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Sharon Basaraba

Updated Articles and Resources

By Sharon Basaraba

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • A Surprising Sign You May Have Acid Reflux Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Looking for clues you may have acid reflux disease? Check how you sound first thing in the morning.
    • Smile - You'll Look Younger Created: Friday, August 15, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Want to turn back the clock in just seconds? Try putting on a smile - research shows it will make you look younger.
    • 5 Smile Aging Habits Created: Thursday, February 04, 2010 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Your smile tells a lot about your age and you as a person. A good, friendly smile can change the way people interact with you. Don't let aging ruin your smile. Avoid these five bad habits to keep y...
    • Nutribullet (600 Watts) Review Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Infomercials and online marketing have pitched the NutriBullet as an anti-aging device, but how well does this blender really perform?
    • NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Blender Review Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      The NutriBullet 900 Pro Series blender promises to extract maximum nutrition from the fruits and vegetables you mix - but how well does it really work?
    • What does "anti-aging" mean? Created: Friday, March 22, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      The term "anti-aging" is a hot one these days, referring to everything from skin creams to antioxidants. But what does anti-aging mean?
    • How to Choose the Best Sunglasses Created: Monday, July 15, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause cumulative damage to your eyes as you age. Find out how to choose the best sunglasses to prevent eye problems.
    • The Healthiest Chocolate Created: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Dark chocolate has been shown to benefit heart health, lower blood pressure, and prevent conditions like diabetes -- but which chocolate is the healthiest?" itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • Can Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Supplements Help You Live Longer? Created: Thursday, December 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      The idea that something you take can extend your life is an enticing one -- but what does the science say? Learn which vitamins and minerals have actually been shown to help you live longer.
    • What is a 5-Year Survival Rate? Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Diseases like cancer are shown to have different survival rates; what does a 5-year survival rate mean?
    • 5 Best Reasons to Have a Green Smoothie Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Wondering why green smoothies are catching on despite their sludge-like appearance? Here are some of the best reasons to keep your smoothies green.
    • What is a Green Smoothie? Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Green smoothies are becoming a mainstream anti-aging drink; what exactly are green smoothies?
    • Eat Your Water- Don't Drink It - For Weight Loss Created: Thursday, May 09, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      While it's tough to lose weight at any age, maintaining a healthy weight to avoid illness and long-term chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis can be more difficult if you're over the age of 50. Find out how consuming more of one of food's most common ingredients can help boost your weight loss efforts, and keep you healthy, as you get older.
    • Which Airplane Seat Increases Your Odds of a Blood Clot? Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Leg exercises and compression stockings can improve your odds of avoiding a deep-vein clot while flying, but did you know which seat you choose can also make a difference?
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis in Older Adults Created: Friday, June 21, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in large veins usually in the leg. Find out why deep vein thrombosis occurs, and what to do about it.
    • 5 Things to Know About Mindfulness Meditation Created: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Mindfulness meditation is a practice with origins in ancient cultures, but it's gaining modern traction as a way to reduce stress, and promote relaxation, focus and memory. Find out how mindfulnes...
    • How to Avoid Acid Reflux Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Reflux - with or without heartburn - is a common problem as we get older. See how you can prevent this potentially damaging disease.
    • Why Do Older People Fall? Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Why do older people fall? According to new research that for the first time uses closed-circuit video in long-term care homes, it's most often a problem of poor balance and improper shifting of body weight while moving from one position to another.
    • Calorie Requirements for Older People Created: Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      As people age, their calorie requirements may change because of shifting body composition and activity levels. Find out how much you should be eating as you get older." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • About Stevia Sweetener - Is It Better Than Sugar? Should You Try It? Created: Monday, August 31, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Stevia is a sweetener derived from the stevia plant. While not technically FDA approved, stevia-derived sweeteners and stevia extracts are showing up in foods. What do you need to know about the he...
    • More Sex for Older Adults Created: Sunday, January 11, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Sex is changing for older adults. Over the past few decades, we've seen large increases in the amount of sex that older adults are having. This is a good things. More and more older adults are enga...
    • Age Yourself in Photos Created: Friday, July 27, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Ever wondered what you'll look like in the future? Find out today with age-progression software available online or in apps for your iPhone and iPad." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Life Expectancy in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Created: Saturday, January 12, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Alzheimer's disease and dementia patients have an average life expectancy of 4.5 years at the time of diagnosis. This varies greatly by age at diagnosis and gender. Longevity and Alzheimer's diseas...
    • Changes in Men's Sex Life Due to Aging Created: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Sex and aging for men is a big deal. New medications, attitudes and interest has changed the concept of sexuality in later life. Older people are now more open about the continued need for intimacy...
    • Top Health Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Lack of sleep is linked to increased risk for weight gain, depression, colon cancer, breast cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Doctors and researchers are just beginning to understand the health b...
    • 3 Best Ways to Ditch Distractions While Meditating Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Are distracting sounds and thoughts interfering with your meditation efforts? Here are 3 tips to help you cope with distractions when you meditate.
    • Try a One-Minute Self-Hypnosis Session Created: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Self-hypnosis can help you relax, beat stress, and get motivated - here's a one-minute primer to get you started.
    • Meditation and Longevity Created: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Meditation may improve your health and wellbeing, but can it help you live longer? See how research has shown about the people who practice meditation, and what this ancient technique can do for your heart, your blood pressure, and your lifespan.
    • Eye Color and Cataract Risk Created: Friday, May 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Can eye color affect how likely it is you'll get cataracts in the future? Learn why light-colored eyes are more vulnerable to damage from the sun.
    • Acne in Older Women Created: Monday, November 18, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Thought you’d escaped teenage skin problems when you hit your 20s? Find out why adult acne is becoming more common among women, right into their 40s and 50s.
    • Reflux: A Threat to Your Voice Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Reflux might be hurting more than your digestive system - here's how acid reflux can ruin your voice.
    • What is Vocal Hygiene? Created: Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Good voice hygiene can help you preserve a healthy sound as you get older. What is vocal hygiene?

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