Aging Well, Aging Healthy…a continuing series

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HealthWise Winter2016 HassonAs almost 10,000 Baby Boomers officially become senior citizens each day, the focus on preventing and treating age-related ailments becomes distinctly more urgent. HealthWise presents an ongoing look at research that provides valuable insights to help today’s seniors – and the generations set to follow – create a vibrant next chapter. We began with strategies […]

In Our Sights: Sharper Focus on Macular Degeneration Offers New Hope

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Healthwise Winter 2015 FINAL Hasson 1 300x202In the not so distant past, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterized by a loss of central vision, was deemed just another unfortunate consequence of growing older. The gradual breakdown of light-sensing retinal tissue that results in a blind spot directly ahead has caused each generation to struggle with driving a car, reading a printed page or recognizing a friend’s face. As the […]

The Healthy Aging Brain…a Continuing Series

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HealthWise Fall 2015 Hasson FINAL 300x192While exercise has an undisputed key role in maintaining brain health throughout our lives, promising new research points to a number of other factors that can spell the difference between thriving or just surviving the senior years. We checked in with Eric Terman, MD, personal physician and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University for […]

Hepatitis C Testing Recommended for All Baby Boomers

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Screen-Shot-2017-11-20-at-1.42.12-PM-300x246It’s called ‘the forgotten virus,’ but after a sustained advertising campaign and years of strong recommendations for testing by the Centers for Disease Control it’s almost certain that the liver-damaging Hepatitis C will be remembered…and for good reason. All people born between 1945 and 1965 – the Baby Boomer years – are now advised to […]

The Healthy Aging Brain: Making Strides by Taking Strides

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HW Summer2015 Hasson R1 FINAL 1 237x300“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates Put away the handheld brain games and turn your focus from lifelong learning to lifelong walking. The road to sustaining brain health is an active one and taking that first step, followed by thousands more on a daily basis, can make an enormous difference in quality of life in your later years. Arthur Kramer, PhD, […]

Brain Health and Exercise

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Health Wise Winter 2013 Final DD2Everyone knows the correlation between physical activity and good health. Now, exciting new research supports the link between a physically active lifestyle and brain cognition… and even longevity! Researchers at the University of Iowa examined more than 100 studies linking exercise and brain health. These studies indicate that exercise is not only good for the […]

Exercise – A Key Component to Healthy Aging

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We all experience changes to our bodies as a natural part of growing older. Adapting to these changes can be challenging. While we cannot stop our body’s aging process, we can proactively address the physiological changes that occur in order to reduce the impact of aging on our general health. Commonly, mobility and balance are […]