Monthly Archives: June 2011

Longevity Project Breaks With Conventional Wisdom

According to a more than 80-year-long study first initiated by Stanford University psychologist Lewis Terman in 1921, much of the conventional wisdom on longevity is wrong. The Longevity Project, a book by authors Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin, examines the … Continue reading

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Poll Finds Increasing Pessimism About Retirement Savings

It takes decades to save enough money to be able to finance a proper retirement. And yet, a new survey from AARP of adults between the ages of 46 to 65 found that they’re increasingly pessimistic about having enough money … Continue reading

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Postponing Retirement May Boost Health, Fulfillment

It used to be that the majority of men and women would retire within five years of turning 65. These days, fewer than 50 percent retire, according to a recent study from the Mature Market Institute. The study’s co-author, demographics … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Unprepared For Caregiving Role

A recent survey of 600 adults between the ages of 45 and 65 found that, though a majority of baby boomers expect to become caregivers for their aging parents, few are properly prepared. The survey found that 31 percent of … Continue reading

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Higher Priced Multivitamins Not Necessarily Higher Quality

A review conducted by ConsumerLab of 38 leading multivitamin products found that higher priced supplements weren’t necessarily higher quality. The analysis found one in three products didn’t contain the level of nutrients listed on the packaging and 13 brands had … Continue reading

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The Natural Healing Powers of Tumeric

Tumeric is known in India as holy powder and has been used for centuries to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems. Recent research from the University of Michigan, led by Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, found that curcumin, the main ingredient in … Continue reading

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Medication Adherence Score Hopes To Lessen Improper Drug Use

Nearly 75 percent of Americans don’t follow their doctor’s instructions for taking prescription drugs and one in three never even fill their prescriptions. Improper use of medication results in 125,000 patient deaths each year, according to the National Consumers League. … Continue reading

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Freeing Yourself From Routines Can Sharpen Your Mind

Taking risks, trying new things, and breaking free from day-to-day routines can help keep your brain sharp and healthy. According to Dr. Daniel Amen, neuroscientist and best-selling author, one of the best ways to prevent cognitive decline, in addition to … Continue reading

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Survey Finds More Happiness, Less Stress After 50

A recent survey of 340,000 Americans found that people over the age of 50 are generally happier and less stressed than those in their 20s. According to the results, anger and stress declined with age, though worry didn’t decrease until … Continue reading

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Home Care Patients At Greater Risk Of Antibiotic Overuse

According to a study published in the Journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, doctors may be over-prescribing antibiotics for patients receiving at-home medical care. The study collected data on more than 125,000 home-care patients and found those … Continue reading

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