Over the past two decades, important actions have been taken to make women's health a national priority. Now let's build on this success by working together to ensure a healthier future for women in the years ahead.
Life expectancy is perhaps the most important measure of health. It is readily comparable across countries and asks the most fundamental question concerning health: how long can the typical person expect to live?
For the first time in U.S. history, millions of children (and their parents) are actually vulnerable to having less time with their grandparents than more. A revolution is happening in the way generations are connected in America.
This is not an article about my wonderful dog or our good fortune. It is about the epiphany I experienced during the twenty four hours that he was in the doggie hospital -- specifically, the check-in process.
In 1999, the government launched Healthy People 2010, an ambitious project to narrow the disparities in health outcomes for different groups. But it failed. Now that health care reform has passed, it's time for Healthy People 2020.
A new study released by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy revealed that even when African-Americans had a good education and well-paying jobs, they could not achieve the wealth of their white peers.
There are about three times more cosmetic surgeons than geriatricians in the U.S., a fact that speaks volumes about how we view aging in this country. We're utterly unprepared for the coming "silver tsunami".