How to Fast

“Fasting is mental over physical, just like basketball and most other stuff in life,” says Enes Kanter, the 6-foot-11 center for the Portland Trail Blazers. Raised in Turkey, Kanter, 27, is a Muslim who has fasted from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan since he was 8. This season, Ramadan aligned with the…

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How Fixing Your Teeth Can Fix Your Face

Our thoughts on teeth and aging typically begin and end at color. A white smile is youthful, so we bleach our teeth. But there’s a wide world of so-called anti-aging dental interventions out there. With orthodontics and restorations, dentists can often manipulate the size, shape and arrangement of teeth to subtract years from a face.…

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Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, Files for Bankruptcy

The opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, days after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle a federal investigation into the marketing practices for its powerful fentanyl painkiller. The company said it would continue operating while it comes up with a plan to pay its creditors, including the Justice Department, under Chapter…

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Fulmer Earns GSA’s 2019 Donald P. Kent Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, of The John A. Hartford Foundation as the 2019 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member who best…

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Zarit earns GSA’s 2019 Robert W. Kleemeier Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Steven Zarit, PhD, FGSA, of The Pennsylvania State University as the 2019 recipient of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to a GSA member in recognition for outstanding research…

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UC researcher examines impact opioids and HIV have on each other

IMAGE: Jason Blackard, PhD, is shown in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. view more  CINCINNATI—A University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine researcher is trying to determine how opioids interact with HIV and the medications used to manage it in the search for new therapies to better assist individuals battling addiction and living with…

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How nurses bring clarity to the nature of social change

IMAGE: Penn Nursing’s Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing; Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health; Director of the Barbara Bates… view more  PHILADELPHIA (June 11, 2019) — History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public…

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Electronic inhaler monitoring reduces hospitalizations, ER visits in patients with COPD

VIDEO: Electronic Inhaler Monitoring Reduces Hospitalizations, ER Visits in Patients with COPD. view more  Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Cleveland: In one of the first-of-its-kind studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that the use of electronic inhaler monitoring, in combination with a disease management program, is associated with reduced healthcare utilization in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

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The Gerontological Society of America congratulates 2019 awardees

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the country’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — is proud to acknowledge the work of two dozen outstanding individuals through its prestigious awards program. GSA salutes outstanding research, recognizes distinguished leadership in teaching and service, and fosters new ideas through a host of awards.…

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