This early-stage biosensor project is intended to inspire other researchers to continue exploring the field.

Thanks to researchers at MIT and Harvard, pharmaceutical companies may have a new avenue in diagnostic medical tools to explore: tattoos.  

The DermalAbyss project is examining a new world of bio-interfaces in which the body surface itself is used as an interactive display. Traditional tattoo inks are replaced with biosensors that change colors in response to variations in interstitial fluid, otherwise known as tissue fluid. Researchers investigated four biosensors in which the inks changed colors on the skin to mark differences in the body’s pH, glucose levels and sodium levels.

 

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Water aerobics is increasing in popularity for seniors with arthritis

Are you looking for ways to help sooth your arthritis? Physicians are now agreeing that water walking is good therapy for people with joint pain or damage. Water aerobics has become increasingly popular with seniors to help reduce the strain on muscles and joints. In this article, authors Camille Noe Pagan and Sean Kelley list many benefits of water aerobics for seniors and explain how to begin.

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Having fun and staying healthy

Tired of visiting the doctor and hearing how you need to be more active, be more social, and get more sun? Why not take up golfing? Golfing is known as the leisure sport, but it still promotes tons of health benefits. A recent article written on healthfitnessrevolution.com gives the top ten benefits of golfing.

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Life’s A Garden Dig it!

Are you thinking of starting a new hobby? Do you think gardening might be your hobby of choice?

Starting to garden as a hobby can be overwhelming and daunting in the beginning. Readers Digest

author Lauren Gelman says that there are multiple things that a beginner gardener can do to make

it faster, cleaner and more efficient.

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Proof Is In The Pudding

A research study called Aging 2.0 was conducted in 2013 - 2014 to show the effects of seniors using social media. The results of the project suggest that training older adults to use computers can promote social interaction, feelings of competence and feed into positive health outcomes. You can find the published results here.  Being connected to your family and friends through social media of any form could cause many health benefits. 

Do Something "Grand" Together

We all know that being a grandparent is our reward for surviving raising our kids. It's a precious gift given to us that should be celebrated year round. But did you know that National Grandparent's Day is designated for the first Sunday after Labor Day of every September? Well, if it's been awhile since the "grands" have come to visit, we found a great resource that can bring you all closer together - all year long.

Even if you’ve been diligently saving for retirement and have your money socked away in the right investments for your age, unforeseen problems can disrupt your careful planning.

Threats to your retirement can come from both inside your own family and from strangers who want to take advantage of you. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself.