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People are living longer than ever before, and many seniors live active and healthy lives. However, as we age, our bodies and minds change. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age, and it is important to understand what to expect

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Start training for retirement as early as 50, research urges

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The University of Alicante presents the results of a project to establish European guidelines for preparing the population for life after full-time employment.

Regular exercise helps seniors maintain mobility and independence

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elderly patients who participated in a structured exercise program reduced the amount of time spent suffering from major disability by 25 percent compared to their peers who did not.

Falls are leading cause of injury and death in older Americans

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Healthcare providers play an important role in falls prevention.Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths...

Youthful DNA in old age

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time.

Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article.

Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults...

Laughter may boost physical activity, mental health for seniors

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A program that combines exercise and laughter may motivate older adults to get active, improving their physical and mental health.

More than 1 in 4 US adults over 50 do not engage in regular physical activity

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Inactivity puts 31 million at risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer.Despite the many benefits of moderate physical activity, 31 million Americans (28 percent) age 50 years and older are...

How our brain slows down the effects of aging

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to put the world around us in order. Yet, our brain develops remarkable strategies to slow down the effects of aging.

The prevalence of mental disorders among older people is greater than previously assumed

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Previous studies have largely assumed that the prevalence of mental disorders declines with old age.

'Super agers' avoid brain shrinkage, retain youthful thinking abilities

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:00:00 PDT

Some older adults do not experience a decline in memory ability with age. Researchers reveal the youthful mechanism behind the brain of the 'super ager.'

Study results advance 'transposon theory of aging'

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the "transposon theory of aging.

Midlife physical activity is associated with better cognition in old age

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study of 3050 twins finds moderately vigorous physical activity - i.e., more strenuous than walking - to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up.

The pleasures - and perils - of protein: Study in fruit flies reveals new clues to appetite and aging

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

If you're a human who's really hungry, a handful of nuts, a piece of cheese or a nice juicy steak may really hit the spot. If you're a fruit fly, a nibble of yeast will do the trick.

Research points to new treatment strategy against Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that Alzheimer's disease may trigger increased expression of an enzyme called lysozyme, which attempts to counteract amyloid build-up in the brain.

Findings suggest electric fan use by elderly during extreme heat could be harmful

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA, Craig G. Crandall, Ph.D.

Melanoma and the microenvironment - Age matters

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Advancing age is a risk factor for cancer, and there is no doubt that the accumulation of DNA damage over time contributes to the correlation of age with cancer risk: an increase in the number of...

Sex in seniors: Worrying gender difference unearthed

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Sexual intercourse in older adults is widely accepted to be a healthful pastime. New research shows that this might not be the case for both genders.

Making memories stronger and more precise during aging

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When it comes to the billions of neurons in your brain, what you see at birth is what get -- except in the hippocampus.

Genetic cause of severe nerve damage in older adults with inability to walk deciphered

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Congenital gene mutations lead to afflicted persons of advanced age developing severe nerve damage (polyneuropathy) with paralysis, loss of sensation and pain.

Moderate drinking may reduce frailty, cardiovascular disease for seniors

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A new report says there is increasing evidence that moderate alcohol use reduces age-related inflammation, benefiting the cardiovascular health of seniors.

Brain blood flow reduces when fit older adults stop exercising

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study shows blood flow to parts of the brain important for cognitive health - such as the hippocampus - reduces when fit older adults stop exercising.

Temporal Arteritis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about temporal arteritis, a condition where the temporal arteries are inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Use it or lose it: UMD study shows that stopping exercise decreases brain blood flow

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

We all know that we can quickly lose cardiovascular endurance if we stop exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains?

Spondylosis: All You Need to Know

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn more about spondylosis. These wear-and-tear changes to the spine occur in many people as they get older, causing occasional pain and stiffness.