Caregiver Involvement Leads to Better Cancer Outcomes
Those who have been diagnosed with colon cancer will tell you that the support of friends and relatives is invaluable. A survey of over 100 oncologists shows that physicians agree, and that caregiver involvement can lead to better disease outcomes in elderly colon cancer patients.
Living to 100 and Beyond
Science in the Spotlight
First-born daughters are three times more likely to survive to age 100 than their latter-born sisters; and first-born sons are twice as likely to become centenarians as those sons born fourth, fifth, or sixth in the family, according to a new study prepared for the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The study, which looked at family data for nearly 1,000 centenarians, shows that birth order, place of birth, and even birth month may be linked to longevity.
National Institutes of Health Funding
Get Mad Column
It’s that time again, the annual struggle over funding for the National Institutes of Health. The latest negotiations between the House and Senate yielded a proposal for an NIH budget increase of one-half of one percent for fiscal year 2006, the smallest increase since the 1970s. But, just before the Thanksgiving recess, the House rejected the bill. The following day, the Senate voted to send the bill back to a conference committee to reach an acceptable compromise.
Longevity in the Short-Term
At the Alliance for Aging Research, we are committed to a vision of healthy longevity for millions of Americans, made possible through advances in science and technology. We focus on research and initiatives that show promise for realization 10, 20, even 50 years from now.
Myrvin H. Ellestad, MD: Life-long Learner
Around the world, the name Myrvin Ellestad is synonymous with groundbreaking work in cardiology. Not surprising – for the past 50 years, Ellestad has been a leader in cardiac research and practice.