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A positive boost to the immu ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor A positive boost to the immune system A positive attitude can boost your immune system and help you live longer. Credit: iStock 22 sept 2014—A positive attitude can improve ... Read on »
Scientists discover an on/of ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells Victoria Lundblad and Timothy Tucey. Credit: Salk Institute for Biological Studies 21 sept 2014—Scientists at the Salk ... Read on »
From Dust to Dust (or Dustbin?) by Dr. Muriel G. Medical Doctor The new IOM report, “Dying in America,” is a masterpiece. Written in the matter-of-fact language typical of non-partisan reports by committees of experts, it makes recomme ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: States – New Mexico to South Carolina by Ronni B. Patient Expert This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my ... Read on »
PART XXVII: Bone Scan #2 by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Friday was a long day. We were back to have testing. Friday, Sept. 19th was  a Bone Scan. It is an interesting process. It would be more interesting if it wasn't a 90 min ... Read on »
Patients with advanced, incu ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer do not receive any palliative care, reveals new research to b ... Read on »
INTERESTING STUFF – 20 September 2014 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Too often in government health videos for elders I've seen, the speaker sounds like he or she is talking to toddlers. This one, however, is a straight-forward explanat ... Read on »
How pneumonia bacteria can c ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor How pneumonia bacteria can compromise heart health Microlesions (indicated by circles) in the heart of a mouse 30 hours after induction of invasive pneumococcal disease. ... Read on »
Trying to Find Some Amusement in Being Sick While Old by Ronni B. Patient Expert So commonly does disease, decline and debility catch up with people in old age that for a majority of those who are younger, they are the only definition of being old. ... Read on »
Danielle: A woman's life, by Anthony Cerniello by Sarah Reed Healthy Living Professional Ageing is a fascinating thing to document on film. This new clip called "Danielle" comes from filmmaker and commercials and music video editor Anthony Cerniello, who ha ... Read on »