fifty

Your to-do list may be increasing as the days get shorter and waking up gets harder, but don’t forget about those healthy New Year’s resolutions y...

10 Ways To Have Fun This Year

Next Avenue | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber Not sure how to bring more joy into your life? Start with any (or all) of these. Let’s face it: ...

5 Foods To Combat High Cholesterol

Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty

High cholesterol is one of those health problems that can creep up on you. You can’t feel it and you can't always see it -- while being overweight i...

9 Ways To Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions

Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.08.2013 | Fifty

In 2009, while Tony Whatley was participating in the National Handball Championships at the University of Minnesota, he noticed two unexpected things:...

What Can Astronauts Teach Us About Aging?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty

While we usually think of astronauts as explorers of life beyond this planet, scientists are discovering that astronauts can actually teach us a lot a...

The 5 Foods Women Should Be Eating

Next Avenue | Posted 12.28.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan New research shows there are foods that specifically help women -- not men -- age well While nu...

The Top 5 Health Headlines Of This Year

Next Avenue | Posted 12.28.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gary Drevitch This year brought new discoveries about what we have to fear and look forward to as we age This was...

6 Ways To Prevent Stroke

Posted 12.28.2012 | Fifty

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, causing approximately 128,842 deaths each year. A disproportionate number of those a...

The Weight Loss App I Couldn't Live Without

Next Avenue | Posted 12.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzie Mitchell How to know when you've crossed the line, plus 7 healthy exercise guidelines My name is Suzie, and...

Want To Really Understand Why You Are Obese?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

We believe it may actually kill us to be open to -- and even to embrace -- the self-loathing we feel inside. We will choose to get addicted to dieting, alcohol, drugs, sex, the Internet, and even to talking on our phones or texting, before we will admit feeling absolutely crappy about our lives.

The 5 Foods Men Need To Eat

Next Avenue | Posted 12.26.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan New research shows there are foods that specificially help men -- not women -- age well It’s n...

This Holiday Season, Give Someone The Wish Of A Lifetime

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 02.23.2013 | Fifty
Jeremy Bloom

Each year as the holidays approach, it's easy to become so mired in the commercialism of the holidays and to lose sight of their real meaning and purpose. However, there is meaning and purpose all around us and sometimes we just need to take the time to look.

How Do You Honor Tradition When A Parent Has Alzheimer's?

Dr. Amy D'Aprix | Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Amy D'Aprix

Think about the positive memories you can create with your family, while making the holidays easier on yourself and your parents. Although it is difficult, acknowledge that you may need to change your traditions in order to do so.

5 Ways To Avoid Gaining Holiday Weight

Joy Weese Moll | Posted 02.07.2013 | Fifty
Joy Weese Moll

Diet books provide strategies to keep our waistlines smaller than Santa's. I pulled five books from the shelves to discover the tactics I'll be using throughout the holiday season.

Embrace This Feeling and Take Control of Your Life

Laura Munson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Here's what I've learned: People feel alone. People feel scared. People feel powerless. And they long for someone to witness them and even to tell them that they are enough, just the way they are, no matter what's going on in their lives.

What Would Happen If The Medicare Eligibility Age Changed?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.07.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's h...

The Surprising Reason Older People Are More Prone To Scams

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Fifty

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (Reuters) By Julie Steenhuysen - It's a frequent scenario. Two young con artists walk a retired high school teacher to the bank and...

The Medical Over-Reaction of "Just To Be Sure"

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband, who had open heart surgery in 2006, recently stumbled on uneven pavement. His fall led led to X-rays, blood work an EKG and countless other tests with the recommendation that he then head over to the ER for a CAT Scan "just to be sure." Just to be sure of what?

How To Avoid Common Knee Arthritis: Study

Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty

What might a channel-surfing couch potato have in common with marathon-running exercise fanatic? Both individuals are at risk for knee osteoarthritis,...

3 Easy Steps To Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2013 | Fifty
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

Have you had one of those moments? You forget a name, can't find a folder you had just a minute before, or go into a room and blank on what you needed? For many boomers, these little memory lapses lead to larger worries -- are we losing our minds, not just our keys?

5 Years Before 50, Am I Too Old For Adventure?

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

Certain birthdays give us the chance to take stock. Have we met our goals? Where are we? As I map out where I want to go on this, my sabbatical year, I wonder in the next five years where will we go?

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate The Creativity Of The Aging

Kelley Connors | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Kelley Connors

Here's what's key to know: Because of their greater capacity to empathize, older people can have a better sense of the things that may charge up another person's brain and get them excited. This is a caregiver's balm, capture YOUR creative spirit!