Navigation Links
Gerontologists say research and data should drive policy, budget decisions
Date:11/19/2012

America's top authorities on aging spent the last week at The Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego detailing workable solutions to the challenges presented by a rapidly aging population, including the demand for affordable health care, high rates of disease, and retirement security.

With the backdrop of the recent presidential and congressional elections, the so-called "fiscal cliff," and its real threats to social service and entitlement programs for older adults, the timing of the GSA conference which brought more than 3,900 researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy experts together has rarely been so ideal. Attendees brought forward new data and scholarship on how to understand the aging process, treat those with age-related disease, and most effectively and efficiently serve older Americans.

"As Congress and the president face the challenge of reducing the deficit, those of us who work in the field of aging have real concerns that short term savings will have long term negative effects," said GSA Policy Advisor Brian Lindberg, MMHS, who serves as director of the Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care in Washington, DC. "For example, reducing our commitment to the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging and its aging-related research, including Alzheimer's disease, could cost our nation billions in care costs in the future."

Lindberg chaired a symposium, "Critical Aging Policy Discussions for the 113th Congress," which explored the significant issues around health care and retirement security that legislators will confront and how aging organizations such as GSA and AARP are presenting their research to mobilize their members and influence senators and representatives.

He was joined by GSA member Cheryl Matheis, AARP's senior vice
'/>"/>

Contact: Todd Kluss
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sleeping Pill Linked to Hospital Falls, Researchers Say
2. Daycare has many benefits for children, but researchers find mysterious link with overweight
3. GW Researcher receives grant to study parasitic worm role in bile duct cancer in Southeast Asia
4. Researchers outline effective strategies to prevent teen depression and suicide
5. Researchers report potential new treatment to stop Alzheimers disease
6. Feinstein Institute researchers discover plant derivative
7. Researcher: Military should reassess reproductive health care for women
8. Research breakthrough could halt melanoma metastasis
9. Queens research gives fresh hope to couples with unexplained infertility
10. GW researcher receives $4.1 million grant to find alternative treatment for kidney stones
11. Kicking the habit -- new research examines the barriers to quitting smoking for smokers with asthma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 With a ... Gov. Charlie Crist made a brief fundraising stop at ... on Thursday. , Fresh from a debate last night ... take the stage for the first seven minutes because ... former governor described the incident in one word: "weird." ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... City based non-profit organization that helps New Yorkers ... lasting, positive changes toward health, housing, recovery and ... who have transformed the local community through their ... Managing Director, Marc Shapses , has been ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 hc1.com today announced ... cloud solution that enables healthcare organizations of all ... healthcare-specific customer relationship management (“CRM”) solution. , Designed ... needs of the healthcare industry, the hc1 Healthcare ... and patients by combining healthcare CRM, HIPAA-compliant collaboration, ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... My Clients Plus ( http://www.MyClientsPlus.com ) today ... new module enables easy administration and routing of follow-up ... , This application allows users such as Therapists to ... to-do item to a specific client, categorize tasks the ... reminders for follow-ups. It's designed to enable easy ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Myoderm ... Assistant Director of their CentralSource service. ... the innovative turnkey drug sourcing, distribution, and management ... over 12 years of industry experience, in both ... the peak of their international success to help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 2Health News:Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC 3Health News:Healthcare Relationship Management (HRM) Leader hc1.com® Launches hc1® Quick Start™ 2Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2Health News:Myoderm Hires Matthew Voicheck to Lead Turnkey Drug Sourcing Service 2
... media use, encouraging infants and young children in preschool ... active play, and requiring child care providers to promote ... to curb high rates of obesity among America,s youngest ... Medicine. The report recommends steps that ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Being married improves the likelihood of survival ... men and women with colon cancer were 14 percent less ... U.S. researchers who analyzed 127,753 patient records. The study ... of colon cancer and sought more aggressive treatment, which echoes ...
... , THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Strategies ... are needed to reduce high rates of obesity among infants, ... of Medicine report released Thursday. Limiting children,s TV time ... and obesity among U.S. children ages 2 to 5 have ...
... makes a happy meal? Many people ... the contribution this behavior makes to the current obesity ... system circuits that control it. Insight into this could ... curb this potentially detrimental behavior. In this context, a ...
... PHOENIX, Ariz. June 23, 2011 A ... Freedom EVO 200 liquid handling platform has been ... collaboration with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) ... The fully automated, integrated, high-throughput system ...
... THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine contaminated with levamisole, ... could result in a U.S. public health epidemic, experts warn. ... in an upcoming print issue of the Journal of ... in Los Angeles and New York who smoked or snorted ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers 2Health News:Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers 3Health News:Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers 4Health News:Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report 2Health News:JCI table of contents: June 23, 2011 2Health News:JCI table of contents: June 23, 2011 3Health News:JCI table of contents: June 23, 2011 4Health News:JCI table of contents: June 23, 2011 5Health News:JCI table of contents: June 23, 2011 6Health News:JCI table of contents: June 23, 2011 7Health News:Tainted Cocaine Tied to Severe Skin Reactions 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... de octubre de 2014  PneumRx, Inc. ( ... la pulmonología intervencional, anunció hoy la conclusión de ... meses antes de lo programado. El Estudio Clínico RENEW ... de investigación (IDE) aprobada por la FDA (Administración ... espiral de reducción de volumen pulmonar PneumRx RePneu, ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014 Valeritas, Inc., a leader ... patients with Type 2 diabetes, announced today that it ... Award. The award was presented October 16 th ... Columbus, Ohio . The Cardinal ... a variety of metrics specifically targeted at the importance ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... therapeutics, received official notification from the European Patent Office ... patent supporting its iSONEP™ and ASONEP™ programs. ... No. 2087002, claims compositions of matter related to ... compounds, iSONEP and ASONEP. Sonepcizumab is an antibody ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 3Valeritas Receives 2014 Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Award 2Valeritas Receives 2014 Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Award 3Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 2Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 3Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 4
... Mich., Jan. 9, 2012  Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation,s ... today it has received limited distribution rights from ... On November 18, 2011, EYLEA ... Drug Administration and is indicated for the treatment ...
... Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 Uptake Medical ® ... C funding round. The round was led by Singapore-based ... Ventures, GBS Venture Partners, WRF Capital, Arboretum Ventures and ... managing partner, will join the Uptake Medical board of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to Provide Specialty Pharmacy Services for EYLEA™ (aflibercept) Injection 2Uptake Medical Announces Successful Completion of Series C Financing 2
... The RX daytona is a fully automated ... in bench top analysers offering many features ... systems. With reusable glass cuvettes, on board ... reagents, the random access analyser can accommodate ...
Inquire...
... SelectSecure Lead System (Model 3830) is the ... lumenless design allows for flexibility and a ... insulation thickness. The SelectSecure lead system utilizes ... the lead in select locations in either ...
... protease secreted by the kidney, plays ... system. The renin-angiotensin system regulates blood ... retention by the kidney. Renin is ... including decreased intravascular volume and decreased ...
Medicine Products: