A New Class of Medical Tests
Cholesterol checks, mammograms, prostate exams-all these screenings have become routine as science discovers ways to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stages. So what about new tests that have been gaining attention in news reports lately? Are they more hope, or just hype?
Restricting Your Diet, Testing Your Willpower
Science in the Spotlight
Want to live longer? Just eat less -- a lot less. Some say that cutting calories may well be the key to longer life that researchers have been seeking for generations.
Get Mad...And Vote!
Get Mad Column
Campaign commercials, local politician appearances, and issue rallies can only mean one thing…The election season is quickly approaching! The Alliance for Aging Research urges you to think about the political healthcare issues that will ultimately affect your health, form your opinions on these hot topic and vote!
Science Got Us Into This Mess, and Science Will Get Us Out
One hundred years ago, when life expectancy for a newborn in the United States was less than 50 years, there wasn't a lot of worry over how to care for massive numbers of older Americans. Back when only one of every 25 Americans reached the age of 65 - and 65 was considered old! - U.S. politics didn't give much attention to something called the "Graying of America." Words like "geriatrics" and "Alzheimer's Disease" hadn't even entered our vocabulary.
Jane Scott: Rock of Ages
Years past the age many would consider time to retire from any job, especially a job that is traditionally filled by the young and hip, Jane Scott was grooving with audience members young enough to be her grandkids as rock critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.