Category: Aging

Aging, Fatherhood, Parenting

talking about death and dyingTalking with Kids About Death

Dear Mr. Dad: My father, who had been sick for quite some time, recently died. He and my 7-year old daughter were very close. Naturally, she’s sad that Gramps isn’t around anymore, but I know that she doesn’t completely get why. Do you think she’s old enough to grasp what death is? If so, what’s […]

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Aging, Cardio, Sex

living harder and longer with viagraLiving Harder—and Now Longer—with Viagra

Do you know how Viagra got its start? Pfizer developed it to relieve a type of chest pain, angina, that’s associated with severe heart disease. They thought it might work better than nitrate paste or pills, the standard of the day. Guess what? It didn’t. But the men in the clinical trial wouldn’t give the […]

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Aging, Masculinity, Sex

things to know about testosteroneTestosterone: 10 Surprising Things Every Woman and Man Needs to Know

In her book, Eve’s Rib:  The New Science of Gender-Specific Medicine Marianne J. Legato M.D says, “Everywhere we look, the two sexes are startlingly and unexpectedly different not only in their internal function but in the way they experience illness.” To begin with there are 10 trillion cells in the human body and every one […]

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Aging

sleep solutions for seniorsSolutions for Sleep-Deprived Seniors

According to research from the National Sleep Foundation, the older you get, the more times you wake up in the middle of the night. In fact, the number of sleep awakenings more than doubles between ages of 50 and 79. Unfortunately, the myth persists that people need less sleep as they age — but that […]

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Aging, Fatherhood

old first-time fatherThe Follies of Hollywood Fatherhood

You probably heard it already: George and Amal Clooney are expecting. Yessiree, that perennial 55-year old bachelor, once described by the New Yorker Magazine as: “lightly ironic, clever, and self-deprecating, with furrowed brow and bobbing head, and a gyration in the lower jaw,” is awaiting diaper duty…for twins nonetheless. Ironically, this little feature of the salt-and-pepper haired […]

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