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neurons
By Craig Cox
New research suggests that killing off neurons in our aging brains might prevent, rather than invite, Alzheimer’s. Personal experience suggests it may be more complicated than that.
slippers
By Craig Cox
The older I get, the more I find myself focusing on what is rather than what may be.
nest-bell
By Craig Cox
When our adult daughter vetoed a longtime Christmas Eve tradition, we were forced to acknowledge all the other ways we can celebrate the season.
girl in snowy yard
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
The joy of the season really does come from the little moments. Our managing editor shares a few ideas to make it memorable — and less stressful.
An empty concert venue
By Craig Cox
New research suggests my reluctance to venture out to cultural events may make me prone to depression.
couch
By Craig Cox
Recent research aims to explain why the aging brain is more distractible.
sleep-sunlight-bedroom
By Craig Cox
I may not be the best person to suggest that light pollution is keeping seniors awake.
pharmaceutical-pills
By Craig Cox
Hospitals are commonly sending their elderly patients home with prescription drugs that do more harm than good.
storm
By Craig Cox
Geezers are particularly liable to imagine catastrophe whenever some ailment arises, but research suggests that accepting these conditions with equanimity can actually enhance our well-being.
blood-pressure
By Craig Cox
The Medical-Pharmaceutical Complex has been elevating my blood pressure for years by trying to convince me that the systolic readings produced in my doctor’s office matter. New research renders that argument moot.
needle-syringe
By Craig Cox
A nascent movement of “biohackers” aims to challenge Big Pharma by empowering patients to synthesize their own medications and assemble their own medical devices. I’m not the only one who’s cautiously pessimistic.
oscar-courtney-person-photo
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor discovers how the birth of a child can bring up complex feelings and vulnerabilities.
gardening-aging-plant
By Craig Cox
When one is seeking contentment, aging might be the solution rather than the problem.
grandmother-holding-baby
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Whether it’s end-of-life realities or a new beginning, our managing editor learns the key is support, preparation, and comfort.
highway-road-trip-sunset
By Craig Cox
A nostalgic road trip challenges my aging memory banks.
social-security-benefits
By Craig Cox
Whether conservative or liberal, my retired friends all appreciate their monthly Social Security check. But I suspect any move to expand the program may fall on deaf ears.
aspirin
By Craig Cox
Reports that a daily aspirin may not prevent heart attacks and strokes reminds me that ignoring the advice of the medical establishment is often the healthiest option.
reading a book by a shore
By Craig Cox
My vacation activities tend to mirror much of what I enjoy doing on the home front. And if what the latest research suggests is true, those preferences may extend my lifespan.
bicycle-older-man
By Craig Cox
What does fashion mean to the aging male? New research suggests that we don’t give it much thought.
elephant-ears-hearing
By Craig Cox
Never one to put too much stock in preventive health measures, I suddenly find myself obsessed with improving my hearing.
mistake
By Craig Cox
Recent research suggests that geezers are less likely than young adults to recognize when they err. This is problematic — except when it’s not.
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