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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
posted 03.09.2017
Aging service providers have an essential role to play in ensuring the well-being, vitality and quality of life of individuals, families and communities. Yet if they are to flourish in a rapidly changing social, political and economic environment, it is essential that leaders of these organizations... Read More
posted 03.06.2017
The Somali culture expects one to highly prioritize a loved one’s care—it is through the care that a person receives blessings that eases their affairs—and when it comes to the chronic disease of dementia this can be a very demanding cultural value. Read More
posted 03.03.2017
Americans across all racial and ethnic lines describe losing vision as potentially having the greatest impact on their life. And yet, vision and eye health challenges remain a largely overlooked public health problem facing our nation. 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 02.28.2017
The prevalence of what we call purpose beyond-the-self cuts across all demographic groups and was just as high for respondents with health and financial problems as it was for those who were healthy and financially secure. Read More

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