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Contents SPRING 2015 THE BIG STORY How to cook Popeye's favorite veggie PAGE 54 Studies show that people are often happier as they get older. PAGE 16 IN EVERY ISSUE FEATURES 8 Heart-Smart Nutrition A cardiologist offers advice for maintaining a healthy weight, especially in the later years. 9 Age Is Just a Number Past your prime? Maybe not. See some amazing achievements by older folks. 10 The Long View Despite a serious eye condition, actress Judi Dench is determined to do what she loves at age 80 and beyond. 14 You: Part 2 Life is full of surprises, and they don't stop when you're on the other side of 50. 22 Going Through the Motions Our joints endure a lifetime of bending, twisting and rotating. Here's how to keep them in top shape. 28 Your Last Chapter: Expressing End-of-Life Wishes It's something that no one wants to think about, but everyone needs to. 36 Eat Well, Age Well Improving your diet can help lower your risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer as you get older. Here's how. 2 3 4 6 42 44 46 50 38 5 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore Is that chest pain or heart palpitation something you can let go-or should you call 911? Consult this guide. 40 Managing Menopause If you're experiencing hot flashes and other symptoms, we show you ways to find relief and revel in this stage of life. Phil's Feature 3 Easy Ways Out of the White Coat Healthy Dose This Just In The Truth About Allergies Healthy Buys: Golden Gifts Quiz: Freak Out or Chill Out? 52 At a Glance: Smoke Alarm 54 In the Market: Spinach 56 Health by the Numbers: Focus on Fertility Can too much gaming cause osteoarthritis? PAGE 43 33 Muscle Matters With a bit of well-planned effort, you can make your "declining years" less about declining and a lot more about staying fit and enjoying yourself. COVER PHOTO BY NEIL TINGLE-ALLSTAR-GLOBE PHOTOS INC. SPRING 2015 1

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