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Thanks largely to scientific advances, it is estimated that today there are more people aged 60 or older than ever before. Further, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060.

These numbers are a testament to developments in science and technology over the last century. Vaccines, antibiotics, and improved hygiene have helped keep many infectious diseases in check. And, safer conditions at home and in the workplace contribute to healthy aging and longer life spans.

However, these increasing life spans are also creating new challenges. While medical advances in the 20th century had their greatest impact on infectious disease, the focus of medical science in the 21st century will need to address problems associated with chronic disease—including heart disease, lung disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes—as these are the conditions increasingly prevalent among older adults. Thus, it’s not surprising that it is commonly assumed that age brings infirmity. And, indeed, many health issues are connected with age—years of stress, sun exposure, and unhealthy habits add up. But there is a growing understanding that age-related infirmity is not inevitable. Not only can many age-related health issues be prevented, but the growing field of anti-aging, or regenerative, medicine offers many options for addressing the damage that has occurred over time—whether internally or aesthetically.

In the April issue, we will explore with area practitioners how they address the chronic health problems facing older patients as well as the options they offer for turning back the clock—from lifestyle changes, to detoxing, to cosmetic procedures and products.


A special section of the publication—Other Voices, Other Choices—provides a forum for area practitioners to submit articles related to the feature topic. In this section, we invite health care/health service providers who have a special connection to the feature topic to write articles about their work.

While most health care practitioners work with older patients and clients, some have special interest and expertise to offer seniors at this stage of their lives. Are you a fitness trainer, health coach, retirement planner, dietitian, or geriatric provider? Do you focus on vision and hearing issues, heart health, family counseling?

If your practice focuses on the issues facing older populations, we welcome your voice in this issue’s Other Voices, Other Choices section. To join the conversation, see information about the Other Voices, Other Choices section in Advertising in Health&Healing, and contact us at 919-967-6802.


The following are reservation deadlines to guarantee space in the April 2023 issue; advertisements may be included after these dates on a space available basis. To reserve space, a reservation contract must be submitted by the appropriate deadline. Contact us for information or a reservation contract.

  • Reserve article space by March 20
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  • Other Voices, Other Choices articles due April 7
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