Updates (Page 47)

April 16, 2008

New Documentary Helps to Debunk Stereotypes of Old Age

Last Thursday morning during my usual routine of eating breakfast while listening to NPR’s “Morning Edition,” movie critic Kenneth Turan was discussing a new documentary, Young at Heart.
April 14, 2008

Is Diabetes Threatening our Economy

A recent report from the American Diabetes Association confirmed that in addition to being a major public health threat, the increasing cost of diabetes is threatening the health of our economy.
April 9, 2008

Podcast Series on Personalized Medicine

According to the a recent Washington Post article, more than 20 companies today offer personalized genomics tests that promise to help you determine what diseases you may get and gain insight into your personality and behavior.
March 26, 2008

Spending or Investing? — The Silver Book & Innovation

With the presidential election looming and the state of our economy in question, it’s not surprising that health care spending continues to be a hot topic.
March 18, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

On February 4, 2008, the Bush administration released its proposed budget recommendations for funding all federal agencies in fiscal year 2009. Under this proposal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would receive a 2.9% overall increase in funding this year.
March 11, 2008

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Not so very long ago, a medical researcher who chose to study aging was in some danger of committing career suicide. Gerontology was often associated with a dreary listing of physical and mental declines associated with old age.