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7 Exercise Mistakes That Make You Look Older

You rely exclusively on cardio ZephyrMedia/Shutterstock While cardio is a great habit to get into, strength training is what will tone your muscles and help you burn calories even when you’re not working out. It’s especially important for adults: One Abbott-AARP survey found that many Americans ages 50 and up lack adequate strength. “While many… Read More »

Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Consider treating teething pain with a teething ring made of firm rubber (not frozen) or by rubbing the gums with a clean finger. Read this article and watch these videos to learn more. Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Teething is normal but may be a painful experience for infants and toddlers. Too often, well-meaning… Read More »

Mammograms Benefit Women Age 75 And Older

A new study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting suggests that women age 75 years and older should continue to undergo screening mammograms because of the high incidence of breast cancer among this cohort, reports RSNA. The study demonstrates that there is indeed value in screening women over 75—despite conflicting… Read More »

Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.

Whatever the cluster of second-year students at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York expected to hear from an 82-year-old woman — this probably wasn’t it. At first, Elizabeth Shepherd, one of several seniors invited to meet with future doctors in an anti-ageism program called “Introduction to the Geriatric Patient,” largely followed the script. As student… Read More »