New research suggests that a declining sense of smell, taste, touch, vision, or hearing may lead to an early grave. I’d suggest it’s simply a natural consequence of growing old.
For many geezers, economic realities have postponed the promise of a placid retirement, which may not be a bad thing.
High-risk drinking has grown dramatically among the geezer set in the past decade. And mixed messages about alcohol’s health benefits could be part of the problem.
The move to repeal DACA doesn’t just throw 700,000 “dreamers” into limbo; it threatens the future of millions of homebound elderly.
Despite obsessing for nearly a half century over the role of lipoproteins in heart disease, researchers seem to be more conflicted than ever.
New research holds promise for the millions of geezers with creaky joints, but I’m more inclined to follow a less invasive protocol.
An afternoon on the links brings two old friends with disparate views back together.
New research suggests that a reduced-calorie diet can extend your lifespan — but only if you take a whiff of what’s on your plate.
Nearly half of the senior set isn’t getting enough sleep, but efforts to address the problem seem to be more entertaining than effective.
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.