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Sharon Basaraba

Updated Articles and Resources

By Sharon Basaraba

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 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?
    • Can Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Supplements Help You Live Longer? Created: Thursday, December 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 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.
    • 5 Ways Voices Change As We Age Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      We may think of puberty as the biggest catalyst for voice changes, but the quality, tone and pitch of our voice can shift past our 40s and 50s, too.
    • What Older Adults Should Know About Shingles Created: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Shingles is a potentially devastating disease that can cause severe pain when the chicken pox virus reactivates in older adults. Find out everything you need to know about shingles, the vaccine ag...
    • How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis When You Travel Created: Friday, June 21, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Deep vein thrombosis is a potentially life-threatening blood clot that is more likely during extended travel, especially in older adults. Learn these easy tips to help prevent deep vein thrombosis while traveling by air, bus, train or car.
    • How Much Dark Chocolate Should I Eat to Live Longer? Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Many studies have shown chocolate to reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. But does the amount you eat, every day, make a difference? Find out what "dose" of chocolate is the healthiest.
    • Boost Your Longevity With Healthy Habits Created: Monday, October 21, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Longevity is improved through small daily actions that make up a healthy lifestyle. Find out how to build good habits, and break bad ones.
    • How Long Can Humans Live? Created: Thursday, September 20, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      How long can humans live? Maximum human lifespan has been a source of much debate among demographers and gerontologists - find out what the current longevity predictions are for the longest a person can survive.
    • How to Save Your Memory Created: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Many supplements, programs and brain games can help improve memory for older people. See what research says about dementia and memory loss prevention.
    • Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Chocolate and Longevity Created: Thursday, February 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Chocolate is enjoying a reputation as a heart-healthy food as it can help reduce cardiovascular issues. Find out the top benefits of cocoa and chocolate.
    • What is an Otolaryngologist? Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      You may be referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist - what exactly is an otolaryngologist?
    • 5 Ways to Sound Younger Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      We often associate rough, soft or flat voices with older age; here are 5 ways to avoid voice problems to sound younger and more energetic.
    • Health Risk Factors and Quality of Life Created: Sunday, December 02, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Smoking, Alcohol, Inactivity and Obesity all can reduce both life expectancy and overall quality of life. QALYs (quality adjusted life years) is a way researchers measure the impact of these risk f...
    • Which are Healthier: White Chia Seeds, or Black Chia Seeds? Created: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Chia seeds are gaining in popularity for their high fiber content and omega-3 fatty acids. They're available in two colors, black and white: so which offer greater health benefits, black or white chia seeds?
    • The Aging Voice Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Do you sound different than you used to? Find out why voice changes happen as we age, and what we can do about them.

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