How positive age beliefs can support positive health outcomes with Becca Levy, PhD
AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger chats with Becca R. Levy, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health and a professor of psychology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, about how our beliefs about age influence health. Dr. Levy is the author of the best-selling book: "Breaking the Age Code: How Your Age Beliefs Determine How Long and Well You Live."Source: American Medical Association
From Elvis to elder care, Yale public health alumna Ruth Taber brings passion to all that she does
Yale public health alumna Ruth Taber was the driving force behind the iconic image of Elvis Presley receiving a polio vaccine in 1956, a moment many consider to be a major turning point in the nation’s immunization campaign.
Repeat COVID-19 Positive Tests in Nursing Home Residents Identified Following Natural Infection
COVID-19 took its largest toll on residents of U.S. nursing homes. Prior to the vaccine roll-out, many states reported that over a third of all cases and deaths occurred amongst this vulnerable population.
Ageist Attacks Against President Biden Reinforce Outdated Stereotypes—and Hurt Younger People, Too
When President Joe Biden tripped on the stairs up to Air Force One on March 19, the incident immediately touched off a flurry of mockery. Fox News host Sean Hannity declared the President to be “frail.” “He didn’t know where the hell he was,” former President Donald Trump said in an interview with Lara Trump. Saturday Night Live, no stranger to easy jokes about aging Presidents, poked fun both at the fall and at a March 25 press conference when a reporter asked Biden if he planned to run for a second term—a question, quipped SNL’s Michael Che, which was “probably the nicest way to ask him if he plans on being alive in three years.”Source: Time
Helping Caregivers Nationwide with Public Health Research
Adult caregiving is not easy. Between frequent doctor visits and sometimes tense conversations with older loved ones about what’s best for their care, millions of adults who help aging Americans say they feel stressed, anxious or financially insecure.