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Ann Brenoff

5 Reasons Why Virtual Colonoscopies May Be Right For You

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Grandparents.com | 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 Grandparents.com | 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. ...

Solved! 5 Daily Exercise Dilemmas

Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Minor aches and pains, scheduling issues and other concerns lead many people to skip exercise plans ins...

Why Midlifers Should Stop Burying Their Heads In The Sand

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Ignorance, when it comes to your health, isn't bliss. It's trouble. It's taking unnecessary risks and missing out on less-invasive treatment options that are available only when there's been early detection. While I'm a firm believer that our bodies, if left to their own devices, will try to heal themselves, I also know that stuff like cancer doesn't cure itself.

'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...