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Monthly Archive (Health & Wellness)

posted 03.10.2017
When rates of preventable deaths by cause are mapped, as The Washington Post did in November 2016, the maps look much like the map of the recent presidential election. States that voted for Donald Trump appear to have a higher percentage of preventable deaths than those states that voted for... Read More
posted 03.02.2017
The biggest difference between Dr. Green’s approach and so many others is that she is not teaching us to get “closure,” a shutting off in response to the deaths of loved ones, but rather, “homeostasis,” a state of psychological equilibrium. And that is, indeed, what we... Read More
posted 02.23.2017
When is forgetting part of the normal course of life? When does forgetting become a reason to worry? How can we tell the difference? Read More
posted 01.27.2017
“We developed a number of contractual arrangements with local hospitals, health plans, and medical practices to embed our staff in their facilities, and collaborate in engaging older adults in the work we do.” Read More
posted 01.17.2017
I am a third-generation Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, service-connected disabled veteran, and a cisgender gay man. It is because of the courage of those who have gone before me that I am able to say these things publically. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
We knew from our experiences with other LGBT vets that many of them experienced the effects of war and, to a larger degree, institutionalized bigotry and hate. Read More
posted 01.17.2017
LGBT veterans by and large served their country while keeping their true identities to themselves. Such closeting is immensely stressful and set LGBT service members apart from those with whom they served. Read More
posted 01.11.2017
The good news is that in recent years, the topic of caregiving has gotten more public attention than ever before. The bad news is that too many caregivers work in isolation with little recognition or support from others. Read More
posted 12.09.2016
Intergenerational exchange about technology products reflects a new trend: one where older adults, who are typically thought of as late adopters of technology, are beginning to find that their opinions are valuable and sought after by tech inventors.  Read More
posted 12.09.2016
As ASA members are increasingly in the position to identify, recommend and implement technology-based solutions for clients, families and policymakers, it is incumbent upon us to stay abreast of the exciting benefits and challenges that technology-enabled solutions offer. Read More

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