April 21, 1993 |
Dr. Scholl's, which virtually created the market for foot care products, is taking aim at the Baby Boom generation trudging its way into the aches and pains of middle age. But just as with everything else, the barefoot generation of the '60s is walking a new path toward easing its tired tootsies. A new line of insoles and cushions made with a trademark synthetic material known as Poron, said to be extremely thin and shock-absorbent, is being introduced by Madison, N.J.
March 25, 2011 |
Americans seem more than a little interested -- by turns amused, abrasive and put on the defensive -- by a recent study linking church attendance to obesity in middle age. But the predictable reactions occasionally give way to thoughtfulness. First came the headlines as the media scrambled to spread the word about the study presented at an American Heart Assn. session this week: "Praise the lard? Religion fosters obesity by middle age. " "Religion and obesity: Can church make you fat?"
December 17, 1987 |
Predictions about the family: --Nine out of 10 baby boomers will marry once. --One in three will marry twice. --A baby-boom marriage will last 23 years, on average. --Half of baby boomers will divorce once. --One in five will divorce twice. --Only six in 100 baby boomers will achieve the "ideal" family--a lifetime marriage with two children, a boy and a girl. --By 1995, most baby-boom women will no longer be of child-bearing age. --Most of the baby-boom's children will see their parents divorce.
October 12, 1994 |
Another generation of women might have just sighed and moved on. But today, women in their late 30s and 40s are often stunned when they run up against the prospect of not having it all. When their lives are finally in order and they are ready to start a family but learn they cannot give birth, it is a shock, some say, they will never get over.
August 26, 1997 |
Middle-age men who feel hopeless or think of themselves as failures may develop atherosclerosis, the narrowing of the arteries that leads to heart attacks and strokes, faster than their more optimistic counterparts, researchers report. People who expressed high levels of despair had a 20% greater increase in atherosclerosis over four years, according to a report in the August issue of the American Heart Assn. journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
HOME & GARDEN
March 31, 2005 |
First sign of spring: Strawberries big as baseballs. Second sign of spring: Fall soccer sign-ups. Seriously, is there any food more perfect than a deviled egg? Car I'd most love to wake up next to: the Audi A6. Woman I'd most love to drive around? I'm thinking, I'm thinking.... Middle age is that point in life when you finally understand the infield-fly rule. L.A.'s signature sandwich: the burrito. L.A.'s signature dish: Halle Berry. Squeaky new fan belt? Try a little surf wax.
April 26, 1999 |
The myths surrounding middle age are legion. From midlife crises to the "change of life," the middle years are often viewed as a time of upset and endings. Beginning with 30th-birthday celebrations, the decades of midlife are marked as milestones along the bridge to old age and the gradual loss of vigor and diminishing opportunities. But results from a new, large research project by the John D. and Catherine T.
January 6, 2012 |
Cognitive decline may start earlier than previously thought - about age 45, according to a study released this week - but that doesn't mean those hitting middle age should think their brain functions are doomed. "I think the notion that we do things as well when we're older as when we're younger is not that tenable," said Dr. Marc L. Gordon, chief of neurology at Zucker Hillside Hospital and an Alzheimer's disease researcher at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research , both in New York.
November 6, 2012 |
More than half of all men and women over the age of 45 will develop heart disease in their lifetime, according to a new health risk analysis. The study, published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., is the first of its kind to calculate the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease for specific age groups. Among other conclusions, study authors found that even adults with optimal heart health face a 30% chance of developing heart disease. "To date, there have been no published data on lifetime risk," wrote Dr. John T. Wilkins and colleagues.