We must consider the concept of direction as we decide the next steps to take in order to disrupt aging. How should we move forward, given a new political climate?
As a doctor and a blogger and a friend of elders I tend to steer clear of electoral politics. After all members of all political parties (and their loved ones) grow old. Aging is an equal opportunity experience. For the most part I think America has done pretty well balancing the needs and demands of […]
This is a snip from my favorite “traditional music” blog. Ron and Donna are giants of the traditional music movement. In this post they are writing about Martin Carthy, a man who helped launch a traditionalist/folk revival in the 1960’s. I am particularly taken by line… “The older I have got, the more the songs […]
THIS is an excellent exploration of how and why our medical system manages to do so much harm to so many people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that almost 100,000 Americans now die from hospital-acquired infections alone, and that most of these are preventable. People like Carole LaRocca are the human […]
The New York Times puts the ugly stuff out there… Patricia Reid is not in her 70s, an age when many Americans continue to work. She is not even in her 60s. She is just 57. But four years after losing her job she cannot, in her darkest moments, escape a nagging thought: she may […]
Slate is running an in depth look at income inequality in America. What does that have to do with changing aging? High levels of income inequality damage the sense of fairness on which civil society is based. Merle Travis wrote a song about this… “You load sixteen tons and what do you get? Another day […]
I like this blog. The writer is Canadian and his take on economics and the environment seem both insightful and provocative. That is not an easy combination to pull off. Here is a taste test… TED 2009 Prize winner Sylvia Earle discusses the state of the oceans, with striking footage. Her TED Prize wish: I […]
We are going to run a series on anti-aging quackery. Here’s our first entry. By they way I could not make it all the way through the video. I feel sorry for this nice lady and wish she could feel more comfortable with her true self…