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March 2014

Monthly Archive (Generations)

By Sara Honn Qualls Social relationships have as much impact on physical health as blood pressure, smoking, physical activity, and obesity, as demonstrated in 1988 by House, Landis, and Umberson. Their meta-analysis of 148 longitudinal studies found a 50 percent increase... Read More
Social relationships have as much impact on physical health as blood pressure, smoking, physical activity, and obesity. But the power of social relationships has yet to top the list of concerns in the worlds of prevention and disease management. This issue of Generations provides key findings on... Read More
Making a move to a senior housing community may be infused with excitement, indecision, questions about identity, and physical exhaustion. Many of these same thoughts and feelings are provoked during any relocation to a new home at any stage of life. The difference ... Read More
By Marie Jobling “I’m scared I’m going to break it,” said Tricia, the first time she sat in front of a computer. As she moved the mouse around and watched the screen, fear spread across her face. “I don’t think I can do this.” Like... Read More
By Karen S. Rook An older widowed woman appreciates the many ways her son helps her with important tasks and decisions, but recently she has noticed that he calls and stops by to visit less frequently. She knows he has a demanding job, but she cannot help feeling hurt... Read More
The United States and other Western countries have seen a steady increase in the number of immigrants since the 1970s. A recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that close to 13 percent of the U.S. population is foreign-born, and about 12 percent of the... Read More

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