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A Unifying Hypothesis of Chronic Disease and Aging

Accelerated aging and disease in the skin are largely driven by excess oxidative particles generated by sun exposure and other environmental factors.
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What You Need to Know About Anti-Wrinkle Creams

According to manufacturers' own package inserts, the efficacy of anti-wrinkle creams is minimal. One listed a study that showed that sun protection alone had better results than their wrinkle cream.
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Why Cataract Surgery Can Reduce Falls in Seniors

Falling related to bifocal glasses is a significant danger to seniors and something that can be easily corrected with cataract surgery. An ophthalmologist explains why he encouraged his mom to get the surgery (that he performed himself).
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An Octogenarian Shares His Secrets for a Long and Healthy Life

What does it take to have rock hard abs at 80? Dov Michaeli shares his secrets to attaining a hard body and strong mind in the 9th decade of life.
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How to Talk to Your Aging Parent About Getting Help

Few things can be as complicated as caring for your mom or dad through their golden years. One common challenge adult children face when caregiving is their parent's refusal to accept help. Understanding why seniors may reject offers for assistance can help you have a more productive conversation.
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The Benefits of Integrated Care for Aging Patients

Integrated healthcare with a structure that connects mental and emotional health to physical health is an ideal model for a multi-pronged approach that recognizes the prevalence of mental health stigma — especially among older adults.
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These 8 Life-Changing Tips Will Help You Age Well

The author of I've Decided to Live 120 Years shares his life-changing tips on how to feel content and fulfilled until the last moments of your life.
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Can Retirement Increase Life Expectancy?

Choosing to retire in a CCRC, if it has lots of activities and on-site healthcare, may not only increase longevity but also make life more fulfilling.
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How Aging Affects Your Sleep and What To Do About It

Sleeping patterns change as we age, but luckily there are a lot of things that you can do that can help you sleep better even though you no longer sleep like a baby.
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Why Do We Have to Die and What Can Be Done...

Research on the hydra has shined a light on why organisms die, but the picture painted by longevity research so far, although rich in detail, has been contradictory and confusing.
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The Scientific Evidence that Optimism Leads to Better Health

The underlying factors that govern our health and longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs. moroseness, they are positive vs. negative attitudes, compassion vs. hostility, love vs. hate.
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What Naked Mole-Rats Are Teaching Us About Human Life

It may seem far-fetched to think that studying naked mole-rats could have profound implications for human beings but, in fact, they have already taught us things that could help save lives and improve longevity.