Author: Kathleen Doheny

November 13, 2014

How to Find a Workout For Your Condition

Whether you have chronic pain, a heart issue, bionic joints or excess pounds, experts say you can find a workout that works for your body.

October 6, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Dr. Ephraim Engleman, 103

Dr. Engleman has no plans to retire – or to stop playing violin, writing music, driving his red Cadillac…. What keeps him going? It’s not exercise.

September 21, 2014

Medicare Basics and Online Tools

Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or want to save money by taking advantage of open enrollment, there are tools online that can help.

September 12, 2014

Doctored: A Cardiologist Exposes the Health Care System That Fails Us

We spoke with Dr. Sandeep Jauhar about his new book and how we, as older patients, can get the best care possible.

August 21, 2014

Online Activities Give Aging Brains a Boost

Internet use can help us improve memory and guard against dementia, a new study says.

July 18, 2014

Doctor Detectives: Retired MDs Are Ready to Solve Your Medical Mystery

A new site crowdsources diagnostic wisdom from hundreds of medical pros to solve stubborn cases – and retired docs are at its core.

June 23, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Designer Barbara Beskind

After several attempts to retire, this 90-year-old has become a star at design firm IDEO.

June 18, 2014

Health-Tracking Apps: Godsend – Or Not So Much?

Should apps that help you track exercise, heart rate, sleep etc. be better designed for seniors – or wouldn’t you use one anyway?

June 17, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Runner Harriette Thompson

This month Harriette Line Thompson set a record in the Suja Rock N’ Roll San Diego Marathon. She is 91 and has raised tens of thousands for charity.

April 21, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Joe Vento, Music Man

Business cards can get crowded when your career is many decades long. Joe Vento’s is so crowded, it has two sides. In his 90s now, he’s keeping crowds happy in Vegas.

April 7, 2014

Eric Topol on the Health Revolution

You can take your own blood pressure on your smartphone. Soon body imaging and blood tests will be possible. Health tech will put us in charge – and could save our lives.

March 10, 2014

Dr. Roger Landry’s Rx for Aging: Live Long, Die Short

Roger Landry’s new book challenges us to become more colorful, connected and curious as we grow older – and challenges America to create policies to change the way we age.

February 5, 2014

Dieting When You’re Older: Are the Rules Different?

The year’s hottest diet books are out now and available for download – but which of the plans is healthy for older dieters? We asked an RD to walk you through.

January 16, 2014

Want To Live Longer? Be Proud of Who You Are.

Don’t heed the haters. That’s the key takeaway at the heart of new research that explored racism’s harmful effect on health and longevity.

December 18, 2013

How Not To Be A Good Patient

You can be a good patient – or you can be a difficult one. Turns out, difficult patients are the ones who survive.