Pumping Irony

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


Social Studies

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.

Requesting Immunity

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.

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.

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.


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.


Too Old to Operate?

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