Tag: signs of aging

Eat Your Way to Better Skin

You know the age-old saying: you are what you eat—and if we’re talking about complexion, the path to youthful looking skin might be through your stomach. Scientists are uncovering a number of nutrients found in certain foods that can help lessen the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and dryness.

Cocoa.

Signs of Aging—or Diabetes?

Many people with diabetes do not even know they have it, according to The National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Approximately 29 million Americans have the disease and almost 28 percent are undiagnosed, with the biggest group being those age 65 and older.

“Older

Creams and Lotions to Nourish Older Skin

One of the most obvious signs you’re getting older is changes in your skin: fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume that develop due to a decrease in the production of two important structural proteins (collagen and elastin), diminished hyaluronic acid (a skin compound that holds in moisture), and changes

Drink Up to Stay Healthy and Hydrated All Summer

Every cell in your body needs water to function. Water transports nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, and carries away waste materials. Water makes up most of your body, ranging from about 75% of body weight in infancy to 55% of body weight at older ages. Your brain and heart

Papaya Power!

The folklore. Cut into a papaya and behold the spectacular shades of sunset in the tropics—rich pink, deep orange, and glowing yellow. A favorite tropical repast, it’s no surprise this fruit is native to warm, humid southern Mexico and Central America. Ancient Mayans, who both ate the fruit and used

2014 Index

BONES & JOINTS
The Best Treatment Options for Your Painful Knees (Mar., 4)
Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery (Jan., 1)
Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It? (Dec., 3)

CANCER
Aggressive Treatment May Not Be Best for Older, Sicker Prostate Cancer Patients (July, 7)
New Technique for Detecting Skin Cancer Improves Survival

2. Why You Don’t Sleep Like You Used To

Most experts agree that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night to maintain their health. Unfortunately, many older adults have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or getting quality sleep. Sleep becomes more fragmented as we age, and we’re more easily roused—two factors that often prevent us

Fall in Love with Stone Fruit

Backyard parties, warm summer night walks, and lazy days at the beach are some of the many joys of flip-flop season. But a perfectly ripe plum or juicy peach are among summer’s sweetest gifts. Peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots, and plums—all members of the so-called stone fruit family, because their flesh

Newsbriefs: Cholesterol; Mediterranean Diet; Oatmeal

An Avocado a Day Fights Cholesterol
Eating one avocado per day as part of a moderate fat diet improved cholesterol levels in adults. Forty-five overweight and obese subjects consumed one of three cholesterol-lowering diets for five weeks: a lower fat diet (24 percent calories from fat) without avocado, a moderate fat

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