| Aug 3, 2009
Despite its reputation, aging doesn't have to be a miserable process.
As it is, Americans are living longer than ever before -- the average man can expect to survive 75.2 years. Women have a life expectancy of 80.4.
But if you want to make it to 100 --...
| Aug 16, 2009
Nothing in gerontology comes close to fulfilling the promise of a dramatically extended life span -- despite bold claims to the contrary.
"I have little doubt that gerontologists will eventually find a way to avoid, or more likely, delay, the...
| Sep 9, 2009
If you would enjoy helping people who have suffered a trauma or who have a debilitating disease become more physically independent, a career as a physical therapist might be the right move for you.
What They Do
Physical therapists (PTs) evaluate and...
| Dec 27, 2009
If you're an older adult wondering what you should be doing to stay healthy, the most important answer is staying active.
"Physical activity is more powerful than any medication a senior can take," says Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a San Francisco physician...
| Aug 17, 2009
If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system.
That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...
| Jul 13, 2009
You may have heard the advice "If you exercise, you'll live longer." The good news -- or the bad news, if you hate doing anything more active than downloading iTunes -- is that it's true.
Research backs this up. A 2007 study in the Journal of the...
| Jan 13, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever, according to the latest life expectancy statistics. But American men still aren't living as long as American women. The average life expectancy for men in the US is now roughly 75 years. For women, it's more than 80....
| Feb 22, 2010
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MIAMI -- In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to...
| Jul 7, 2010
Dr. Robert N. Butler, a gerontologist who pioneered the study of aging, founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school and received the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal book on healthy aging, died...