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October 4, 2015

Open Enrollment Tips, Brain Aging Info & More From the Week Online

…Is Brain Health?, a new information campaign designed to give you a better understanding of what goes on in the aging brain and how you can keep yours sharp. The…

November 11, 2012

Linky Sunday: Amazing Web Experiences, Brain Health and More

Put on the coffee and prepare your cursor – it’s Linky Sunday Last week, yet another research report highlighted the benefits of exercise for reducing brain shrinkage as we age—by…

January 1, 2018

Resolve to be healthier in 2018

health, you’re not alone. The National Institute of Health’s national campaign, “What is Brain Health” since 2015 has raised awareness about brain health for all Americans, especially older adults. The…

January 11, 2019

Want a healthier New Year?

…the computer and shopping. That’s not meaningful.” Many studies, including this one, have found that volunteering is good for your health, even linked with greater longevity. Stimulate your brain often….

May 26, 2017

A Kiosk for Living Well Could Be Heading Your Way

health information and manage health issues, along with a slew of virtual experiences—cycling and airplane piloting among them. They also offer Skype for connecting to friends and family, and games…

August 28, 2013

Volunteering for the Health of It

…is linked to better health isn’t clear, Gruenewald says. It’s known that those who feel useful are less likely to feel depressed, but that doesn’t explain the physical health benefits….

June 22, 2017

Is Your Doc Giving You the Best Osteoporosis Advice?

…two bone health experts to weigh in. Here’s the rationale for your doctor’s basic RX—and the “yes, but….” Calcium BASIC ADVICE Getting enough calcium is a tried-and-true way to help…

July 24, 2013

Fun for the Brain: How Sleeping Keeps Gray Matter Sharp

Our brains need exercise as much as our bodies do in order to stay healthy. In this Fun for the Brain series, we’ve discussed dancing (click here), playing computer games…

April 26, 2019

Zap your brain, restore your memory?

…areas of the brain that used to work together well become disconnected, uncoordinated, scientists say. Now, Boston researchers think they may have found a way to zap the brain back…

March 23, 2017

Stalling Dementia: Is Exercise the Ticket?

…support brain function, as blood provides oxygen and fuel needed for brain cells to do their work.” Baker adds that the blood vessels in the brain are small in diameter,…

March 14, 2016

Blueberries & Alzheimer’s? And more from the week online

…Social Media Can Help Stamp Out Ageism” Tweeted Oh, George, don’t fall for that ageist crap-trap! — Wendl Kornfeld (@WendlKornfeld) March 6, 2016 Brain health Blueberries get another boost…

May 18, 2014

The week online for seniors: News and finds from around the web

…study that answers the question, “How can we age healthily?” in surprising ways. 60 Minutes reports.   Plus: Brain health U.S. health law now requires Medicare to cover an annual…

January 18, 2015

“Bright Old Things” a sign of the times – and more from the week online

…your health We grew in an era when you listened to your doc and followed orders. But because health literacy and actual health are linked, we can stay healthier by…

October 24, 2013

Delayed Aging: The Next Big Thing?

…a senior author of the Health Affairs study. Olshansky is a professor of public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is affiliated with the Center on Aging…

May 16, 2014

Health Gadgets I Didn’t Know I Needed

…medical information. With it, you get a unique Healthspek email address and webpage so that doctors, lab companies, etc. can send or upload documents directly to your Healthspek record. The…