Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024
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Have you heard? Over-the-counter hearing aids to become available in the US

Hearing loss is a health condition that many people all over the world grapple with. In the US alone, approximately 30 million Americans have mild to moderate hearing loss. Though the majority of these individuals would benefit from the most common type of hearing aid (called air-conduction Read More...

Schisandra and ginseng

This herb helps postmenopausal women age better

Aging gracefully is an art that involves maintaining good health—but, as we age, our bodies become more vulnerable and will need extra attention. In the case of postmenopausal women, reduced estrogen makes it more likely that they will experience oxidative stress, which is an indication of the Read More...

Giant tortoise

Wild tortoises live a long time, and some don’t age at all

The oldest living land animal in the world is named Jonathan, and he is a 190-year-old Seychelles giant tortoise. Jonathan and other cold-blooded species like his are famous for living outstandingly long lives. They age incredibly slowly, and new research suggests that some might not age at Read More...

Happy Asian senior couple laughing and smiling while holding each other outdoor in the park.

Embracing a long life: 7 reasons to find joy in growing older

Aging can be terrifying, but it can also be beautiful. With age comes wisdom and knowledge. It becomes easier to ride the ups and downs of conflict and we can stop caring so much about what other people think of us. It is easy to associate aging with its less desirable aspects, but embracing all Read More...

Older African American couple walking in the countryside.

Fecal transplants could help prevent age related disorders

With age comes grace and knowledge. We recently wrote an article with a wonderful quote from Betty Friedan: “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” However, the downside of aging is the range of health issues that come with it. Our evolutionary purpose on this Read More...

Aging balance puzzles

Research finds your brain health now could affect your balance later

It should be our goal, everyone’s goal, to live long and to live well. Investing in your later years doesn’t just mean putting away and investing money or buying a house. It means strengthening our relationships, staying mentally and physically active, and utilizing preventative health care. As Read More...

Senior couple

Achieving quality along with quantity: an Optimist’s View on aging

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” - Betty Friedan By Oliver Kammeyer I live on a bike path, and just a half-mile east of my place there’s a coffee shop that’s always packed. It seems every day the customers compete to see who can wake up earliest to Read More...

elderly Indigenous Bolivian amazonian woman

Remote Bolivian tribe has lowest dementia rates worldwide

A remote and unique indigenous population in the Bolivian Amazon called the Tsimane (pronounced chee-MAH-nay) sparked the interest of scientists when they were found to show almost no cases of age-related heart disease.  Since then, scientists have carried out various studies into the Tsimane Read More...

Yellow-bellied marmot

Yellow-bellied marmots stop aging in hibernation

The Optimist Daily has written a lot about the importance of sleep, how it can renew your energy levels or make you happier. What if we told you that it also halted the aging process? You would have to go into hibernation to make that happen, so it might be a bit out of humans’ reach for now. Read More...

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Scientists develop a way to reverse aging in human eggs

These days, it’s not uncommon for women to want to put child-rearing on hold while they focus on pursuing their own interests or professional careers. This means that many women are opting to have kids later in life—however, women’s reproductive biology differs from men’s because they are Read More...