Pumping Irony

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

The Relaxation Response

The Relaxation Response

The latest ‘bad news’ from my doctor tells me it’s time to rethink conventional treatments — and relax.

Brains-and-Brawn

Brawn and Brains

A new study suggests that regular strength training can keep our brains from shrinking as we age. So, what’s my excuse?

Community

Home Alone?

The vast majority of elderly Americans live at home because they can’t afford the services offered at nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. A nascent movement, however, is emerging to answer that challenge.

Smoking and drinking effects

I Knew That

Sometimes, new research simply reveals what’s already quite obvious.

Hearing

I’m All Ears

After years of ignoring my hearing loss, I’ve finally been nudged to seek a solution.