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MiddleAging - 90.3 WCPN ideastream

- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents MiddleAging!

NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. MiddleAging is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.

In-Depth Reports about MiddleAging during Morning Edition & All Things Considered on 90.3 WCPN

MiddleAging & Cancer

Why does our risk of cancer increase as we age? Is there anything we can do during our "middle years" to better/worsen our odds? We will explore the biology of cancer and aging as well as the cutting edge new research in this field.

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Learn more about cancer in NetWellness' Cancer Center.

Plain Dealer Interview

Regarding the PD's MiddleAging coverage in the Tuesday Health section of the PD, and five things you can do to guarantee that your memory and cognition will stay sharp as you age.

MiddleAging & Hormones

Middle age brings lots of changes to hormones - in women and men. Why do our hormones change? What are the physical, emotional, psychological consequences of these changes? Are there safe, effective ways to manage the symptoms that accompany a drop in hormonal levels?

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Learn more about women's health in NetWellness' Women's Health Center.

In-Depth Reports during Morning Edition on 90.3 WCPN

Preview of MiddingAging

Preview the TV special airing on WVIZ/PBS.

Peak Performance

You might be surprised when major organs and body systems reach their peak performance. Let's just say we start going "downhill" long before 40 candles appear on the cake. What does this mean to the MiddleAging boomers who are trying to follow doctor's orders by exercising more often and more vigorously? And since we are living much longer these days shouldn't our bodies be "peaking" later? Is there any way to "peak" later?

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The Sound of Ideas

Views of Aging

An examination of the societal and psychological views of aging and how those views have changed and continue to evolve as baby boomers start retiring. How do these powerful perspectives influence feelings and behaviors? And are there more healthy, realistic, or productive ways boomers should think about aging now so when they become "elderly" life will be more fulfilling? A conversation about the realizations middle age people come to, how they feel when they can't perform at the level they used to, what they can do to compensate for that, and how they can be comfortable in their own 50 year-old skin.

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Learn more about aging in NetWellness' Senior Health Center.

How to Master the Art of Aging

How to master the art of aging before it's too late- what's good and not so good about getting older? For some that time may be an opportunity to relax and enjoy life, but for others it's an experience filled with pain and loneliness. What can you do during the "middle age" years to better position yourself for 10-15 years down the road on a physical, emotional, financial, psychological and social level. It takes more than 401K contributions to prepare and adapt before old age sets in.

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Learn more about wellness in NetWellness' Wellness Center.

Around Noon

Acting & Aging

Dee talks with Great Lakes Theater Festival actress Laura Perrotta, who is managing the "middle years" with a very strict diet, exercise regimen and lifestyle choices that better equip her to play roles of any age.

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Learn more about women's health in NetWellness' Women's Health Center.

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Last Reviewed: Feb 25, 2014