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The Biology of Aging: Understanding the Cellular Mechanisms of Senescence 

During infancy and throughout adolescence, most of us enjoy relatively good health, from our blemish-free skin to our well-functioning internal organs. In this period of our lives, cell regeneration occurs effortlessly. When cells become aged or damaged, our bodies naturally initiate the process of cell division and replication to ensure…

3 “Geriatric” Conditions That Can Afflict Anyone 

As members of your family age, you’re likely witnessing firsthand some of the conditions that have affected their daily lives. From the aches and pains associated with arthritis to dementia, a disease that slowly steals memories and abilities to complete everyday tasks, numerous challenges come with getting older.  While we…

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…