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New book guides boomers through retirement maze
... pitfalls and encourage families to openly discuss retirement
issues. This book addresses a long-felt need, Heg...nge of legal issues facing baby boomers, including retirement
income, housing, health care, estate planning, elder abuse, living wills and age discrimination. We ...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
...ncreasingly important as baby boomers are reaching retirement
age and are beginning to flood the healthcare system. Lastly, the initiative will address the unique needs of cancer survivors, as more and more cancer patients are living long beyond their cancer treatment. Komens sponsorship ensures that the v...
Estrogen is important for bone health in men as well as women
...It's a very serious problem," she says. "People of retirement
age are looking forward to their leisure time, but if they fracture a hip, there are so many things they won't be able to do." Villareal thinks the health-care system may need to reflect what research is now revealing about estrogen in men. "It wou...
Depression among retired NFL players: Rates mirror the general public, but pain compounds symptoms
...rs, the shift from being a professional athlete to retirement
can be challenging. For players at the elite level in their sport, he says, their lives are fully organized around their performance, and they are given a great deal of support. "On retirement, athletes have reported jarring transitions to a life i...
Health gap between social groups widens in later life
...igh occupational grades after retirement. However, retirement
was not associated with a similar improvement in mental health for the low grades. This study shows that inequalities in self-reported health increase from mid-life to early old age, say the authors. These results appear to contradict other studies...
'No' doesn't always mean 'no'
...ng in Scotland who had opted out of a survey about retirement
activities. Around half of the initial 887 people invited to participate declined to do so. Approximately 60% of these then agreed to take part in Williams' follow-up study and give reasons for their original refusal. Most were willing to take part, ...
US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
...pecially critical measure as baby boomers approach retirement
in greater numbers than ever before, obesity plagues young and old alike, emerging and re-emerging infections become harder to treat, and Americans face imminent threats to their health and well-being from around the globe. The bill will provide th...
AACR-Bardos Awards for undergraduate students announced
...lo, where he was a member of the faculty until his retirement
in 1995; he now holds emeritus status. Contributions are matched by the AACR to support these awards. The AACR Annual Meeting 2007 will be held April 14-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Undergraduate Student Caucus will be held at 12:00...
Emergency responses greatly increase risk to firefighters of dying on duty from heart disease
...nd an investigation of non-fatal events leading to retirement
from firefighting. It provides the strongest evidence to date that firefighters' work activities can trigger CHD events," said Kales. The authors hypothesize that the risk of dying from heart disease may increase during fire suppression because of ...
US businesses not prepared for aging workforce
...e late career workers to stay past the traditional retirement
age, despite the fact that late career employees "...that their organization had made projections about retirement
rates of their workers to either a moderate (24.1 percent) or great (9.7 percent) extent. The res...
Does age affect a pilot's ability to fly?
...considers a proposal to raise the mandatory age of retirement
for commercial airline pilots to 65 from the current age of 60. For the study, researchers tested 118 non-commercial airline pilots, age 40 to 69, annually for three years. All pilots were currently flying, had between 300 and 15,000 hours of total...
Good vibrations: Aging bones may benefit from a good shaking
...derly."The vibration device will be installed in a retirement
village on the Gold Coast,providing easy access for women over 65 years of age who choose to participate inthe study. Osteoporosis-related fractures are most common in older women, particularly thosewith other risk factors such as low body weight, a...
Dr. Msiska, UN leader in the worldwide fight to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, to speak at Stevens
...uffer from other illnesses, poverty, inappropriate retirement
policies, poor educational systems and infrastructure weaknesses. Dr. Msiska will discuss how SACI has come to understand these challenges while sharing specific examples. He will present a conceptual framework for responses that link to the attainme...
Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road
...drivers with dementia and to encourage appropriate retirement
from driving. "We don't want to give the message...d functional areas, is a reasonable stage at which retirement
from driving may be initiated. "Primary care physicians and other health professionals often have ...
'Deserving Poor' or 'Greedy Geezers'? New book debunks aging crisis
Waltham, MA Despite the impending retirement
of 76 million baby boomers, huge government defici... of an aging nation on evolving private and public retirement
policies, faltering employer pensions, skyrocketing health care costs, and the debate over entitleme...
AIDS depleting health workforce more than brain drain in some African countries
...stricts in Zambia than resignation (23%) or normal retirement
(9%). They found that the average age of death for these health professionals was 38, suggesting that AIDS, rather than diseases of advancing age, was responsible for most of the deaths. In addition, when they applied the same death rate to all 8500 ...
In-home sensors spot dementia signs in elderly
...h remained in the elders' apartments at a Portland retirement
community for up to 60 consecutive weeks, picked up more than 108,000 hours of activity data. Each system included wall-mounted motion sensors placed in every room, door-mounted magnetic contact sensors, and wireless transceivers that sent the data...
Job loss late in career doubles chances of heart attack and stroke
...icipants in a nationally representative health and retirement
survey in the US, which involved more than 12,500 people from almost 8000 households. Baseline surveys were carried out in 1992 on 4301 people aged between 51 and 61, all of whom were in work at the time. Ten years later, over 1200 people had ret...
Hope I die before I get old?
... happiness in young and old age influence people's retirement
planning and health care decision making....
For elderly, extra pounds may lower mortality rates
...a large-scale study based in a Southern California retirement
community. The analysis found that study particip...rvey data taken from 13,451 residents in the large retirement
community in 1981-83 and 1985. The residents, whose average age was 73 at the time of the survey, pr...