Pumping Irony

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


Too Old to Operate?

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


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.


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.


Open Wide

Research showing the importance of treating gum disease has forced me to overcome a long-held fear of dentists.


How Much Is Too Much?

A renowned fitness expert preaches the virtues of high-intensity exercise as the secret to building strength and vitality in my golden years, but I like everything in moderation.


The Price of Loneliness

Despite the allure of a simpler life away from society, new research suggests I’ll be healthier if I stay in touch with friends and family.

Aging and Altruism

Aging and Altruism

The older we get, the more our brains reward us for charitable behavior, according to a new study. In my case, however, bailing out our kids feels more like repaying a long-overdue debt.