Health A-Z

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House Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

One of the first lines of defense to avoid the wheezing, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion that can be caused by irritating indoor allergens is to put a weekly house cleaning routine into place Read More >

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Heart Attack

A New Factor in Heart Disease

Researchers have identified a mechanism in the body that’s linked to a surge in cardiovascular inflammation following a heart attack.

The scientists also developed a possible strategy for Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Unsafe Behaviors in Older Adults Who Likely Have Dementia

Older adults who likely have dementia but have not been given the diagnosis are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities, suggests research published in June 2016 inthe Journal of the Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The Good-News Grain

Barley may be the latest good-news grain: eating it or foods containing it significantly reduces the levels of two types of “bad cholesterol” that’s linked with cardiovascular disease.

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Essential Self-Defense Techniques and Tips

You get health checkups and dental cleanings, wear a helmet when biking or skiing, regularly change the batteries in your smoke detector, and take daily vitamin supplements. These actions help prot Read More >

Living Well

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Sex

5 Things That Can Scuttle Good Sex

Here, according to the experts at Harvard Medical School, are five issues that can keep you and your partner from enjoying sex – especially if you’re over age 50:

Performance anxiety
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Aging Well

We’re Living Longer, and Free of Disabilities!

For those worried about the burden of old age, a 2016 Harvard study has some good news. David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics, Mary Beth Land Read More >

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Aging Well

Here’s Something Unexpected: Sunbathers Live Longer

Surprising, right? But that’s the conclusion of a new study that compared the life spans of many people with varying amounts of sun exposure. They found that among nearly 30,000 women in Sweden, Read More >

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Hobbies

Create A Garden "Room" You'll Love

No matter your budget, space or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the int Read More >

Food

Barley
Diet & Nutrition

The Good-News Grain

Barley may be the latest good-news grain: eating it or foods containing it significantly reduces the levels of two types of “bad cholesterol” that’s linked with cardiovascular disease.

Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Are You Really Eating in Moderation?

It’s a truism that “eating in moderation” is the best way to lose or maintain weight, but exactly what that term means varies widely. In fact, a new University of Georgia study says that the Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Junk Food and Teen Advertising

Worried about your grandkids eating junk food? You’re not wrong; a new study reveals that children are being subjected to a barrage of unhealthy food commercials starring their favorite celebriti Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Are You an Aquaholic? Too Much H20 Can Be Dangerous

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably heard a lot about water and weight loss. Can drinking more water really help you lose weight? The short answer is yes — and no. If you’r Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Parks Are Seldom Used by Older People

Neighborhood parks across the United States are geared primarily toward younger people, limiting their use by adults and seniors, but surprisingly attract fewer female youth as well, according to a Read More >

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Exercise

What Goes into A Good Fitness Plan?

Everyone knows it’s healthy to exercise regularly. But without a plan, one that tracks activity and helps keep you motivated, that can be difficult to keep up.

Why is a plan so important? Read More >

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Exercise

Experts' TIps on Fitness at 50-Plus

By Delaina Dixon

Your bones ache for no apparent reason, you’re huffing and puffing after walking up a flight of stairs, and it takes a few more days to recover from a strenuous workout. W Read More >

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Exercise

Calling All Desk Jockeys: Stretching to Ease Neck and Shoulder Pain

Any task that encourages you to sit in one position for long hours can wreak havoc on posture. Even enjoyable hours whiled away with an e-reader or a tablet may have that effect — and worse. A st Read More >

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Exercise

Fantastic Fitness Gear for This Month - and All Summer

By Delaina Dixon

Hi, thirdAGE readers. One of the things I love about fitness is that it’s constantly offering new ways to make your exercise and healthy life endeavors more effective, man Read More >

Family

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Marriage

5 Things to Consider Before Your First Empty Nest Vacation

The kids are gone and you and your mate find yourselves going on your first trip as “empty nesters.” No more choosing your destination based on what your kids want (and don’t want!) to do. Yo Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Chivalry May Not Be Dead when It Comes to Morality

Although women have made substantial strides toward equality with men, most people are still likelier to sacrifice a man rather than a woman when it comes to saving lives and pursuing self-interest Read More >

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Relationships & Love

People Tend to Downgrade the Looks of Those Who Could Threaten Romantic Relationships

What psychological factors might couples use to stay committed to their partners? According to a study published in June 2016 in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people in relationships Read More >

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Marriage

Rage and "Stonewalling" Linked to Different Health Problems

Conflict can cause health problems – but exactly what kind of problem depends on whether you let your rage out or shut down emotionally.

New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern Univ Read More >

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Caregiving

My Sister's Lungs, Part Five: We're Still Waiting

Editor’s Note: In the final part of a five-part series, thirdAGE contributor Nancy Wurtzel (at right in the above photo) shares the ordeal her sister Barbara (at left in the above photo) is under Read More >

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