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Yogurt May Be Good for the Bones

Eating yogurt may lead to stronger bones.<p>Researchers tracked 4,310 Irish adults 60 and older, gathering information on diet and lifestyle with questionnaires. They measured bone density and joint deterioration with X-rays and M.R.I., and tested participants’ physical ability. The study is in …

Yogurt

Take It From a 93-Year-Old Yogi: Stretch, Hold and Laugh

“Its not a basement; it’s a sanctum sanctorum,” said Ronnie Arond, 93, as a half-dozen yoga students convened in the basement of her modest house in Bellerose, Queens.<p>She and her husband, Hank Arond, also 93, had greeted the students in their living room and made small talk and introductions as if …

Yoga

How Dr. Eric Kandel, Neuroscientist, Spends His Sundays

Forget that he’s 87. Eric R. Kandel, who specializes in the biology of memory and is a professor in the neuroscience and psychiatry departments at Columbia University, works more than he ever has before, he said. Dr. Kandel, who won a Nobel Prize in 2000, continues to write books and is co-director …

New York City

How a Brain Researcher Discovered the Fountain of Youth in a 93-year-old Athlete

From the age of 77 until her death at 95, Kotelko won 750 gold medals. Patrik Giardino<p>At the time of Kotelko’s death at age 95, her mind was ultrasharp: She spent the last years of her life working on an autobiography, <i>The O.K. Way to a Happy, Healthy Life</i>. She read the newspaper cover to cover …

The Brain

10 Strategies For Seniors To Age Gracefully And Safely In Their Own Homes

<b>“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan (1921-2006)</b><p>L. Frank Baum wrote it in his 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and it still resonates. “There’s no place like home.” And we find out as we get older that the thought of living anywhere but home …

Longevity

Does Insurance Cover Alzheimer’s Care?

<b>From Kiplinger:</b><p>One in eight individuals 65 and older suffers from Alzheimer’s disease — quite a sobering statistic for the growing number of baby …

Just Among Friends: Getting Insurance from a Trusted Source — Online

Just Among Friends: Getting Insurance from a Trusted Source — Online<p><b>When used with discretion, social media sites offer fruitful ways for consumers</b> …

Falls can hurt or maim, but there’s a RIGHT way to fall … and come back strong

Rare is the individual who hasn’t tripped over a pet or uneven pavement, tumbled off a bike, slipped on ice or maybe wiped out skiing or skating.<p>Some …

Carl Reiner Reveals His ‘Fountain Of Youth’ At 94: Early Morning Stretches | TODAY

Scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-ageing • WorldNews

<b>UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help</b> …

The big reason many retirees run out of money

<b>If you’re in retirement now, or approaching it, you know there are many things to consider and many decisions to be made that will be important in determining your financial well-being for the rest of your life. Among the most crucial: estimating how long you’ll live. After all, no one wants to</b> …

Coffee, anyone?

Drive safer by really paying attention: Tips from a mindfulness meditation teacher

Meditate while driving? Really?<p>Don’t do it with your eyes closed, of course! But if you do it in the “mindful” way, it can keep you focused and more …

Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be a Big Fat Pain!

Custom phishing attacks grow as crooks create fake flight confirmations, receipts

Well-researched attacks designed for cyber-espionage and malware distribution are being specificially targeted at those who regularly travel by</b> …

10 Retirement Stats Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Think you're ready to leave the workforce for good? Not until you read up on these facts.<p>Worried about retirement? You're not alone. A large number …

The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness.

LET’S START WITH THE MOMENT I realized I was already a loser, which was just after I was more or less told that I was destined to become one.<p>I’d been …

A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

“Look on the sunny side of life.”<p>“Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.”<p>“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”<p>“See the glass as half-full, not half-empty.”<p>Researchers are finding that thoughts like these, the hallmarks of people …

Happiness

Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target?

Taking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health. But a new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests that that number could be too conservative and that, to best protect our hearts, many of us might want to start moving …

Heart Disease

Lack of Sleep Could Be Cause For The Following 5 Diseases

Proper sleeping is really important to the human body. Virtually, the human body could not survive without taking rest, because it fills the body …

Do you need long-term care insurance?

Most people have never even considered buying long-term care insurance, yet the odds that you'll need it someday are considerably better than even.<p>You probably don't like to think about the idea that your health may decline to the point that you'll need help with day-to-day activities. But it's …

Retirement

This risk threatens every woman’s retirement savings

Women over 50 are likely to enjoy decades in retirement, but few have any idea how much medical expenses will eat into their savings.<p>To that point, …

Nursing home wait list to hit 50,000 in next 6 years, advocates warn

Ontario needs more nursing home beds as well as stable funding, say opposition politicians and advocacy groups who warn wait lists will almost double …

AI Chatbots Are Shaking Up the Workforce in Some Unexpected Ways

Robots have already replaced humans in many jobs, from manufacturing cars to filling warehouse orders and flipping burgers. But as artificial intelligence programs learn to better communicate with humans, they'll soon encroach on careers once considered untouchable, like law and accounting.<p>These …

Chatbots

Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?

Technology of business reporter<p><b>The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine.</b><p>From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It's only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes - she's a …

Loss Aversion, Trump and the New Opening for Medicare for All

Republicans are in a bind. They’ve been promising to repeal Obamacare for seven years, and now, having won control of the White House and Congress, they must try to deliver. But while their bitter denunciations of the Affordable Care Act may have depressed its approval numbers, they haven’t made …

Health Care

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

It’s the most cunning robocall scam I’ve encountered — and the fact that I’ve fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be.<p>The phone rings. You pick it up and say “hello.” There’s a brief silence and then a woman’s voice says, “Oh, hi there!” She offers an embarrassed laugh. “I’m …