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Aric Rogers, Ph.D., studies the mechanisms of aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

Can a really strict diet prolong your ‘health span’?

A discovery, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Aging Cell, raises the possibility of developing therapeutic drugs that stave off aging and prolong the “health span” in humans — without the unpleasant and potentially risky constraints of severe dietary restriction.
Geoff and Nancy Ragsdale

To help Maine seniors ‘age in place,’ it takes two villages

There are many models for making communities age-friendly, but Bowdoinham and Richmond have found a way to work with existing organizations.
Dottie Ham, 80, opens her door to 32-year-old Caitlyn Gunn, a volunteer who delivers meals in the Bangor area for the Meals on Wheels program.

From kitchen to doorstep, Meals on Wheels feeds hungry Maine seniors

“The meals are pretty good,” Dottie Ham said. “I just thaw them out and put them in the microwave for a few minutes. I’m eating better now than I ever have, I guess.”
Bethan Malcolm, regional ombudsman with the Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, works the phone on behalf of one of her clients.

Maine’s long-term care ombudsman a tireless advocate

Anyone with questions or concerns about long-term care in Maine needs Brenda Gallant’s phone number on speed dial.

Is the doctor’s waiting room the new singles bar for boomers?

Stew Russell

Meet the 93-year-old who never stopped working and doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon

It’s fitting that a man who never stopped working is employed at a store that never stops, either.

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the world by 2030 and the United States one of the lowest among developed countries, the study showed.

Is bronchitis contagious?