Dr. Rosanne Leipzig explains what’s normal, what’s not, and how to enjoy your later years in life.
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A new brain discovery identifies marker associated with risk of suicide. Researchers estimate half of this population is affected by hearing loss. Scientists are getting up close and personal with our guts. Watching the clock may be worsening your insomnia.
Pickleball is a low-impact sport that’s great for all ages but comes with its own injury risks. Dr. Tjoumakaris has some tips to keep you healthy.
As we age, certain aspects of our home, like stairs and loose rugs, can become major obstacles. And while renovations can seem intimidating and expensive, there are many simple changes that can make a huge difference.
A new questionnaire can determine the risk of car accidents in elderly drivers. Then, industrialization is bad for breast milk. Then, does spanking increase the likelihood of experiencing physical abuse? And finally, can scientists use plants to study psychiatric disorders?
It’s long been the case that men over 70 have the highest rate of suicide. Dr. Carrie Ditzel discusses some possible reasons as to what’s driving elderly men to take their own lives.
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found no association between the vaccine and the likelihood of conception. Then, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, except maybe not for people who’ve experienced multiple major natural disasters. Then, a common food additive could be making you sick. And finally, a study has found people …
Many people who need hearing aids never get them, in part because they currently require a prescription and expensive treatment. An expert discusses the FDA’s new proposed category of over-the-counter hearing aids.
A National Book Award-winning author discusses his experience as a first-time dad at 56, and now as a 73-year old father with teenagers.
An influential government task force issues new advice about low-dose aspirin. Plus, a study finds that people with natural immunity to Covid-19 don’t have it for very long. And finally, safe sex is still important--a quarter of people with STDs don’t tell their partners.
A new study calls into question the six foot social distancing guidelines. Then, eating green vegetables and fiber can cut your risk of colon cancer in half, and spinach is especially effective. And finally…where you live may protect you from dementia.
Loneliness has been increasing across all ages even before the pandemic. It’s especially noteworthy among seniors, and it can dramatically affect health. An expert geriatrician who has studied the effects of loneliness and the leader of an organization that provides friendly visitors to the isolated elderly discuss.