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1/30/2015 – Senior tech helps baby boomers come of digital age

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While younger people are typically the “experts” of high-tech gadgets and gizmos, compared to their older compatriots who as a group continue to lag behind in adopting new technology, an increasing number of elders are interested and involved in using technologies that allow them to stay more connected socially, with family and friends. Read the […]

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1/29/2015 – Why Elite Colleges Are Targeting Baby Boomers for New Career Programs

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Harvard and Stanford have launched programs for high-level execs seeking to change careers. Other universities are looking to jump in. Stanford University welcomed 25 unusual students onto its campus this month—all in their 50s and 60s. Read the full article at Time.

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1/29/2015 – Have We Grossly Underestimated The Extent Of Financial Elder Abuse?

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For some time researchers, including those under the aegis of the U.S. government, have estimated the extent of losses to seniors each year from financial abuse to be $2.9B per year. A new study by True Link, a private financial services company, concludes that the actual figure is over twelve times previous estimates, or $36.48 […]

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1/29/2015 – Japanese American Seniors Write Letters to the Future

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With a racial and age demographic shift on the horizon, Stanford University Medical School launched a mini-fellowship to educate the public on how they can serve ethnic minority seniors. The aging population is becoming a major issue for Americans, said VJ Periyakoil, MD, director of Stanford’s Internet-based In-reach for Successful Aging through Education Program (iSAGE), […]

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1/23/2015 – Brain scientists speak at Davos economic forum

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Members of research teams created through the Stanford Neurosciences Institute’s Big Ideas in Neuroscience initiative spoke Jan. 23 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Among the panelists and attendees were Center on Longevity faculty affiliates, Tony Wyss-Coray and Anne Brunet. Read the full article at Stanford School of Medicine.

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Casey Crump

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Associate Professor of Medicine Department: Medicine/General Internal Medicine Research interests: Identifying clinical and social determinants of health to enable better prevention, detection, and treatment of disease; Identifying perinatal, hereditary, and environmental determinants of health Email: kccrump@stanford.edu Phone: (650) 498-9000 Address: Stanford Family Medicine 211 Quarry Rd Ste 405 MC 5985 Website: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/casey-crump?tab=bio

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1/27/2015 – Brain Region Vulnerable to Aging is Larger in Those with Longevity Gene Variant

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People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. Read the full article at UCSF.

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1/27/2015 – How to Leave a Mark

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The big debate during the 20th century was about the relationship between the market and the state. Both those institutions are now tarnished. The market is prone to devastating crashes and seems to be producing widening inequality. Government is gridlocked, sclerotic or captured by special interests. Government is an ever more rigid and ineffective tool […]

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1/26/2015 – Why Your Workout Should Be High-Intensity

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Many people with chronic health problems resign themselves to lives of modest activity or no activity at all, thinking vigorous exercise is unsafe or that they lack the stamina for it. But recent studies are proving just the opposite. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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1/26/2015 – Drug makers join the battle against aging

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Pharmaceuticals will play a key role in helping people live extended but healthy lives, drug makers say. Read the full article at The Boston Globe.

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