| Oct 18, 2012
David A. Peterson, a pioneer in the field of gerontology education and a longtime professor and director of USC's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, has died. He was 75.
Peterson died Oct. 4 of advanced Parkinson's disease at a nursing facility in...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Whether accurate or not, most people have a mental picture of what a drug abuser might look like —that image is rarely their grandma or grandpa.
According to research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the percentage of Americans age...
| Jun 3, 2012
Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance Agency
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — After 45 years in insurance, Karole Devlin retired at the end of April from Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance Agency in Waynesboro.
Devlin began her insurance career in...
| May 27, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Babak Barmar, board-certified nephrologist, recently joined the medical staffs at West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital....
| May 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
TRIVANDRUM, India — R. Padmanathan Nair sits on a plastic chair in the entryway of the Heritage senior home talking about the fellow residents who treat him like family, which is helpful seeing as his own rarely visits.
His wife tried to abscond...
| May 2, 2012
Those unpleasant air pollutants that can cause breathing problems and heart and blood vessel troubles could pose an additional health risk, according to a recent study on the cognitive effects of air pollution.
Researchers recently found that older women...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Dr. Michael Victor Edelstein, whose career at Sheppard Pratt Health System spanned nearly 30 years and whose hobbies were auto repair and listening to gospel music, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Cockeysville resident was...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:55 PM
If you've ever talked to an aging parent or friend about their health care and heard comments such as I can live with it, it's not that bad, it ain't broke don't fix it, or all I do is go to doctor appointments, it can be frustrating and even...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:31 PM
According to a news release from Sentara Healthcare, they are "donating $10 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School to support two initiatives that will build on EVMS’ strength in medical simulation and the treatment and safety of older patients....
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:09 AM
Some 10 million American caregivers are juggling jobs along with households -- and looking after an aging relative was ranked as the No. 1 source of stress, according to a recent survey by Caring.com.
As the ranks of the elderly grow at a record pace,...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:44 AM
It could be said that Sheila Song's choice of career as a geriatric pharmacist is in herblood.
For it is the close relationship the Carney resident has long shared with her grandmother, Cheng Soon Song, now 89, who had a major role in Song's upbringing,...