Updates (Page 48)

January 27, 2009

Wear Red for Heart Disease Awareness

During the past couple years, you may have noticed red dress pins being worn by women across the country. Maybe you also noticed the red dresses printed on some food labels in your local grocery store. This red dress has become the national symbol for heart disease awareness in women. On February 6, National Wear Red Day, wear red and encourage those around you to talk about heart disease—the number one cause of death for women in the U.S.
January 15, 2009

Eyeing a Healthy 2009

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month--perfect timing to add an eye exam to your list of New Year’s resolutions.
December 5, 2008

Gearing Up for the Silver Tsunami

As the Silver Tsunami approaches, more and more families will be faced with the choice of staying at home and caring for their loved one or finding outside assistance. The uBOT-5 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst may be available to help.
November 18, 2008

Gap between Beliefs and Actions in Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

While most people in a recent survey said they would encourage a loved one to seek early diagnosis if they suspected Alzheimer’s disease, when faced with the reality, only a small number sought out early diagnosis.
November 17, 2008

Nissan’s Design Strategy Emphasizes an Aging Population

Automaker Nissan has created a suit that simulates the affects of aging. This suit, worn by auto designers, mimics a bulging stomach, slow reflexes, physical weakness, and even vision problems. The designers’ goal is to make vehicles that are very friendly and drivable for an ever growing aging population thanks to the baby boom generation.
November 12, 2008

Silver Alerts for Missing Seniors

One frightening reality Alzheimer's caregivers face is the potential for a loved one to wander and not be able to find their way home. A new idea has emerged--an Amber Alert system for the elderly, appropriately called Silver Alert.
October 29, 2008

Early Detection of Alzheimer’s a High Priority for Consumers

Voters for the American Express Members Project recently chose the Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters campaign as the project they would most like to see funded. Close to 90,000 card members cast a vote—choosing from more than 1,000 potential projects. In the end, the winner was a campaign that will educate people about the importance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—receiving $1.5 million in funding.
October 20, 2008

Chronic Disease and Depression

Two studies have been published recently that talk about depression—but not as a stand-alone diagnosis. They discuss both heart disease and diabetes and the high comorbidity of depression.
August 22, 2008

Test Your Techno Tolerance

How do you feel about genetic engineering? What’s your position on stem cell research? Is it ok for us to invest technology that could make us immortal? What kind of restrictions should be placed on our use of technology? Are you a neo-luddite? Transhumanist?
August 14, 2008

Professor Rich Miller on Delaying Aging

University of Michigan’s Rich Miller has a telling eye for the symmetry and beauty of the natural world. Spend time appreciating his nature photography – which he brings back from the Galapagos Islands, Kenya, Patagonia and the Antarctic – and you will be entranced and enriched.