In Pursuit of Healthy Old Age, The Anti-aging Field ‘Explodes’

Experts on the forefront of anti-aging medicine say the field is booming, with therapies on the horizon to target illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer’s and make for a healthier, older population in the years to come. Much of the research done so far has been on lab animals and simple organisms like worms, which enable…

Story: Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

 Healthcare and the commonweal should not be politicized, nor should it strictly be about the “bottom line”. When people from differing philosophies, political positions, as well as those strictly concerned about “market forces” can come together, understanding our true potential for solutions, and for the good of others, rather than just “their team”, great things…

What The New RAISE Family Caregivers Act Will Do

  Back in June, in a blog post I wrote about the stresses many of America’s 40 million family caregivers feel, I said: “Perhaps one day, Congress will pass something like the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family … What The New RAISE Family Caregivers Act Will Do Last month, the House…

The Aging Brain: Tips to Help You Keep Your Brain Sharp

While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging–including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others–are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age.Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality,…