Judith’s Recent Stories
Health Feb 01Older adults without family or friends lag in race to get vaccines
Seniors with family members or friends to help them are getting vaccine appointments, even if it takes days to secure them. Those without reliable social supports are missing out.
Health Aug 10What it’s like to age with asthma
Death rates for older adults with asthma are five times that of younger patients, according to a new review of asthma among seniors. And medical complications are more common.
Health Jul 20Scientists endorse these three strategies to delay dementia
This is the first time experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have deemed scientific evidence strong enough to suggest that preventing dementia and age-related cognitive decline might be possible.
Health May 18How older adults can recover from loneliness
It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.
Health Feb 09New federal rules require home health agencies to do far more for patients
The new rules are set to go into effect in July, but they may be delayed as President Donald Trump’s administration reviews regulations that have been drafted or finalized but not yet implemented.
Health Nov 17Loneliness harms aging health. This new campaign aims to curb isolation
A new national campaign rolling out on Wednesday aims to raise awareness of a hidden but devastating complication of aging: loneliness.
Health Nov 05‘Death with dignity’ measure in Colorado stirs controversy — and passion
A state ballot measure would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill adults who request aid in dying.
Health May 31This Chicago doctor stumbled on a hidden epidemic of fetal brain damage
Dr. Carl Bell, a psychiatrist in Chicago, began sounding the alarm about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder four years ago.