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Baby Boomers Changing The Healthcare Landscape

Healthline | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Desert Trip takes place over two weekends in October at Empire Polo Club, the site of Coachella. Boomers, if you're headed for Desert Trip, take good care, because apparently you're on your own.

Resolved For 2015: No More Hepatitis C

Ryan Clary | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Clary

I'll spell out the vows that I believe all the key stakeholders in the fight against hepatitis C should follow in the year ahead.

Aging at Home: Does It Have to Be an Uphill Climb?

Eric McAfee | Posted 08.10.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

The widespread proliferation of extended care facilities, senior communities, and the younger "active adult" subdivisions is evidence that a sizable portion of the population is demanding a residential typology that scarcely existed years ago.

The Best News For Baby Boomers In A Long Time

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

While we gray hairs may not be able to do a Rubik's cube as fast as millennials, we have -- by dint of need -- compensated by using both the left and right brains in unison.

Inaugural African American Hepatitis C Action Day: Get Tested, Get Treated and Get the Word Out

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

I believe it's not only a decision, but also a duty. Getting tested and getting treated is making a commitment to your family, friends, other loved ones, and our entire community that Hepatitis C will not destroy us. We have too much to live for and too much work to do.

Hepatitis C 101: Protecting High-Risk Baby Boomers and Vulnerable Communities From the Silent Epidemic

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
C. Virginia Fields

Advocates, academics, medical professionals, legislators, policy experts, citizens, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and others must work together to highlight and remedy the dire health consequences of Hepatitis C in our communities.

Baby Boomers In Worse Health Than Previous Generation, Says Study

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty

Feb 7 (Reuters) - In spite of medical advances, members of the baby boomer generation are in worse health than their parents were at the same stage ...

Wish You Enough

Enid Borden | Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty
Enid Borden

Hunger among the elderly is not a new phenomenon. Unlike other diseases that afflict a person or a group of people, hunger seeks no magical potion that has yet to be invented in a laboratory. The solutions to this disease are out there.

Medicare Control of Cost

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Everyone, including the leaders of both Democratic and Republican parties, agrees that Medicare costs must be reined in. However, there is a core difference between the Republican and Democratic plans.

Baby Boomers' Defining Characteristics Could Help Them Redefine Aging in America

Rhonda L. Randall, D.O. | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Rhonda L. Randall, D.O.

Boomers should take heart knowing that what makes their generation unique could make their senior years healthier and more enjoyable than they might expect them to be.

Boomerology 101: Passing the Torch So No One Gets Burned

Alan Thicke | Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty
Alan Thicke

We sent you to college and you got so smart you bundled our 401Ks into credit default swaps. What the heck is that?

Lunch With the 50+ Set

Monica Medina | Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty
Monica Medina

I don't know about you, but I'd like to enjoy hanging out with my pals without having to dwell on the aging process. I'd like to still chat about movies we've seen, our kids and, of course, the latest on Demi and Ashton.

Preparing For America's Alzheimer Epidemic

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 09.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Caroline Cicero

For people over 40, the fear of losing one's mind could be greater than the fear of death itself.

Baby Boomers: The Biggest Challenge To Public Health

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Research is the foundation for all medical and public health interventions to promote healthy aging and to find cures for the diseases that affect the baby boomer generation.