Healthy Aging

16 Phytonutrient Superstars

From allicin to zeaxanthin, here are some of the key phytonutrients you need.

1 week ago

Can Exercise Prevent Vision Loss?

According to a recent study, even moderate exercise can help slow or even prevent vision loss.

1 month ago

PUMPING IRONY: Crisis Competence

The pandemic persists, but evidence is accumulating that the elderly are coping with its challenges much more successfully than you…

2 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: A Real No-Brainer

Recent research suggests that geezers like me need to get out and socialize more in order to prevent dementia, but…

2 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Dying to Know

Wisdom from a palliative-care doctor helps me absorb both the enormous toll of the pandemic and the imminent demise of…

2 months ago


Driven by the demands of a broken business model, nursing homes opened their doors to coronavirus patients — with predictable…

3 months ago


An anxious journey to visit my dying brother offers a powerful argument against fleeing from sorrow and pain.

3 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Keep Calm and Carry On

Recent research suggests the elderly are coping more effectively than their younger peers with the emotional challenges of the pandemic.…

3 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: A Cancer Chronicle

In the pursuit of some genuine empathy in the wake of my brother’s cancer diagnosis, I find surprising wisdom in…

4 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: A Dose of Reality

All indications suggest seniors may be wise to temper their expectations about a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine.

4 months ago


As my brother tumbles into the cancer vortex, I find myself struggling to find ways to express my grief and…

4 months ago

Why Your Hips Matter

Hip problems can affect your lower back, knees, ankles, and feet. Here's why.

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Location, Location, Location

Many factors affect our access to healthcare, but new research suggests that where we choose to live may actually enhance…

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Trials and Tribulations

Elderly Americans who volunteer for drug trials seldom make the cut. That makes it more difficult for researchers to know…

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Statins and Suspicions

Recent research suggests cholesterol-reducing drugs may be safer than once thought and offer cancer- and COVID-fighting benefits. So, why do…

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Faulty Connections

The current pandemic has sparked a boom in telemedicine, but a new study notes the many reasons why it’s not…

7 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: The Kids Are Alright?

Some evidence suggests that young people are carrying the virus into their multigenerational households, triggering the pandemic’s recent surge. Does…

7 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Calm Amid the Storm

A pair of new studies suggests that my geezer compatriots — those of us who are still alive, anyway —…

7 months ago

Haunted Housing

Unlike residents of government-regulated nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, seniors in public housing have had to deal with COVID-19 on…

8 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Dwindling Options

The recent shuttering of the clinic we’ve relied upon for years reminds me of the many ways the pandemic has…

9 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: The Quarantine Quandary

A long-delayed visit with a septuagenarian friend reminds me how pandemic-induced isolation can threaten our well-being nearly as much as…

9 months ago