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Michael Hodin

The 2 Most Fascinating New Books About Aging In The 21st Century

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Just last month, the World Health Organization passed its first official strategy focused on aging and health, and last year, a new book from McKinsey identified aging as one of four new mega-trends shaping our world. Even the OECD has turned its focus to the silver economy.

Those On The Front Lines Of The Aging Mega-Trend

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Welcome to 21st century America -- where we have longer lives than ever before, and more hopes for healthy aging. We are, happily, the beneficiaries of breakthroughs that have given us life spans that not long ago would have been the stuff of science fiction. But we also face serious challenges.

Thank You, World Health Organization!

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The WHO has long been a leader in matters of public health, from its successes against such dreaded diseases as smallpox to its campaign to control tobacco. Its new Health and Ageing Strategy, passed recently in Geneva, follows in this admirable tradition.

5 Reasons Why Growing Older Won't Be So Bad In 2016

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

While 2016 will be full of unknowns, one thing is certain: each of us will grow older. Luckily, that's not such a bad thing. The year 2016 will be a great year to age, as the mega-trend of population aging continues to drive innovation globally.

Ageless in NYC

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If you were in New York City last Wednesday morning, you might have been on your way to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, shopping at Macy's or just...

Why Educating Older Workers Is Crucial To Maintaining Economic Vitality

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A new study from the American Psychological Association (APA) is the latest mark in how 21st century longevity must become a driver for profound social and economic change. APA underscores that education for older adults isn't simply a question of economic participation, but of health.

Botox and Us

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.01.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

There is a new 21st century health approach to aging in such areas as skin, vision, hearing and muscle and bone mass.

Keeping Older Chinese Working

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

China has officially lifted its one-child policy as part of their 13th Five Year Plan. The issue is whether the colossal demographic consequences on economic growth can find solutions.

This Is How Congress Can Save Medicare

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In the days before literally everything inside the Beltway is subsumed by the politics of the Presidential campaign, there might be one piece of legislation on which both sides of the aisle surely could agree: Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015.

A Bold New Attack on the Alzheimer's Scourge

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Hodin

What if a preeminent global health authority declared there's a public health "time bomb" among us? What if he were the person most responsible for leading the coalition that turned HIV/AIDS from a certain death sentence into a manageable illness?

The Valuable Aging Lesson We Can Learn From Hollywood

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Public and private sector policies need to enable older workers to stay productive as we age. To achieve this, we need a healthy and active aging model, led in part by technology-fueled solutions to what now seem like insurmountable challenges.