What’s in a Generation? Examining Baby Boomers, Millenials and Generation Z

Carolyn Hoy Baby Boomers. Millenials. Generation Z. Although some records exist nearly as far back as America’s beginnings of people naming the generations, these three generations are likely the most well-known today, although where one ends and…

E-Cigarette Restrictions are Here

US moves to regulate e-cigarettes (via AFP) US regulators proposed the first restrictions on the soaring $2 billion market in e-cigarettes Thursday, but some lawmakers and anti-tobacco advocates said the move falls woefully short. The new rules would also apply to other, also previously unregulated…

A Brain Implant to Restore Memory

Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory (via AFP) In the next few months, highly secretive US military researchers say they will unveil new advances toward developing a brain implant that could one day restore a wounded soldier’s memory. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is forging…

DIY Health is a Growing Trend

Changes in the health care system driven by self-service and DIY health (via Strata – Making Data Work) Health care is migrating from the bricks-and-mortar doctor’s office or care clinic to the person him or herself at home and on-the-go–where people live, work, play, and pray. As people take on more do-it-yourself (DIY) approaches to […]

Alzheimer’s and Advancing Age

Alzheimer’s researchers may take age into account (via NJ.com) By What Doctors Know The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advancing age. By age 85, the likelihood of developing the dreaded neurological disorder is roughly 50 percent. But researchers at the University of California-San Diego School…

Is There a New Normal After a Pacemaker?

by Gary Ingram…I got a pacemaker. After leaving the hospital, my question was: How long before I feel normal again? I discovered the answer to that question is not the same for everyone and – at least for me – it wasn’t what I wanted to hear.

Aging Can Be Sexy!

The Fabulous Fashionistas Challenge Women to Believe that Aging Naturally is Powerfully Sexy (via The Cultureist) By Sarah Zinn At 75 years old, Bridget Sojourner refuses to become invisible. “Most older women are not noticed, so in turn they become invisible,” she said. “I am visible.” With her daring fashion style, Sojourner is not only […]

Spas Go Wacky!

by Sherri Scheck-Merrill…Spas are catching a second wind and taking their operations very seriously, in some cases with very non-traditional and downright bizarre offerings.

“Fat Gene” Discovery

Scientists find key ‘fat gene’ (via AFP) Geneticists said Wednesday they had pinpointed the most important obesity gene yet, throwing up a possible target for drugs to tackle a dangerous and growing epidemic. Mice bred to lack a gene dubbed IRX3 were almost a third lighter than rodents with…

An Alzheimer’s Blood Test with 90% Accuracy

Blood test can predict Alzheimer’s: study (via AFP) Researchers in the United States say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90-percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease within three years. The test looks for 10 signatures of fatty proteins called…

Alzheimer’s May be Third Leading Cause of Death in US

Alzheimer’s: Silent killer? (via Repost Video News) (NBC News) Alzheimer’s Disease is listed officially as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but new information suggests the disease contributes to far more deaths than what has been reported.

Vitamin E & Beta Carotene Won’t Ward Off Heart Disease

Vitamin E, beta-carotene no help for heart disease, cancer (via AFP) In yet another blow to the $28 billion vitamin industry, a US task force on Monday urged against taking Vitamin E and beta-carotene to ward off heart disease or cancer. The latest guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force update the 2003…

Eminence Organic Skincare from Hungary

Products for a Better World: Eminence Organic Skincare (via The Cultureist) I am quite sure that I have tried almost every (presumably) high-quality skincare line available to womenkind. And I’m exhausted. Since my early twenties, I’ve been obsessed with holistic well-being, encouraged by the promise made by most skincare…

Bet I’ve Got Something You Don’t Have!

Today, this same line is used by millions of us Boomers in Starbucks and bars everywhere, only instead of a toy, we are referring to a new hip or knee, a new kind of medication or, in my case, a new pacemaker/defibrillator.

CVS Announces Stores Will Stop Selling Tobacco

CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco by October First (via Bloomberg TV) Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) — Olivia Sterns reports on CVS Caremark’s plans to stop selling tobacco products. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”(Source: Bloomberg)