The share of older workers in the U.S. has grown significantly since the turn of the century, with 29.5% of workers in 2023 at least 65 years old, compared to 23% in 2000, according to a new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). This occurred as labor force participation by older Americans between…

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Still weighing whether to make a New Year’s resolution? Or perhaps regretting letting your healthy habits slide during the holidays? Either way, the American Medical Association (AMA) has ten recommendations to help Americans improve their health in 2024. “It is quite common after the holidays to think about all you’ve eaten or your reduced physical…

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Colon cancer survivors can give their health a boost by eating more navy beans, a new clinical trial finds. Small, white navy beans are full of gut-supporting fibers, amino acids and other nutrients that can help the beneficial bacteria of the gut flourish, researchers said. And colon cancer patients who added a cup of navy…

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Retirees will continue to face financial difficulties over the course of 2019, stemming from perennial problems like pensions, personal finances, social security benefits and even leftover debt from student loans. This is according to a column at MarketWatch examining the current state of the financial landscape for retirees, and accompanying data from the Federal Reserve…

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The 401k account balances of baby boomers were nearly $30,000 lower in June 2023 than they were by the end of 2021, showing that those in or near retirement are having a harder time recovering financial losses than younger generations. This is according to data from Fidelity Investments, as reported by USA Today. “By the…

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Older adults who regularly spend time with family and friends may have bigger brains to show for it, a new study suggests. Healthy brain aging is a complex matter, and researchers are still trying to understand which factors keep the mind sharp and which ones feed declines in memory and thinking. But a number of…

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Menopause, a natural stage in a woman’s life, brings a host of changes and challenges. One aspect that is crucial to consider is nutrition. Eating the right foods and avoiding others can help you navigate this change with vitality and optimal health. This article will discuss the key foods to eat and those to avoid…

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That eclipses the 35 percent estimate used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the researchers added. “Lifetime use of nursing homes is considerably greater than previously thought, mostly due to an increase in short stays of less than three weeks,” said lead researcher Michael Hurd. He is director of the RAND Center…

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So you’ve noticed some changes in your thinking; you often misplace your keys or have trouble coming up with the right word in conversations. But how do you know when these changes are a normal part of getting older or if they might be pointing to a health problem such as dementia? How the Brain…

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Your senior years can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times of your life. As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior citizens in the United States is rapidly increasing, and seniors are finding ways to be more active and involved. There are more seniors today than ever before. In…

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