Seniors and Supplements: Risks vs. Rewards
Echinacea, St. John's wort, valerian-these exotic dietary supplements are becoming household names in a society eager to maintain its youthful vigor. Seniors, too, are increasingly turning to supplements as a way to stave off deadly diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease and fight prostate cancer. But before you rush out to buy these modern marvels, consider their downside.
Advances for the New Millennium
Science in the Spotlight
There is a fine line in medical research between hope and realism. Today's highly-hyped breakthrough could be tomorrow's bust. So it may seem premature to try to characterize any of the advances in research on aging since the turn of the 21st century as "bigger" or "brighter" than others. Only time will tell.
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Get Mad Colun
Medical errors are one of the Nation's leading causes of death and injury. A recent report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. This means that more people die from medical errors than from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS.
A Look Back to the Future
When the Alliance For Aging Research was formed fifteen years ago, the country was not focused on the impact of the aging and how the health of the Baby Boomers will affect our economy and our overall society.
Dr. Ray Crist: Probing Nature's Secrets
Dr. Ray Crist's life has come full circle. His boyhood fascination with nature on a Pennsylvania farm eventually led to his pivotal role in the birth of the atomic age. Now, at age 101, Crist is still coaxing nature to reveal its secrets.
Centenarians: The Ultimate Survivors
Living to 100 may well represent the ultimate game of "Survivor." Centenarians, as they're known, were alive at the turn of the last century, when airplanes, computers, and space travel were pure science fantasies. And yet, a century later, these centenarians are blazing new trails in science every day.