Friday, November 12, 2010

Baby Boomers and HIV/AIDS

The number of HIV/AIDS cases for the 50 and older crowd appears to be on the rise. Not only are baby boomers reportedly engaging in more casual sex, but they're also doing it at the risk of contracting more sexual diseases.

Currently, about 19 percent of all people with HIV/AIDS in the United States are age 50 and older according to a report from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

In an analysis of National Health Interview data, a researcher found that almost half of women over age 50 were totally uninformed about HIV, compared with only 14 percent of younger adults.

SHAME and EMBARRASSMENT has led to silence and that has contributed to an upsurge of HIV cases among individuals 50 and older over the course of the epidemic.

To read more about this study, please click on the headline "Baby Boomers and HIV/AIDS"

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Baby Boomers Need Social Media

The Tsunami of old age is going to going to come crashing through very soon. What is the world going to do with nearly 80 million baby boomers?

Geriatrician Dr. Phil Wood says baby boomers can be proactive by taking measures to enjoy life well into the golden years. Boomers can do this by remembering that whatever is good for the heart is good for the brain, so fruit and vegetables should form part of a healthy diet and the more colorful the fruit and vegetables, the better.

He also adds baby boomers should be active in the social networks to stimulate their brain activity. The use of brain and exercise together are very important.

Start blogging, join a community forum, get active on Facebook and/or Twitter.

In other words, use your retiring years to remain active, increase your social networks and eat sensibly.

The use of brain and exercise together are very important.