Aging

Carmen Torres used the simplest of words, but the way she had to stop and steady herself before she could speak - the way her voice shook when she finally spoke of her Alzheimer's disease - gave them an emotional richness that cut to the heart of why she and a group of politicians, advocates, caregivers, and researchers had come to a hearing at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday.

Ninety birthdays maybe, but not 120: Americans hope to stretch life expectancy another decade or so, but they're ambivalent about a fountain of youth.

Scientists are researching ways to slow the aging process, creating treatments that might one day let people live far longer. It works in some laboratory animals, although there's no way to know if it ever will work for people.

AGING Study foresees care needs in final years Baby Boomers may end up living longer than their parents did, but a long life doesn't necessarily mean a healthy one. Many people, especially women, will spend their final years depending on someone else for daily care, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center....

A time to reflect, an occasion to celebrate. Or, a time to dread, an occasion to ignore.

As people age, loss of bone health can greatly decrease the quality of life. Because bones are constantly breaking down and rebuilding themselves, the body needs a continuous supply of all the nutrients required for bone regeneration.

'So you fell and you couldn't get up?" I asked.

It took my 83-year-old mother a second to get my reference to the alarm company's infamous TV commercial, but, luckily, she often shares my dark sense of humor.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner's office is investigating another death suspected to be heat related, the Kansas City Health Department said today.

Christiane, a mother from New Jersey, had endured years of conflict with her husband when the couple met Portland psychologist John Stewart.

The Kansas City Health Department on Tuesday reported the first suspected area heat death of the year.

The Jackson County medical examiner’s office notified the Health Department about three weeks ago that it was investigating the death of a woman born in 1947 as possibly heat related.

 

Dermatologists make no bones about the fact that there’s no safe way to get a tan through ultraviolet light.

“Any exposure to ultraviolet light is too much exposure to ultraviolet light,” said Dr. Christopher Obeime, a dermatologist at St. Vincent Health. “Ultraviolet light is not a good thing.”

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