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Resources on aging from around the world.

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The Most Therapeutic Yoga for Boomers

Iyengar makes it possible for people with a variety of ailments to practice and heal.

Katherine Beattie was skeptical about her first Iyengar yoga class two years ago. She wondered how she would ever get into the positions. A hip replacement, knee surgery and osteoarthritis in her hands and wrists left her with chronic pain and discomfort.

"I had never experienced anything like it before," says Beattie, 66, director of a Los Angeles program for at-risk teens. "I never knew yoga could be like that. The props made all the difference." Read more.

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7 Easy Ways to Build Strong Bones

Jump 10 times, crush some cans and other tips to boost bone density.

Bone building reaches a peak during adolescence but then slows after age 25. In addition to this natural bone loss, we’re less likely to perform high-impact, bone-stimulating exercises (such as jumping) after age 50. This adds up to an increased risk of osteoporosis and bone breaks and fractures.

Fortunately, you can build stronger bones at any age. Read more.

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6 Aging Myths We Need to Stop Believing

Contrary to popular belief, getting older is not synonymous with declining health.

You've probably heard a thousand times that as you age, your body and mind begin to "go" — you can no longer move the way you used to and your health deteriorates. But those "facts" couldn't be further from the truth. Aging doesn't have to mean decline, in fact, just the opposite. Below are six myths and why each is not true. Read more.

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Getting the most from Social Security benefits

The first rule: If possible, don't file before 66

For tens of millions of baby boomers, Social Security will be a key pillar of retirement income, but not all approaches to retirement benefits are created equal. Read More

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Baby boomers: Have you had your colon tested recently?

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon and rectum – and how it can be prevented or treated.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among men and women. This year, about 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed, and 56,000 people will die from the disease. Read More

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5 best money strategies for boomers

The beginning of a new year prompts many of us to start thinking about a personal-finance tuneup, but if you’re 50 or older — a time when those vague retirement dreams are starting to coalesce into a hoped-for reality — it’s crucial to take time to assess your finances. Read More

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6 Symptoms Mistakenly Blamed on Aging

How many times have you ignored achy joints or feelings of fatigue, assuming it's all part of getting older? If you're like most people in midlife, probably too often. But sometimes symptoms we pass off as age-related may actually be signs of something more, something that could be addressed with treatment. Read more.

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Staying Healthy Over 50

Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change just because you have a few more grey hairs. Read more.

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How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

"Smarter Brains," which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age. Read more.

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How Technology Will Support an Aging America

The digital technology revolution is intersecting with the realities of an aging society. It's not clear yet which, if any, products or services will emerge as "killer apps" for seniors, their families and their caregivers. But at least some of the flood of tech products, software and related apps are moving toward commercial development, and outlines of an industry are taking shape.

One powerful focal point of these developments is "aging in place". Read more.

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What Do We 'Owe' Our Parents?

A new survey looks at the way we feel about our role in our parents' lives as they age. Read more.