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.
A new book offers sage advice on the value of embracing the unknown as we age.
There are lots of reasons why older folks struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Just don’t expect much consensus from the scientific community.
People my age tend to avoid risky situations, so why is my brain so good at convincing me to put it all on the line?
When you accept adversity as a normal part of life, growing old doesn’t have to be so bad.
Has Big Pharma hatched a nefarious scheme designed to hook every American on cholesterol-lowering drugs — despite their dangers?
Creating and maintaining relationships is a key to a healthy life as we grow old, but it took my son’s wedding to convince me it was worth the effort.
With flu season in full swing, I’m more curious than usual about what geezers like me can do to strengthen our immune systems. Science, however, offers surprisingly little help.
Our declining life expectancy may not be as mysterious as experts think.