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Telomeres and the Aging Process – Part II

Last week, we looked at telomeres and their connection with health and aging. When telomeres are shortened or damaged, cells can age and die more quickly. What, if anything, can we do about it? Contrary to popular belief, genetics are not written in stone. They can be influenced by several ...

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Telomeres and the Aging Process – Part I

Most of us have heard of DNA and chromosomes. But have you heard of telomeres? Here’s a quick biology review: (1) Each cell in our body contains a nucleus. Within that nucleus are chromosomes. (2) Chromosomes contain DNA. Telomeres are lengths of DNA on the ends of chromosomes. (3) The ...

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When That Time Comes…Aging Parents

‘Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.’  Proverbs 17:31 (NIV) This past week my mother was admitted to a nursing home.  She had been in the hospital, and it was determined she needed regular medical care in order to survive.  And this is ...

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Letting Go

“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hands. I and the Father are ...

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