Optimal Aging

Guidance, stories and solutions for aging well

  • Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Hysterectomies are common and often associated with menopause, but they can increase aging and risks for age-related conditions. Learn more.

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  • PREVENTION Trial studies impact of lifestyle changes on Alzheimer’s risk

    PREVENTION Trial studies impact of lifestyle changes on Alzheimer’s risk

    The PREVENTION Trial at Providence looks at the effects of healthy lifestyle changes combined with brain exercises to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more.

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  • Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Your eyes and vision change as you age. Learn more about how the Providence team of eye specialists can help protect your eye health and sight with regular exams.

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  • Providence Hospice Hosts New Volunteer Training

    Providence Hospice Hosts New Volunteer Training

    Join us for our Fall 2021 virtual comprehensive training course to prepare people who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers.

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  • Coping with Diverticulitis

    Coping with Diverticulitis

    Learn about diverticular disease and how colorectal surgery from Providence helped one diverticulitis patient eliminate the pain she'd lived with for months.

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  • Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Up-to-date vaccines and annual physical exams help people over 50 protect their health and their communities.

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  • Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Providence shares research that shows regular meditation practice improves memory and concentration in older adults and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Learn if you may be at risk for cirrhosis and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • World-class cancer care close to home

    World-class cancer care close to home

    Learn how Providence’s partnership with City of Hope helped a patient reduce his commute and spend more time doing what he loves.

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  • What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    Learn if you may be at risk for fatty liver disease and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • Deep brain stimulation: 'Flipping the switch' to change a life

    Deep brain stimulation: 'Flipping the switch' to change a life

    Learn how Providence uses cutting-edge deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease, giving patients a new lease on life.

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  • What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    Older adults are among the most resilient people, which has paid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to build resilience in your own life.

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  • Dark circles under your eyes: When did those show up?

    Dark circles under your eyes: When did those show up?

    Dark circles under the eyes are more a nuisance than a health issue. Learn about the common causes for dark circles and the many ways to treat them.

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  • Battling boredom: Some new strategies to try

    Battling boredom: Some new strategies to try

    Are you generally bored during this time of social isolation? Here are some online resources to try as you battle boredom caused by distancing and the pandemic.

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  • How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    Learn what causes poor indoor air quality and why it’s especially harmful to health as we age. Find out how to combat pollutants using three easy tips.

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  • How to be on the lookout for basal cell carcinoma

    How to be on the lookout for basal cell carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma most often appears in older adults. Learn about risk factors, skin exams and what to look for.

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  • Feeling colder as you get older? Here are some reasons why

    Feeling colder as you get older? Here are some reasons why

    Feeling cold is a normal part of aging, but when is it a sign of a serious health problem? Learn which conditions can give you a chill.

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  • Four strategies for managing your medications

    Four strategies for managing your medications

    Keeping multiple medications straight and getting their dosage and timing just right isn’t always easy.

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  • The positive pursuit of a new purpose after midlife

    The positive pursuit of a new purpose after midlife

    Learn how seeking new a purpose in life or following long-held interests can offer a lasting boost to mental and physical health as we age.

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  • Living through loss: How to cope when a life partner dies

    Living through loss: How to cope when a life partner dies

    Your life partner has died, which is one of the hardest losses in life. It’s more vital than ever to care for yourself. Here’s help to cope with grief.

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