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Sneak Peak: How the 90+ year-olds are letting us know how to age intelligently.

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“There truly isn’t anything like the 90+ Study. Results obtained thus far have provided researchers across the globe with valuable information about aging.”                                                                    ~ Dr. Claudia Kawas
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It is no secret that life expectancy has increased almost by 30 years. But what determines if anyone makes it past 90?  Do we event want to? What resources are available to us to continue being independent, and most of all healthy?   Take a sneak peak on Dr. Kawa's research as seen on her interview with 60 minutes.  


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About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

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Not because we are old, but because we will eventually get there! Let's make our journey easier!

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Have you ever wondered what steps we can take to prepare ourselves for healthy aging? Do we even know where to start? What resources are available to us to ensure a happy aging process? What do we need to consider if we are taking care of a family member?

The Howell Foundation will celebrate its last luncheon of the year on November 11 with a topic that concerns us all: 'Intelligent Aging".  We have the honor of hosting two experts that can give us a in-depth perspective on the intelligent steps to to take in our aging journey.

Claudia Kawas, MD, Professor of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine, and lead investigator of the “The 90 + Study” (as seen on 60 Minutes) is dedicated to advancing knowledge about the cognitive and physiological changes that occur in aging.  Since 1989, hundreds of older adults have contributed their time and effort to helping scientists explore healthy brain aging.

Claudia Kawas, MD, Professor of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine, is a geriatric neuro…

Reminder: have you checked yourself?

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About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.

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Summary & Design prepared by Carolyn Northrup with information from the following sources:
City of Hope: http://www.cityofhope.org/blog/breas…

The 4 things you can start doing TODAY on your journey to happiness.

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"They were wonderful, so knowledgeable and delivered the important message in a fun way!" 
For those who got there in a bad mood, authors Ward and Stokes certainly managed to put them in a happy place!  Surrounded by great company and wonderful food, this instalment of the Howell’s Evening series did not disappoint.
Fact is research shows happy people are more creative, and therefore, more focused and more productive.  The more productive, the more fulfilled and the more motivated.  The more motivated the happier they are.   And so the cycle continues.  The challenge is how to get to THAT specific point.   
It’s about creating the habit of happiness.  According to Hillary and Kim, it starts with re-wiring your brain by understanding the role emotions play in our well being and how they affect our neural pathways.   Since the emotional part of the brain reacts faster than the thinking part of the brain, identifying and understanding negative emotions --like stress-- will hel…

In support of Mental Health Week.

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It is well known that approximately 19 million people suffer depression each year; 1 in 5 americans! Sadly, the majority are women.  Did you know that women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men? As a matter of fact, one in four women is likely to have an episode of major depression at some point in her life. One third of women with depression live with this condition untreated. 
But what are the major causes of depression and how do women react to treatment?  What are the genetic, biological and psycho-social factors that might lead women into depression?  Find out more!  





About the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s…