Jan 15

Response to Stress

by Emily Berger and Rebecca Morley No, it’s not just in your head. When you’re stressed out, scientific research confirms that your body responds physiologically. Think back to the last time you had butterflies in your stomach before an important presentation. They may have initiated in the brain, but it was the stomach that felt […]

Jan 15

Live Strong and Prosper

by Brace Hayden There are many advantages to maintaining your muscle and bone health as you age, the least of which might be living long enough to see then ext “Star Trek” series for more sage advice from ancient sci-fi heroes like Mr. Spock.

Jan 15

Leaps in Technology

by Zach Benoit Growing up, Diane Kylander noticed that her mother’s hands would shake but didn’t think much of it. Now 72, the Billings performer and writer for decades figured it was just something that happened later in life, until it began happening to her, too.

Jan 15

Keep Moving

By Jessey Borden and Lisa Beczkiewicz We know that every human body needs to move. Seniors, boomers, generation Xers, millennials and children alike benefit from exercising daily.

Oct 9

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

by Terry Egan This fall, Montanans need to “take a stand to prevent falls.” It’s a good time to evaluate fall prevention measures you can take in your home and your community.

Oct 9

Keeping Balance

by Brace Hayden Each year, Americans aged 65 and older have a 1 in 3 chance of falling . In fact, every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in their local emergency room for a fall. And every 20 minutes, an older adult dies of complications from a fall.

May 4

New Cancer Treatment: Experimental Options

by Chris Cioffi In the nearly two years after Billings resident Mary Ellen Hitron, 64, was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma – the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma – she has always believed that she would beat the cancer.

May 4

Yoga for Boomers

by Lori Chase “When the breath wanders, the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika While yoga is pervasive today, many from the baby boomer generation remember how it began to […]

May 4

Alzheimer’s: Know the Warning Signs

by Mindy Renfro The days go by faster, my body doesn’t always “rise to the occasion” and my keys – where did I put my keys? Aging certainly beats the alternative, but is certainly not for the weak. Of course, aging equals living longer – a very good thing – but presents many new challenges to each of us.