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Aging in America, Part 3: What Can We Do for Ourselves?

HEALTH | Mar 27
The most promising course for yielding cost-effective and real-time solutions, while at the same time mitigating the negative impacts of an aging population, is dealing with the obvious now -- before the crisis worsens.

Treating the Symptoms of Menopause

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 30
September is National Menopause Awareness Month, and Alyssa Dweck, MD, will give you some helpful tips on managing the symptoms.

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
The 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day will be observed Thursday September 18.

As Health Falters, GLBT Seniors Face Stark Choices

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 26
Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Bernard Mayes was confronted with a stark choice. Should the fiercely independent gay man move into a senior assisted living facility?

Isolation Hampers Well-Being of Gay Seniors

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 13
Various research studies have found that LGBT seniors are vulnerable to being socially isolated, which can hamper their well-being and elevate their risk for depression, anxiety and other maladies.

Edie Windsor Honored at "Eight Over Eighty" Gala

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 7
On March 5, nearly 500 New Yorkers came together to honor 84-year-old LGBT trailblazer Edie Windsor, who was among those celebrated at Jewish Home Lifecare’s "Eight Over Eighty" gala in New York City, held at the Mandarin Oriental New York.

Looking at HIV and Aging with Dr. Perry Halkitis

HIV/AIDS | By Bran Luna LeFae | Feb 26
People have been living with HIV since the mid-1980s, and now many have found themselves facing the unknown challenges of aging while HIV-positive.

Growing Older With HIV

HIV/AIDS | By Steve Weinstein | Dec 1
Today, people with HIV are growing older. As long-term survivors, they face a whole raft of related problems, from the cumulative effects of HIV meds to loneliness and depression.

Low Estrogen May Play Role in ’Male Menopause’

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 12
V ads tout testosterone treatments for "low T," but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age: estrogen.

Report Finds Aging US Faces Crisis in Cancer Care

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 12
The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments.

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