80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them. The new challenge for the 21st Century The Big Q: Can we live better? The Big A: Yes! The booming population of older adults is a testament to the incredible developments in science and technology […]

US Deaths from Drug Overdoses Spiked Last Year

US Deaths from Drug Overdoses Spiked Last Year

US Deaths from Drug Overdoses Spiked Last Year US deaths from drug overdoses rose 21% last year, and for the 2nd straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live. The government figures released Thursday put drug deaths at 63,600, up from about 52,000 in Y 2015. For the 1st time, the powerful […]

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans’ life spans, a US government study revealed recently. Between Y’s 2000 and 2015, researchers found, US life expectancy increased overall, from nearly 77 to 79 years. But, buried within that broad pattern were some ominous trends. The […]

Stress, the Hidden Factor in the Longevity Gap

Stress, the Hidden Factor in the Longevity Gap

Stress, the Hidden Factor in the Longevity Gap A new analysis from the Hamilton Project released last Tuesday reveals that Biomarkers* of stress have risen much more rapidly for low-income people than for high-income ones. The most recent data show that life expectancy of Americans declined in Y 2015, these statistics are not broken down […]