New Guidelines Aim to Reduce Women’s Stroke Risk

Posted on 02/7/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthOlder women have a higher risk of stroke than men and should strive to reduce that risk, say the first guidelines aimed specifically at preventing stroke in women. Women share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but their chances of having a stroke can be increased by hormones, pregnancy and childbirth, said Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., who led the team of experts who developed the …

The Takeaway: Fat Hormone Ups Dementia Risk; Spain Plans First Gay Retirement Home

Posted on 01/3/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayPeople with a lot of the fat hormone adiponectin may be at increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report …. And a group of older gay men in Spain are planning the country’s first gay and lesbian retirement home.

The Takeaway: Why Diets Fail (The ‘Blame Your Hormones’ Edition); Financial Strategies for Supporting Aging Parents

Posted on 10/27/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayHunger hormones may refuse to return to normal for up to a year after dieting. And what’s the best way for boomers to provide financial support to aging parents?