Medical Issues

By Dr. Margaret Rappaport

NY Times – Ask Well: Is Jogging Bad for Older People?

Article By Gretchen Reynolds
High-impact exercise can be beneficial for those middle aged and beyond, much of the recent science shows.
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NY Times – When the Grandchildren Grow Older, and Closer

Article By Paula Span
Close relationships with adult grandchildren are linked to fewer symptoms of depression in grandparents, new research finds….
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NY Times – Google and Former Genentech Chief Announce New Biotech Company

Article By Claire Cain Miller and Andrew Pollack
Calico, a new start-up focusing on aging and illness, is run by Arthur D. Levinson, the former chief executive of Genentech, and financed by Google….
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NY Times – Tales of Caring With Warm Hands

Article By Abigail Zuger, M.D.
In chronicling his experiences with patients and his declining parents, Dr. Brendan Reilly offers a poignant portrait of modern medicine, and a manner of care that is slipping away….
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NY Times – Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly

Article By Pauline W. Chen, M.D.
It’s hard to imagine a health care setting more ill suited for the elderly than today’s emergency rooms.
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NY Times – To Age Well, Walk

Article By Gretchen Reynolds
Regular exercise reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to a relatively large, long-running study.
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NY Times – A Year of Aerobics Class

Article By Jane Seskin
Metropolitan Diary: A poem about what a woman learned in her Wednesday senior aerobics classes, from shopping to health tips and neighborhood news.
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NY Times – The Right Dose of Exercise for the Aging Brain

Article By Gretchen Reynolds
A brisk walk may be all it takes to help improve our ability to think as we age, but more may not be better, according to a new study of exercise and cognition.
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NY Times – Imagine a Medicare ‘Part Q’ for Quality at the End of Life

Article By Katy Butler
I would promise to skip expensive, risky interventions in exchange for better daily care.
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NY Times – Rising Obesity Rates Put Strain on Nursing Homes

Article By Sarah Varney
Facilities for older adults are overwhelmed and unprepared for increasing numbers of very heavy residents.
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NY Times – A Push for Less Expensive Hearing Aids

Article By Paula Span
Many older people need hearing aids, but they can cost $2,500 or more. Medicare doesn’t pay for them, which makes them less likely to be used.
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NY Times – Aging Runners Find Help for a Question: How Slow Will I Get?

Article by Gina Kolata
Thanks to Ray Fair, a Yale statistician, runners have an exact schedule that will predict how their performance will decline as they age.
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