Boomer News

Update: Current Health Research and Alerts

At the top of each month, we like to give you information about current health research and alerts that impact people 50 and older.  Here’s what’s new that you should know about: 1.  Cold Temperatures Increase Fracture Risks.  A study out of the University of Michigan recently found that all the severely cold weather that’s […]

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Several Ways To Stay An Ageless Wonder

If you’re over 50, you may be interested in the latest techniques to fight aging. Yes, there are innovations in cosmetic surgery that can do wonders.  But, some of the simplest ways to stay youthful may be more the ability to “roll with the times” rather than trying to recreate who you were, what you […]

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4 New Breakthroughs and Strategies to Fight Conditions of Aging

At least once a month, we like to tell you about new research on issues of health and anti-aging that can have a significant impact on your quality of life.  Here are some new directions in fighting certain conditions of aging that you may be interested in: 1.  Anti-Aging Future:  Look Younger Longer…Soon.  A new […]

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Is A Del Webb Community In Your Future?

Moving into an “over 55 community” used to mean maybe having a 1 bedroom apartment in a cluster of buildings that resembled more a military barracks, or college kid dorms…esthetically devoid of color, life and energy.  Well, no more.  Real estate developers have gotten the message that Boomers are not going silently into the night […]

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Obamacare: Are You Signed Up? Second Deadline Approaching

If you haven’t yet signed up for a plan under the Affordable Health Care Act plans, there’s still time to do so. If you sign up by January 30, 2014, you’ll be able to obtain coverage that will start on March 1, 2014. However, open enrollment goes through March 31, 2014 for coverage that will […]

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UroLift: New Hope for Men with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

For men suffering with benign prostatic hypertrophy, BPH for short, there’s now a new FDA-approved alternative treatment to dealing with the symptoms of this uncomfortable condition.  It is now being used in 13 countries, including the United States and provides an alternative to drugs or major surgery. Typically, with BPH, the prostate swells to the […]

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Top 3 Ranked Diets for 2014

Losing Weight in 2014? Here are the Top 3 Ranked Diets

It’s the start of a New Year and, like many people, one of the top resolutions on your list is to lose weight and get healthier.  So you might be wondering, what’s the best way for you to do that?  To make it even harder, there’s a new diet on the cover of grocery checkout […]

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Study Reveals Key To Delaying Onset, and Treatment of, Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5.1 million older Americans.  It is a deteriorating disease of the brain that results from the oxidative damage seen in aging.  Whether you will develop Alzheimer’s depends on several things that include lifestyle (smoking, alcohol use, exercise, high saturated fat diet); environmental toxin exposures and general health (people with arteriosclerotic heart […]

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What's New in Boomer Health Research?

What’s New in Boomer Health Research?

Once a month, this column focuses on what’s new in health and medical research aimed at older adults – the Boomers.  Here are 3 surprising new findings that can change the future health of older Americans and the ailments that they are at higher risk for.   1.  What’s Your True Age?  Your age is […]

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Don't Lose Your Money To Scam Artists

Are You A Prime Target?

Studies show that Americans over 50 are prime targets of scam artists trying to weasel into your bank account.  They do this by using “scare tactics”, says a recent report in AARP Magazine.  In 2012, the report says, Americans over 50 made up half of the almost $11 million loss from “intimidation schemes” reported to […]

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The Silver Tsunami...Will It Affect You?

The Silver Tsunami…Will It Affect You?

In May 2012, the American Institute of Medicine reported that millions of older Americans – the Baby Boomers – may be facing a mental health crisis as they age.  The study cites statistics of 1 in 5 older adults who have a mental health issue, including substance abuse.  Why the crisis? There are simply not […]

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How To Find Purpose, Passion AND a Paycheck!

If you’re 50, or over, you still have a lot to offer society.  In fact, this age could be the start of your “encore” performance in life where you can still change the world in your own unique way.  Encore.org aims to help Boomers do just that. Their mission is built around the 3 “P’s” […]

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