diseases

The Takeaway: 10 Airports Most Likely to Spread Disease (You Might Be Surprised)

Posted on 07/27/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn the event of some terrible outbreak — SARS, “swine flu,” whatever it was Gwyneth Paltrow got at the beginning of Contagion — the airports most likely to spread disease aren’t necessarily the biggest or the busiest, according to a new study.

Living to 100

Posted on 09/1/2011 by |Before I Forget | Comments

Personal HealthWould you like to live to 100?  Take Dr. Perls’ test. www.livingto100.com. Simple and revealing; my results show that I am going to live until 101-years-old. Well, congrats to me.  I am almost middle-aged again.  My husband is going to live to 98.  So we’ll have a big party to celebrate when I’m 93 and he’s 97.  What to wear, what to wear?  I bet I’ll have a dozen great grandchildren and I’ll know every name and every birthday and… …

AIDS: 30 Years Later

Posted on 06/6/2011 by |Health | Comments

Personal Health30 years ago, four letters equaled a death sentence. AIDS was shrouded in mystery. Was it contagious by breathing the same air as an infected person? By touching them? Kissing them? In years since, research of HIV/AIDS has made the disease a more livable condition. This month, AARP Magazine highlights the lives of six 50+ HIV-positive Americans living and thriving. But that doesn’t mean researchers should stop the march to find a true cure. Some of the striking statistics shared …

The Cost of Alzheimer’s

Posted on 05/20/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthIf we needed another reason to work to improve treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, check out these alarming statistics. The Alzheimer’s Association released a report yesterday – Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: A National Imperative – that that shows that “in absence of disease-modifying treatments the cumulative costs of care for people with Alzheimer’s from 2010 to 2050 will exceed $20 trillion.” Possibly even more alarming, the study found that the number of Americans aged 65 and older suffering from …