Author: Kathleen Doheny

December 20, 2016

What’s the Deal with the A1C Blood Test?

A newish blood sugar test is leading to sometimes confusing diagnoses of pre-diabetes and diabetes.

July 12, 2016

What’s New in Osteoarthritis Pain Relief?

Some experimental remedies are proving effective, and new treatment options are in the pipeline.

May 25, 2016

How Healthy Are You? A New Study Might Make You Rethink.

Fifty percent of seniors considered healthy by doctors are actually not — and some who might seem unhealthy are just fine.

March 25, 2016

Vitamin C May Help You Prevent Cataracts or Slow Their Growth

In a new study, those who had high vitamin C intake had a lower risk of getting cataracts and a lower risk of cataract progression.

November 2, 2015

Is It Time to Fire Your Doctor?

Your doctor should treat you as an individual, not an age — it’s important for your health. Learn the red flags and what to do about it.

August 17, 2015

New Diet Slows the Brain’s Aging

The MIND diet does more than guard against Alzheimer’s – it could keep your brain sharp as you age.

August 12, 2015

The Latest in Aging Research

Fasting? Drugs? Genes? Bill Gifford, author of “Spring Chicken” separates the scams from the science.

July 10, 2015

What’s the Deal With Marijuana for Senior Health?

As more states legalize medical marijuana, research is uncovering evidence for its benefits in alleviating insomnia, chronic pain and other conditions that plague seniors.

June 24, 2015

Aging With Attitude: Betsy & Kent Hering, Cyclists

This couple are taking the concept of ”road trip” to new heights as they pedal their 5,300-mile route. On the way, they’re fundraising for WaterAid and blogging.

May 4, 2015

Toni Neubauer: Nepal on Her Mind

Toni Neubauer has brought literacy to remote areas of Nepal, where she regularly treks. Last year, her daughter and granddaughter went with her.

March 25, 2015

No, You Haven’t Reached Your Cognitive Peak

Turns out, it’s not all downhill. Each of our cognitive skills peaks at a different age, and even at age 60 we haven’t reached our peak on some of them.

February 10, 2015

Aging With Attitude: Sculptor Morrie Markoff, 101

Morrie Markoff, a former machinist, had his first art show last year at the age of 100.

January 15, 2015

Can a Controversial New Treatment Reverse Memory Loss?

Based on a new understanding of Alzheimer’s, this experimental treatment plan is simple to follow and medication-free.

January 12, 2015

13 Ways to Trick Yourself into Working Out

We asked experts and people who’ve turned “should” into “did” for their best tips on how to get motivated for exercise.

December 8, 2014

Who Names These Drugs, Anyway?

Are your meds unpronounceable? Here’s the inside dope on why – straight from the drug-naming gurus.