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A model of a brain
Despite being a humble three-pound lump of wrinkly tissue, the brain is arguably the body’s most remarkable organ. The brain is a bundle of 100 billion neurons composed of trillions of synapses; it’s the seat of consciousness, emotion, memory, and thought. In the words of scientist Michio Kaku, “Sitting on your shoulders is the most […]
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A black pair of Ray Ban glasses a person would wear to correct low vision.
When it comes to our senses, vision is often the one we use the most. As we navigate our world, up to 80 percent of our impressions come from our sense of sight. With nearly 130 photoreceptors in the human retina, our eyes are complex and finely-tuned organs whose uses range from letting us admire […]
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heart disease
The human heart is a remarkable organ. Though it may not actually be the source of affection and emotion, each of our hearts is a tiny powerhouse that keeps us going through daily life. Every day, each of our hearts beats about 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through our bodies; that’s […]
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Older couples walking together on a city street
As we near the end of winter, Valentine’s Day provides a burst of warmth and joy. The pandemic’s ever-present social isolation means that many couples will be even more excited to fill the day with roses, romantic meals, and reaffirmations of love. Of course, the benefits of being in a loving relationship go beyond simple […]
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New Year Healthy Resolutions
2020 was a challenging year for most people across the world, especially seniors. From a pandemic to a tumultuous election, most of us are happy to turn our calendars over to 2021. The New Year is a great time to look to the future. We can visualize how we want the coming year to be […]
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Senior mentors
No one makes it through life without a little help along the way. Many of us can remember a time long ago when a cherished adult gave us advice and direction, which changed our lives for the better. Though we all want the children in our lives to grow up without a trouble in the […]
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senior blood donations
Every year, 6.8 million Americans donate 13.6 million units of whole blood and red blood cells. This life-saving resource helps treat a wide variety of injuries, from car crashes to childbirth. 13.6 million units may sound like a lot, but the need is always great. COVID-19 has caused a critical blood shortage as people have […]
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An older woman driving a vintage car.
If life is a winding road, we rarely navigate it under ideal conditions. From the cradle to the grave, we deal with many sharp turns: new jobs, new relationships, new places, and, unfortunately, new health concerns. As we age, our bodies often change in ways that require us to find new solutions. Unfortunately, many of […]
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low weight
When discussing issues around weight, the focus is almost always on losing it. However, the key to maintaining a healthy weight isn’t just about dropping the numbers on the scale—especially for seniors. It’s often a more significant concern when older adults are underweight rather than overweight.  Several studies have shown that being underweight presents a […]
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older parents using technology
Though the holidays are a time for people to come together, COVID-19 has kept many families apart. The necessity of social distancing and avoiding large gatherings is even more crucial for seniors, who are at a higher risk of severe or even fatal complications from the disease. But COVID-19 is far from the only hazard […]
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