I am always interested in simple ideas that have a big impact. Simple idea: Sitting all day is bad for your health. In fact, it can kill you. Simple Solution: Get Up. Stand Up. Stand Up For Your—- LIFE. A fantastic illustration of the risk of sitting and benefits of standing can be found HERE. […]
It’s Older Americans Month and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is recognizing outstanding contributions made by older Marylanders and people and groups who serve them with the 2011 Governor’s Leadership in Aging Awards, including ChangingAging’s Dr. Bill Thomas.
So who is the Blogstream for? The short answer is everyone. All comers are welcome and we hope everyone is interested in our message to change aging.
But still, who is the Blogstream really for… we really hope anyone with a pro-aging vision and a passion for changing aging will either sign-up for a ChangingAging Blog or submit their existing blog feed to the Blogstream.
Last week I wrote about two fallacies: 1) “More Treatment Is Always Better Than Less Treatment.” 2)”Drugs Always Do More Good Than Harm” Both of these statements are false. The widespread belief that they are true is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year along with the terrible, but not fatal, suffering of […]
I get a nice collection of e-mail everyday and it helps me keep up on what’s going on in the “Gerosphere.” This morning I took note of this news from Texas. There will be a… Pre-Conference Intensive Seminar: “Put the ‘Home’ Back in Nursing Home” Sunday, May 22 – 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Come discover […]
In the olden days… County governments would advertise an auction and people in the community would bid on taking a Poor Person in. The lowest bid would win, and the county would then pay the bidder that amount for feeding, clothing, and sheltering that person for the year.
Skilled Healthcare — a Foothill Ranch-based owner, operator and supporter of 101 nursing-care facilities — has put itself and its assets up for sale. Man, I wish I could get my hands on these facilities. Last year, Skilled Healthcare agreed to pay $50 million in a lawsuit settlement over staffing at its California nursing homes. That […]
Regular readers know well that I am fascinated by “mash-ups.” These are creative digital works that combine (or “mashup”) two or more original creative works. The video embedded below is a mashup of the trailer for the hit movie “Inception” and the animated television series “My Little Pony.” From the Wiki… Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) […]