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With age comes an ability to adapt that is borne of experience, says William Uffner, M.D., medical director for the older adults program at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Older adults are very resilient many sustain personal losses like the loss of a spouse or physical problems that an average 25 year old would completely buckle under, and they still don t become depressed.
YH0210_HealthandPets

When pet owners tout that animals are good for their health, are they barking up the wrong tree? [caption id="attachment_7547" align="alignright" width="259" caption="(File photo)"]

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"Our bodies start to change in a way that affects our driving as early as age 35, says Katherine Freund, president and executive director of ITNAmerica, the first national nonprofit transportation network for the aging population. Your experience as a driver may compensate for changing vision, slowing reaction times, or other health changes.

YH0210_BrokenHeartSyndrome

Can the loss of a loved one actually cause your heart to break? According to experts, extreme emotional stress, whether due to a positive event or a negative one, can in fact lead to a reversible heart weakness known as stress cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome.

YLi0110_EricksonsTodayShow

John Erickson, founder of Erickson Retirement Communities, and his son, Mark Erickson, coauthor of Old is the New Young: Erickson s Secrets to Healthy Living, recently appeared on the Today Show s Fountain of Youth segment to talk about how we can improve our memory as we age.

YH0110_GlaucomaGraphic

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. The most common type, open-angle glaucoma, occurs when normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, compressing and damaging cells in the optic nerve. Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes.

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An accident led to the discovery of aromatherapy at the beginning of the 20th century, and the investigation of its medicinal benefits continues to stir up questions today. ... 1910, French chemist Ren -Maurice Gattefoss doused his hand in lavender oil after burning himself in a laboratory explosion.

YH1109_InternetHealthInfo

The Internet makes it easy to find health information. You can go online and learn about medications, diseases, technologies, and other health data you otherwise wouldn t have access to, without a trip to a medical library. Not all of that online information, however, is legitimate.

YH1109_Grief

Waking to the nudging of a pet, setting the table, getting the mail, and turning off the lights before bed are simple acts. But after a loss whether it s the loss of a person, place, or pet elements of the everyday can usher in the unbearable feeling that life is over.