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How an Aging Digestive System Can Affect Your Gut

It’s no secret that our bodies change as we get older. The things we notice — joint pain, graying hair, wrinkles, and the rest — are mostly annoyances. But what goes on in our gut can have a real impa…

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Your Eyes Need Sun Protection Too

Most people are surprised to learn that their eyes are equally as susceptible to sun damage as their skin. The cornea, a clear layer that covers the pupil and iris, is composed of epithelial cells sim…

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Home Care is Key to Aging in Place

More and more aging Americans want to grow old in their own homes. Home care agencies offer services that are key to helping older adults who want to age in place, as this AgingCare.com blogger found …

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A Different Perspective on Aging

May is Older Americans Month, a time to consider the issues and challenges that confront our aging population. But there are so many misconceptions about aging, it can be hard to tell fact from fictio…

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What Does it Mean to Age ‘Successfully?’

We all want to “age successfully.” We want to be like the 100-and-something year old super-agers we see profiled on the news—the ones who are still running marathons, doing gymnastics or practicing ai…

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How Trust and Forgiveness Can Help You Age Better

Older adults are often portrayed as crotchety, cranky and mistrustful. These pervasive stereotypes are not only untrue, they may also be harmful, says a new paper published in the journal Social Psych…

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The World’s Oldest Person Has a Birthday Today

Today—Thursday, March 5, 2015—is Misao Okawa’s 117th birthday. The daughter of kimono merchants, Okawa was fittingly wearing a pink cherry blossom kimono during a recent birthday celebration in her…

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8 Healthy Aging Tips to Start 2015 Off Right

To help you jump start your healthy routine for 2015, Dr. Bruce Daggy, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor in the Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences Department of Florida State University answers a few quest…

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4 Strategies for Feeling Better About Getting Old

New research reveals there might, in fact, be truth in the cliché "You’re only as young as you feel." Scientists from the University College London (UCL) surveyed thousands of English men and women…

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3 Health Benefits of Being a Grandparent

The day a person becomes a grandparent is eagerly anticipated with a commingled sense of pride and wonder about one's place in the never-ceasing circle of life. But new research suggests that the role…

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