Nearly half of the senior set isn’t getting enough sleep, but efforts to address the problem seem to be more entertaining than effective.
A former practicing physician explores the bottom-line priorities that govern our dysfunctional healthcare system — and offers some practical tips for overcoming the many obstacles it throws in our paths.
If bicycling at my age wasn’t already a risky proposition, new research suggests that the simple act of breathing while pedaling may be unwise.
Is it OCD or just my aging insistence on order that has been propelling my recent yardwork?
New research suggests we can live longer by altering conditions in our microbiome, but who wants to spend a few extra years fixating on their bowels?
Short-term programs to improve cognitive function may do your aging cerebellum more harm than good.
Most of us have spent our entire adult lives learning only what was necessary to succeed in our careers. A new study suggests our aging brains need a more childlike approach.
Age-related vision loss has long stymied researchers looking for a cure, but recent studies point to a dietary solution that validates a familiar canard.
What does it mean to be a grandparent today? I’m about to find out.
For more than a decade, we’ve been led to believe that the fruit of the vine may extend our life span. New research suggests it may be a bit more complicated than that.
I do my best to avoid the stress that comes with worrying, but a new study suggests that a little angst can deliver some surprising benefits.
For years, I thought I was in the vanguard of geezers refusing the Big Pharma solution. Turns out I’ve always had plenty of company.
A new study suggests the simple, heart-healthy lifestyle of an indigenous Bolivian people offers a prescription for a longer life. It doesn’t work like that.
The story of a brilliant nonagenarian reminds us that creativity is less about inspiration than perspiration.
Because Medicare doesn’t cover dental work, millions of geezers are avoiding the dentist’s chair. The result is a major oral-health crisis, which dentists are doing little to solve.
Once I overcome the inertia that’s been keeping me out of the gym, I’m really going to go all out. Really.
The aging brain thrives on a healthy diet and vigorous exercise, but the real key to long-term mental acuity may simply depend on a roll of the genetic dice.
Research suggests that meditation may extend your lifespan, but anyone who embraces a serious mindfulness practice will soon discover it’s not about their life at all.
One in three geezers refuses to address their hearing loss, according to a new study. I’m not one of them.
A new study reveals that colonoscopies, mammograms, and other tests do little to prolong life expectancy. But don’t expect to hear that from your doctor.
Periodic fasting is gaining traction among the longevity-obsessed, but I’m having trouble seeing how it differs from yo-yo dieting.