Iron Out: New Research Suggests Blood Iron Levels Play A Critical Role In The Aging Process
July 22, 2020
How long we live, and how healthy we stay as we age, is usually attributed to a multitude of factors, including our genes, lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, and even just good fortune. But a new research study reported online in Nature Communications has thrown another factor into the mix: It appears…
Test Run: Pushing The Boundaries Of Diagnostic Blood Tests
August 28, 2019
Regular agebuzz readers may remember that there are a host of blood tests routinely conducted on older adults. Over at Better Health While Aging, Dr. Leslie Kernisan goes through the 10 commonly used blood tests for older adults. Separate and apart from each of these tests and why they’re useful,…
Something To Remember: Updates And Advances Regarding Memory
May 15, 2019
It’s one of the hallmarks of getting older: Forgetting a name or word as though your memory has suddenly skipped town. While it’s usually just a short- term lapse, it’s upsetting and for some, may herald a new era of cognitive struggles. Given that memory plays an essential role in…
Flesh And Blood: Do You Know Why You Are Getting That Blood Test?
September 28, 2017
By the time we reach a certain age, most of us are getting regular blood work done. It may be in response to a specific complaint, or it may be part of an annual physical exam. Usually we don’t ask too many questions and just assume it’s necessary. According to Dr….
Out For Blood: Older Donors Are Welcome:
September 29, 2016
It’s estimated that every 2 seconds someone in the world needs a blood donation. In fact one donation can save up to 3 lives. The question is whether senior citizens can be candidates to donate blood, and the clear answer is yes- at least in theory. While donors over 65…