life expectancy

Want To Live Longer? Drink Coffee

Posted on 05/17/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHere’s some sweet news to add to your morning coffee:  Regular coffee drinkers are likely to live longer, says the largest study ever done on the subject. Even better, it doesn’t matter whether you drink regular or decaf. To examine the relationship between coffee and health, researchers with the National Institutes of Health looked at the coffee drinking habits of more than 400,000 AARP members ages 50 to 71 between 1995 and 1996, then followed them until 2008. Those who …

The Takeaway: Why Aren’t American Women Gaining In Life Expectancy As Fast As Men?

Posted on 04/23/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayWomen Lag in Life Expectancy Gains: American women are still expected to outlive their male counterparts by four years, but gains in women’s longevity have slowed, according to a new study of mortality data. Between 1989 and 2009, life expectancy for U.S. men improved by an average of 4.6 years, while women’s life expectancy improved by just 2.7 years. In many U.S. counties, women’s life spans were shorter than they were 20 years ago.

The Takeaway: Patients Flock to Life Expectancy Website ePrognosis

Posted on 02/21/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayCrystal Ball 2.0: In the five weeks since a team of California doctors launched ePrognosis, the life expectancy predicting website has attracted more than half a million visits.

The Takeaway: Romney Takes New Hampshire; Online Tools Estimate Life Expectancy

Posted on 01/11/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayOlder voters propelled Mitt Romney to victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary. A new website provides interactive tools for assessing likelihood to die. And ‘virtual villages’ are helping older adults who need a little assistance around the home or with completing routine errands.

The Takeaway: Sexting; Sandwich Generation; Olive Oil

Posted on 06/16/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayUpdated: Anthony Weiner, right, resigns. Why is this news in this space? People over 50 are sexting more often than you think. While it may not be in the same manner as the former New York Congressman – many are doing it to keep things spicy with their spouses and partners – it is happening.

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Posted on 07/23/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyIn case you missed it yesterday, Elinor Ginzler, AARP Senior Vice President for Livable Communities, participated in a live chat on the Washington Post’s website, answering questions all about the financial and emotional costs of caring for elderly parents. Ginzler joined Paula Span, co-author of “When the Time Comes: Families With Aging Parents Share Their Struggles And Solutions,” the Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary in answering several reader questions about how to handle this important, and often times tough, situation. You …