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bells and know from whereSWIMMING is a sport in which almost all the
body’s muscle groups are involved, making it one of the best and most complete
activities that everyone can do, particularly older adults.
September 15, 2006
DESPITE the fact that many older
adults have acceptable hearing, this capacity
typically declines with age with the emergence of
presbycusis — a word derived from the Greek
presbus, which means old and acusis, to
hear— that can be due to sensor or nerve damage,
poor cochlear conduction or atrophy of the vascular
Always think about the senior citizen
you want to be
September 15, 2006
recent years many specialists have occupied
themselves in searching for an adequate and credible
definition of the aging process and the concept of
Swimming is good for your health and
state of mind
We must learn to grow older
AT what age does old age begin? Does it begin when
we’re born or after adulthood? .
They are two questions
that have yet to be answered by many scientists when taking into account that
aging is, perhaps, the most multi-factored and diverse process that exists, in
which every cell in the body ages differently; at the same time, life expectancy
is increasing with every year that passes.
Life expectancy in Cuba soon to be 80
AGING with health is the maxim of the 4th
International Conference on Satisfactory Longevity: an Integral Vision, which
took place in Cuba’s Hotel Nacional, sponsored by the Caribbean Medical
Association and the 120 Years Club.
Cuba ratified as the country in which
to live to 120
January 13, 2006
is a country with the conditions to live for 120
years with quality, as ratified in an international
workshop on life expectancy at birth, organized in
Havana with the participation of authorities on the
matter from various countries.
Professor Eugene Selman Housein, president of the
120 Years Club, gave a paper on public health care
and cultural and social development on the island.
January 13, 2006
people claim that they cannot swallow food because
it gets stuck in their esophagus, thus interrupting
its passage to the stomach.
obesity epidemic advancing
December 8, 2005
national anti-obesity campaigns, the majority of U.S.
schools are continuing to offer popular foodstuffs
high in calories and low in protein.
are not alone
December 1, 2005
DIABETES mellitus is a chronic
disease characterized by excess glucose in the blood
due to the pancreas not producing insulin (a hormone
that converts glucose into energy) or insulin not
being employed in an optimum manner by the body.
HEART PALPITATIONS AND THEIR
November 11, 2005
palpitations are one of the most frequently reported
medical symptoms because of the general fear that
they might indicate cardiac disease. In many cases
it is a false alarm, but all incidents should be
attacks should not be taken lightly
November 4, 2005
due to deficiencies in the health system or for
personal or family neglect, many individuals around
the world with high blood pressure and other
conditions that affect the heart, are not receiving
the attention recommended for their illness.
October 27, 2005
IN the U.S., according
to studies done in that country, Hispanics are the
principal victims of Alzheimer’s disease, a
progressive and incurable neurological disorder, and
it is feared that in the first years of this century
it will claim the lives of more than one million
individuals of this minority.
helps us live longer
October 13, 2005
MOTIVATION is one of
the factors for maintaining quality of life in older
adults, and for aspiring to reach the age of 120 or
more. And social relations are an example of
incentive for older adults.
benefits and risks
October 6, 2005
is one of the most extensive nutritional problems in
the world, especially in developing countries and
among low-income populations, although it is present
in every country.
search of new solutions for old problems
September 9, 2005
fertile fields of genetics, the road to living
longer could provide new solutions for old problems,
or at least perpetuate the scientific search so that
that progressive deterioration called aging is
prolonged, along with a better quality of life.
resistance, an advantage of physical exercise
IT’S not just older people
who need to have an exercise program appropriate to
their physical condition and age in order to enjoy
good health and live longer and better.
120 YEARS CLUB
action in time is key
CEREBROVASCULAR disease is the third
cause of death in developed countries, and its
occurrence increases with age, becoming more likely
in individuals over 65 years old.
A call in
time may avoid consequences
July 29, 2005
URINARY obstructions or obstructive uropathy is
characterized by total or partial difficulty in
eliminating urine, which results in a series of
structural and functional disorders in the urinary
Scientists from 13 countries with
May 24, 2005
THE 3rd International
Conference on Satisfactory Longevity had an
emotional ending when experts from 13 countries
attending the event shared some time with a group of
Cuban centenarians and learned directly from those
individuals about their experiences and motivations.
changes in older adults
May 20, 2005
experts, the older adult stage generally begins
during the ages of 60-65, and at that time, physical
changes take place due to wear and tear on the body’s
Conference on Satisfactory Longevity
A lot can be
done with few resources
May 19, 2005
representatives of UN agencies and the Pan-American
Health Organization acknowledged the success of the
Cuban public health system during the opening of the
3rd International Conference on Satisfactory
Longevity, attended by scientists from 10 nations.
Who says I can’t move?
EVARISTO got up from the armchair to help his niece move some books, but she stopped him and lovingly said: "No Grandpa, sit down, don’t move. You’ve already done a lot for the family¼ now it’s our turn."
120 YEARS CLUB
relations and the elderly
THE elderly can continue to have meaningful and enjoyable sexual experiences, according to a study on the sexual activities of this sector of the population by Cibeles Lorenzo Viego from the José Martí University Center in Sancti Spíritus province.
wanting to sleep and being unable to
ELDERLY people, retired or otherwise, workers
subjected to the tensions of daily life, students
preparing for examinations and other individuals are
frequently affected by insomnia.
of Ideas contributes to longevity
THE cardiology project being developed in Cuba with
respect to cardiovascular surgery will mean
increased longevity and quality of life for patients.
More than 75 million octogenarians in the world
DURING this century, all the
Latin American countries will record an increase in
the percentage of their elderly, according to a
paper by the Pan-American Health Office (OPS) at the
International Meeting of Octogenarians in Havana.
Rare Centenarians Conference
FOR the first time in Cuba and possibly in the world, an International Centenarians Conference has just taken place in Havana, in which a group of men and women aged between 100 to 124 shared their experiences and responded to geriatrists’ and experts’ questions on lifestyle and other factors
that help to prolong life.
BEYOND the popularity and pleasure of
drinking wine, there is an unknown that many
consumers would like to have clear: is it good for
your health or not?
resistance and advantages of exercising
WITH aging, a series
of physiological and body changes occur. The elderly
usually experience a significant decrease of
strength and muscular mass as a consequence of long
periods of inactivity.
Latin American and Caribbean region, where a large
part of the population lives in poverty, illustrates
the paradox of the aging phenomenon that is of
concern to experts because in the great majority of
countries it is not accompanied by a better quality
from noise: deafness and loneliness
RECENTLY we examined
the effects of excessive noise, an increasing
phenomenon of modern life, and one that is
especially harmful for the elderly.
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