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CDC Just Changed Its Opioid Prescribing Guidelines. Here’s What to Know

Guidance covers acute, subacute, and chronic pain and replaces 2016 guidelines Hard thresholds for pain medication doses and duration are no longer promoted through the CDC’s new Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain. The new guidance — which … Continue reading

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Ageism

Ageism is the stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age. Ageism can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices, or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs. Negative ageist attitudes are widely held … Continue reading

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5 reasons to STOP pain medication and START Physical Therapy

As we age, our bodies develop pain that can be from several different causes. Taking pain medication daily can be harsh on our organs and eventually build up a tolerance making the medications less effective and possibly addictive. Physical therapy … Continue reading

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Study carried out on ninety-year-olds reveals the benefits of strength training as physical exercise

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass Results were reflected in the increase of walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of  chairs, improvement on balance, … Continue reading

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Some data from the WHO for the elderly

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Adaptation in the kitchen for Elderly and Handicaps

By reflecting about the logic that cooking is an habit, and that this habit can be hard for elderlies and handicaps, the German Designer Dirk Biotto developed a completely adapted kitchen that attends to the needs of those populations. Check it out! … Continue reading

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My favorite things (about aging) by Julie Andrews

‘My Favorite Things’ about Aging By Julie Andrews  This is yet another perspective on age and aging. To commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, actress/vocalist Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall for the … Continue reading

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Silent Killers of Your Metabolism – information and tips

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Can the Brain Reverse the Aging Process? 7 ways to exercise your brain

Cognitive brain function peaks in our early fifties, but staying mentally active can prevent brain loss in the years to follow. If you are over 40, you are not going to like this (and if you are not yet 40, … Continue reading

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3 (unusual) ways to improve Gut health

Gut health The gut is composed of the Gastro Intestinal system and often referred to as the 2nd brain. The Gastrointestinal system includes the mouth and teeth, the oesophagus, the stomach, the small intestine, the colon or large intestine, the … Continue reading

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