May 19, 2017
Hepatitis C kills more people in the United States each year than any other infectious disease, yet few people realize how widespread the virus is or know what areas of the country are most impacted.
May 15, 2017
By Jessica Portner
“It’s a beautiful thing when you’ve resuscitated someone and you get them back,” says paramedic Henry Ledo, “but if you can do anything for anyone in their life, it’s at least to respect their wishes.”
May 2, 2017
By Hannah Guzik
When Kirsten Dearing stands up, her autonomic nervous system goes haywire, causing her blood pressure to plummet and her heart to race. It’s a condition that sometimes leaves the Santa Rosa resident unable to cope with everyday tasks, and she’s spent the last two years trying to sort through possible medications, weighing side effects against her debilitating symptoms.
April 2, 2017
Over the past 40 years, the contract between a technology company and its workers has changed dramatically, with ageism a clear consequence.
March 27, 2017
Mick Smyer launched the website Graying Green to help foster a social movement that would “energize older adults around what is arguably our most important issue.”
And where others – including climate change scientists – only saw tired victims, Smyer saw possibilities.
March 21, 2017
Long considered the step before hospice, palliative care can actually be offered at any stage of a serious illness and focuses on humane treatment. It is sometimes called “comfort care.” It’s quickly becoming mainstream just as hospice – unknown before the 1970s – has now become standard medical procedure for those with fewer than six months to live.
March 11, 2017
Overwhelmed family caregivers feel lost and frustrated, unable to navigate a fragmented and confusing system of support
that should integrate adult daycare, long-term care and respite care for exhausted caregivers, while educating families on complex topics like dementia.
March 6, 2017
Nearly everyone has a healthcare horror story. For William and Madeline Jay, theirs is worse than most.
February 27, 2017
Whether it’s partner dancing, yoga, walking, riding motorcycles or climbing trees, older adults are sustaining good health and reducing chronic disease by getting off their butts in newly creative ways that emphasize flexibility rather than sweaty exercise or muscle-bound weightlifting.
February 20, 2017
Launching online this Sunday, the Age Without Borders Virtual Summit
joins over 50 global experts who will discuss health and wellness, technology, global breakthroughs, retirement, travel, caregiving, housing, finance, nutrition, spirituality and activism.