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May 2015

Monthly Archive (Generations)

05.01.2015
In a fortuitous bit of timing, the May 2015 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month coincides with the publication of the Spring 2015 issue of Generations. It’s fortuitous because both the golden anniversary and Generations focus on how older adults can take charge of their lives and remain... Read More
05.01.2015
By Paul Irving Ageism is alive and well, with old-age stereotypes lurking in public and private institutions. From the water cooler to the webpage, negative age bias is frustratingly prevalent. For older individuals, recognizing the current reality is a difficult, yet necessary, first step... Read More
05.01.2015
By Diana L. Stilwell Older adults face many health decisions requiring their active and involved participation. Fortunately, today’s older adults have access to more health information than ever before, from traditional sources such as books, magazines, and broadcast media, to online... Read More
05.01.2015
By Charlotte Yeh The myths of aging are stubborn. For generations, these myths have been a drag on the possibilities people ages 50 and older see for themselves, and they have maintained a stranglehold on the notion of well-being at this later stage in life. Despite reams of research countering... Read More
05.01.2015
By Colleen M. McBride On the cutting edge of the self-empowered aging trend are those who wish to delve into their own DNA for clues about their future health. Thanks to technological developments, low-cost genetic tests are now available for as little as $100. The dirty little secret, however,... Read More
05.01.2015
Dr. Martin Makary is chief of Islet Transplantation Surgery and a professor of Health Policy & Management at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as a medical commentator for Fox News and NBC’s TODAY show. He created the surgical checklist later... Read More

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