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Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 06.16.2017
Research and personal experiences became the 1970 newsprint first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. “We were furious about how many men wrote about women’s bodies or sexuality without knowing much, and we weren’t going to write unless we knew what we were talking about,” Swenson said in a recent... Read More
posted 06.14.2017
Call it intersectionality (the intersection of age and sex discrimination) or call it more of the same—whatever the name, the reality is that older women get paid less for their experience and education than men, and older women have a more difficult time finding work if they are unemployed. Read More
posted 06.14.2017
Contemporary online tools like social media have enabled older adults to bridge geographic gaps with their families. Advances in telemedicine foster the increased use of health-monitoring devices and improve communications with doctors. Technology allows more older adults to age in place with the... Read More
posted 06.14.2017
To comprehend the status of older women, minorities and LGBTQ people in the United States, it is essential to understand the evolution of civil rights in this country. Read More
posted 05.15.2017
In recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and social services is driving reductions... Read More
posted 03.19.2017
We all need to double (and triple) our advocacy and education about the benefits of healthcare (and other at-risk) services and programs and about the impact of their repeal, modification or funding cuts. For ASA members, this means taking the time to educate your congressional delegation about... Read More
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 03.10.2017
It is no secret that Republicans want to move decisions out of Washington. On the table are block grants for Medicaid, premium support for Medicare and relying more upon private insurance. The congressional leadership, backed by an amenable Administration, may well be able to move forward in all... Read More
posted 03.09.2017
These are times of great ferment in relation to prescription drugs, especially as they relate to older patients. Controversy and change are brewing in the areas of medication research, approval, promotion, pricing and reimbursement. Read More
posted 03.09.2017
The American people should not be fooled. If Social Security or Medicare is transformed, it will be for ideological reasons. The result will be less adequate coverage for all of us, but especially, our most vulnerable fellow citizens. Read More

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