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PodcastsTerry Graedon - May 6, 2021
Older woman leads man on walk for light physical activityAgingTerry Graedon - February 25, 2021
step counterAgingTerry Graedon - May 27, 2021 - 18 comments

Will Boosting Your Step Count Save Your Life?

A study of American adults shows that people who manage a step count of at least 8,000 a day have a lower chance of dying in the next decade.

Terry Graedon - January 7, 2021

Show 1198: How You Can Age Better (Archive)

Terry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Show 1214: How to Defend Your Brain During the Pandemic and Beyond

Terry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Will Blood Pressure Medicines Prevent Alzheimer Disease?

Terry Graedon - May 28, 2020

Could Dementia Genes Make You Vulnerable to COVID-19?

Terry Graedon - May 21, 2020

What Should You Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden
AgingTerry Graedon - March 30, 2020

What Can Help You Stay Sharp as You Age?

Maintaining physical activity and consuming blueberries, turmeric and rosemary may help you stay sharp as you age. Which will you try?

AgingTerry Graedon - March 12, 2020

Can You Lower Your Dementia Risk With a Few Drinks?

If you want to lower your dementia risk with a drink or two, stick to just one or two a week. LIght drinking is linked to less plaque in the brain.

Carol Krucoff, co-author of Relax into Yoga for Seniors, tells how to age gracefully
PodcastsTerry Graedon - March 5, 2020

Show 1203: How Yoga Can Help You Age Gracefully

The right yoga practice can help you age gracefully and alleviate pain. Find out more and call in your own questions on 3/7/20..

senior woman with her adult daughter
AgingKaiser Health News - February 24, 2020

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Should you be tested to see if you are likely to develop dementia? The answer is different for everyone. What will you do with the results?

nurse using sphygmomanometer in home blood pressure measurement to determine if patient needs blood pressure medication to reduce blood pressure
AgingTerry Graedon - February 24, 2020

Can Ginger Reduce Blood Pressure & Soothe Arthritis?

Are you struggling with hypertension? You may be able to use ginger for a double-duty effect: reduce blood pressure and ease arthritis pain in joints.

Senior couple growing stressed plants in their organic garden
AgingTerry Graedon - February 17, 2020

Should You Eat Stressed Plants to Stay Healthy?

Stressed plants grown without fertilizer or pesticides produce their own defensive compounds. Eating them may also benefit our own biology.

a bowl with rice and natto, fermented beans linked to longer life in Japan
AgingTerry Graedon - February 13, 2020

Is Soy the Secret to Longer Life in Japan?

Scientists suggest that fermented soy products such as natto or miso might help explain longer life in Japan.

market display of apples, eggplants, peppers, grapes, green beans, colorful vegetables
AgingTerry Graedon - February 6, 2020

Colorful Fruits and Veggies to Protect Your Brain

Older people who consume a Mediterranean diet with lots of fruits and veggies rich in flavonol compounds are less prone to Alzheimer dementia.

Fresh organic artichokes at a farmers market, ingredients for green Mediterranean diet
AgingTerry Graedon - January 23, 2020

What Is the Best Diet?

The best diet, according to researchers, is rich in produce, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Levels of fat and carbohydrate don't matter much.

Prescription for Low Testosterone
AgingTerry Graedon - January 9, 2020

New Guidelines for Treating Low Testosterone

Men with low testosterone due to aging may have better sexual function if their doctors prescribe testosterone replacement therapy.

Dr. William Li
PodcastsTerry Graedon - December 26, 2019

Show 1161: What Is the Evidence for Food as Medicine? (Archive)

In examining how our diets can alter angiogenesis, Dr. Li has turned up plenty of evidence for using food as medicine to beat cancer.

Swimmers swimming in a pool
PodcastsTerry Graedon - September 26, 2019

Show 1182: How You Can Use Exercise as Medicine

Doctors who use exercise as medicine offer personalized prescriptions for activity. This can be as powerful as medications for promoting health.