Aging

On the list of “First World problems to worry about,” it’s definitely not number one – but for some kareishuu – it holds a spot near the top. Kareishuu is the Japanese term for — literally “the smell of gaining years.” Most Americans refer to it, sometimes with disgust, anxiety, or a sneer, as “old
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Worried about your memory slipping? Join the crowd. In a recent poll of more than 1,000 adults over 50, it was a common concern.  Nearly half said they popped a pill, such as a vitamin or supplement, to help their memory. Brain health is big business; one report estimated that by 2023, people will spend
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If you are 50 plus, it’s likely you are eligible for a second COVID vaccine booster. Here’s what else to know, according to the CDC, FDA researchers and a top infectious disease specialist. Who can get a second booster? The CDC says adults 50 plus who got their first booster at least four months ago
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Just in time for Older American’s Month, it’s time for a checkup….of our attitudes about aging. With age, it’s easy to focus on the negatives as health issues crop up—and that negativity can become a habit, especially if you have a lot of friends who share these downright depressing memes. However, we found some uplifting
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Wednesday, 4/20, better known to some as ”weed day,” is an annual celebration of recreational marijuana. However, for millions of people, including older adults, marijuana is lauded for its medical benefits. Here, an update. Where is Marijuana Legal? Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia; with recreational use in 18
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Type 2 Diabetes can be managed – and sometimes even “reversed.”  More than 37 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, (learn more about it and its symptoms here)  and most have Type 2. In Type 2, your body doesn’t make enough insulin (the hormone that helps the body use or store the blood sugar
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s becoming clear that minorities—specifically African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and in some studies Asians—are affected more often than other ethnicities, and have a higher death rate. Experts are trying to figure out why, but even before they have definitive answers, there is some reassuring news. Anyone who is a member
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Mantenerse en forma y saludable con Senior Planet from AARP. Únase a nosotros para clases virtuales en directo de condicionamiento físico, lecturas, y grupos de discusión sobre temas de salud. Aprenda mas aquí! ¿Usted cree que los hábitos saludables importan? Menciona “salud del corazón” y lo más probable es que todo el mundo sabe que
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Last week I got tested with both Covid-19 tests – the nasal swab and the blood test for antibodies. (I have not experienced any symptoms but was concerned about asymptomatic spread since I have immunocompromised relatives and friends.) I”m still waiting for my results from CityMD but outside of the wait (more than a week
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Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are in sight. That’s right, plural, vaccines. Recently, three companies released some results from their Phase III studies, reporting effectiveness ranging from 70 to 95%. They are Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. Pfizer and Moderna have formally applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization (EUA). The FDA will
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By age 60-ish, most of us know a lot about calorie-counting, fat grams, the dangers of too much sodium and the fruit-and-vegetable daily goal. Yet, nutrition experts who counsel older adults say they often hear: “I didn’t know that!” or “Really?” as they talk about nutrition with their clients and their webinar audiences. Think you
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For many of us, it’s the ”it” question of the year: When can I get the COVID vaccine? The answer to that question is a moving target. Here’s what to know about vaccine distribution and how to stay current on what’s happening in your hood. The rollout:   Days after the FDA gave emergency use authorization
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Want to know more about getting and staying healthy?  There’s a special message for you at the end of this article.  With nearly three-quarters of adults over age 20 either overweight or obese, chances are someone you know (or you) is looking for a weight loss plan. Intermittent fasting (including very low-calorie plans) is not
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Posted on July 11, 2014 by Admin Skim the headlines of any major news outlet or social media channel and you’ll find articles, blogs and posts touting urban agriculture, farming and gardening as new and emerging trends. In New York, however, the residents of Atria Penfield have been doing it for years. Since 2011, members
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