Author: Kathleen Doheny

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.

October 22, 2013

“Tip-of-the-Tongue” Moments: Something to Worry About?

You know those moments when you can’t pull a word or name out of your brain’s hard drive. Should you worry if it happens more often? New research has an answer.

October 16, 2013

The Affordable Care Act: How Will It Affect You?

Here’s the lowdown for people under 65 and for seniors on Medicare (seniors: watch out for Obamacare scams!).

October 10, 2013

Meditate – For the Health Of It

Meditation is good for you. The list of benefits for those 50-plus is getting much too long to ignore. Learn about the research and find off- or online instruction.

September 13, 2013

Rx for Aging Brains: Videogames?

What’s so special about the videogame that scientists have used to tune up aging brains? We talked to one of the researchers involved in the study.

August 28, 2013

Volunteering for the Health of It

The right type of volunteering can not only make us happier – it can make us healthier. Find out more and get links to volunteer opportunities.

July 22, 2013

Oy Vey: Why We Complain and How to Stop It

Do your conversations turn into kvetching fests? If you’ve had enough of aching back/insomnia/toilet TMI talk, read these tips from the experts.

June 17, 2013

How to Protect Your Body While You’re at Your Computer

When you’re plugged in, do you ignore – even abuse – your body? Learn how to be kind to your muscles, eyes and blood pressure while you’re online.

June 10, 2013

Not Your Grandpa’s: A Hearing Aid History

The saga of the incredible shrinking hearing aid, in words and pictures

May 20, 2013

Scams: Are You Immune?

“Good afternoon. I’d like to tell you about an unbelievable financial opportunity.” If you think you’d never fall for a line like this, you are probably a social person with a sense of your own value. Or you’re kidding yourself.

April 29, 2013

Scientists Zero In on a Brain Workout That Works

A specific brain exercise called the n-back, available online, can significantly improve cognitive function in people of all ages – including seniors.

April 17, 2013

Gray Divorce: Splitting Up At 65-Plus

We’re living longer – but our marriages aren’t. One of every 20 people in the US who gets divorced is now 65-plus, and the numbers are set to rise.

April 15, 2013

More Seniors Are Backing Legal Marijuana

Seniors are warming to the idea of making marijuana legal, according to a new Pew survey. and groups like Grannies for Grass are spreading.