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Jessica Wyland

Chronic Inflammation and Its Impact on Aging 

While we might wish for our bodies to maintain optimal function throughout our lives, the reality is that as we age, our cells experience a decline in efficiency, often manifesting as minor aches and pains. Some individuals undergo more pronounced changes, such as the onset of heart disease, kidney issues,…

Exploring the Factors That Affect Human Longevity 

In the last century, there has been a remarkable increase in human life expectancy. In 1900, the average life expectancy was around 32 years, but over the years, it has more than doubled to an average of 76.4 years in the United…

3 Age-Related Diseases That Can Be Prevented 

As you age, the days of forgetting to take your multivitamins become less frequent. In their place are a half-dozen medications that aren’t nearly as ‘optional’ as they were 30 years ago. Whether you’re taking blood pressure medication to lower hypertension or pills to manage type 2 diabetes, there are…

6 Unique Careers in the Field of Aging

If you were to approach a stranger on the street and ask them about the first career that comes to mind in the field of gerontology, they would likely respond with, “That’s easy — a gerontologist.” While their response is understandable, the title gerontologist only scrapes the…

5 Potential Causes of the Baby Boomer Caregiver Gap 

In just a few years, the oldest boomers in the baby boomer generation (anyone born between 1946 and 1964) will begin turning 80. This number represents an age when most long-term care needs for older adults typically begin to appear. By 2025, the U.S.

7 Reasons Older Adults Are at Risk for Drug-Related Problems

With almost 90% of older adults taking one prescription drug regularly (and 36% consuming at least five), concerned family members often wonder about the potential risks of daily medication use for their elderly loved ones. From overdosing to not taking medications as prescribed, various…