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2011-10-26 12:24:00

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nir Barzilai, M.D., director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will help lead a newly formed centenarian consortium for the Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Medco. The $10 million incentivized prize competition, which was announced today, challenges teams of scientists and entrepreneurs to sequence the complete genomes of 100 healthy centenarians in 30 days. Intended to...

2011-10-20 07:00:00

Second edition of book features new and updated content and case studies, sheds further light on slowing the aging process and delaying the onset of chronic diseases Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Home Care Assistance, North Americaâs premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the release of the second edition of Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life. Due to the exceptional response and positive feedback from the medical...

2011-09-21 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: CENTENARIANS DAY Profile America -- Thursday, September 22nd. The average age of the American population is on a steady climb. As people's ages creep upward, many tend to become a little vague about their exact age. After about 85, though, they become proud of their...

2011-08-04 06:38:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The U.S. Census Bureau estimates nearly 425,000 people aged 95 and older live in the United States. A new study has found that when it comes to living an exceptionally long life, people who live to be over the age of 95 or older are no more honorable than anyone else in terms of their diet, exercise routine, smoking and drinking habits. The researchers interviewed 477 Ashkenazi Jews who were living independently and were 95 and older, 75 percent were women....

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2011-08-03 10:35:00

According to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York, regular exercise, drinking in moderation and watching what you eat makes no difference to your chances of reaching the century mark. Researchers studied nearly 500 people between the ages of 95 and 109 and compared them with more than 3,000 others born during the same period. They found that those who lived long lives ate, drank and smoked just as much as those who hadn't lived as long, and...

2011-08-03 04:00:00

Einstein Researchers Find Centenarians Just as Likely as the Rest of Population to Smoke, Drink and Pack on Pounds BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/home/default.asp) of Yeshiva University. Their findings, published today in the online...

2011-05-15 00:02:35

KIPDA Will Host The Centenarian Celebration Day In Honor of Older Americans Month On May 20, 2011 From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. At The Jewish Family And Career Services in Louisville, KY. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), through its Social Services Division is hosting a celebration honoring centenarians who reside in the KIPDA region on May 20, 2011. Appreciating the many virtues that local centenarians have to offer, KIPDA...

2010-12-01 21:31:17

University of Georgia research has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, finding that how we feel about ourselves and our ability to adapt to an accumulation of challenging life experiences may be as or more important than health factors. The research, published in the current edition of the journal Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, used data collected as part of the Georgia Centenarian Study, one of only two centenarian studies in the country, to measure...

2010-11-02 23:57:41

Website focuses on genetic links to healthy aging Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has launched SuperAgers.com, a new website that features the latest information on more than a decade of aging research at Einstein. The SuperAgers.com website highlights the work of Nir Barzilai, M.D., director of the Institute for Aging Research and a team of researchers, coordinators and volunteers who, in 1998, began a study of healthy elderly between the ages of 95 and 112 years...

2010-10-13 09:15:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Centenarians, including some who are 107 and 109, celebrate a unique birthday party in their honor on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Selfhelp's Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101013/NY80709) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101013/NY80709) The party (from 10 am to noon), hosted by Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., acknowledges the 58 centenarians, including 24...