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Bahram Akradi

An Unwavering Vision

By Bahram Akradi

Bahram Akradi shares his thoughts on founding Life Time more than 30 years ago and how the Life Time app is advancing his vision of empowering people everywhere to lead healthier, happier lives.

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PUMPING IRONY: For Anxious Seniors, a Worrisome Recommendation

By Craig Cox

An alarming portion of American seniors suffer from various undiagnosed anxiety disorders. And though treatment options are expanding, a recent ruling by an influential task force virtually guarantees that few will receive the help they need.

a collection of medical apparatus and pills

PUMPING IRONY: Overstating the Case for Statins?

By Craig Cox

New research argues that a popular calculator designed to measure the risk of heart disease may have led to millions of unnecessary statin prescriptions. A new tool may provide a more accurate assessment.

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PUMPING IRONY: On the Alzheimer’s Frontier, Big Pharma Plays Regulatory Roulette

By Craig Cox

New research suggests that we may be closer than ever to understanding a cause of Alzheimer’s. Will a suddenly more scrupulous Food and Drug Administration give serious consideration to novel treatment options?

a silver haired woman sleeping

PUMPING IRONY: To Protect Your Bones, Get Some Sleep

By Craig Cox

Millions of older Americans suffer from osteoporosis, a bone disease that makes them especially vulnerable to fractures. Hormones, diet, and a sedentary lifestyle have long been blamed for the affliction, but recent research points to another culprit: too little sleep.

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PUMPING IRONY: Redefining Death?

By Craig Cox

Despite recent attempts to forge some consensus on what qualifies as brain death, physicians often remain uncertain about whether — and when — to pull the plug on a patient.

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PUMPING IRONY: A Lucky Move

By Craig Cox

A retired neighbor’s recent downsizing highlights an increasingly rare real estate win at a time when the vast majority of seniors are facing a serious housing crisis.

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PUMING IRONY: When the Pills Are the Problem

By Craig Cox

Struggling with some annoying side effects of my meds, I’m heartened by new research showing the salutary results of “deprescribing” a popular drug among seniors.

empty wine bottles

PUMPING IRONY: Boomers on a Binge

By Craig Cox

Alcohol-related deaths have been rising at an alarming rate among American seniors, who may be unaware of the risks. And while some countries are taking steps to curb consumption, U.S. regulators seem perfectly comfortable with the status quo.

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PUMPING IRONY: Molars and Mood

By Craig Cox

Can poor oral health lead to anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders? Recent research provides some clues, but nothing to really worry about. Maybe.

Empty shelves in a pharmacy

PUMPING IRONY: Big Pharma and the Vanishing Pharmacy

By Craig Cox

Major drugstore chains are shuttering their outlets at an alarming rate, making it harder for seniors to get their prescriptions. Eli Lilly’s new direct-to-consumer drug service may make matters even worse.

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PUMPING IRONY: Upon Further Review … New Questions on Aspirin Use

By Craig Cox

In another blow to conventional wisdom, recent research is challenging the long-held belief that a low-dose aspirin regimen may protect healthy seniors from heart attacks and strokes.

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PUMPING IRONY: The New Youth Pill

By Craig Cox

While the longevity industry touts an obscure generic drug as the latest antiaging panacea, even some of its disciples are counseling caution.

A wheel chair in a nursing home

PUMPING IRONY: Broken Homes

By Craig Cox

The sudden closure of a Pennsylvania nursing home highlights the postpandemic challenges facing an increasingly troubled industry.

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The Strength Within

By Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin, Experience Life‘s editor in chief, on how health and wellness practices can nurture and support resilience.

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PUMPING IRONY: Dementia, Redefined

By Craig Cox

The Alzheimer’s Association and its Big Pharma allies are working behind the scenes to promote a plan that could vastly increase dementia diagnoses — and, not coincidentally, the demand for drugs that provide little relief.

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PUMPING IRONY: Junk Food Jeopardy

By Craig Cox

Ultraprocessed foods, which first took hold among my baby boomer compatriots, now make up nearly 60 percent of the average American diet. Some experts say our addiction to this fare is lowering our life expectancy.

Bahram Akradi

Realizing Resilience

By Bahram Akradi

Life Time’s founder, chairman, and CEO on resilience, purpose, and overcoming life’s challenges.

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PUMPING IRONY: There’s an App for That — or Is There?

By Craig Cox

Fitness trackers have long been promoted as effective tools for monitoring key health metrics, but seniors have mostly ignored them. Recent research explains why

a tree lined park sidewalk

PUMPING IRONY: The Upside of Outside

By Craig Cox

Can living amid bountiful green space improve a senior’s mental and physical health? New research — and the reemergence of ecotherapy — suggest that spending more time outdoors could make a difference.

unrecognizable female doctor holding graphic virtual visualization model of Liver organ in hands

PUMPING IRONY: Looking for Trouble in All the Wrong Places?

By Craig Cox

While Big Pharma plods along in its search for an Alzheimer’s cure, new research suggests relief for some dementia sufferers may not begin in the brain at all.

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