Pumping Irony

Craig Cox, an EL deputy editor and self-proclaimed resident geezer, explores the joys and challenges of aging well.

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A Stroke of Luck

It seems I was born into a mini-generation of boomers that is less susceptible to brain attacks than younger folks, a fact that I find more ironic than reassuring.

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Smart Move

I long ago admitted that My Lovely Wife is smarter than me. A new study explains why that wasn’t a bad decision — to a point.

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The Elixirs of Youth

The life-extension industry spews forth hyperbole at a pace that would make WikiLeaks blush. Take it all with a grain of salt.

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Too Old to Operate?

Researchers have developed guidelines to determine whether elderly patients are strong enough to recover from surgery.

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Whatever You Say

My aging brain may not be completely processing the details of my son’s wedding planning, but at least I have an excuse.

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A Fate Worse Than Death?

Just as a genetic glitch can shorten the lives of even the healthiest among us, it can also sentence you to a life that seemingly never ends.