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Preterm Birth and Adult Illness

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments by

Leaving the womb too early accounts for more than 1 million infant deaths each year, the latest data reveals, almost half of all newborn mortality worldwide. But it’s not just the toll on newborns…

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California’s Aging Population: Not Forever Young

Jun 13, 2012 No Comments by

Currently the sixth youngest state, California will soon begin aging faster than the nation. According to the State’s recently released Interim Population Projections, the number of old people in California, those age 65 and older, will double over the next twenty years from 4.3 million in 2010 to 8.4 million in 2030.

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Stanford Researcher Marcia Stefanick Delves into Healthy Aging

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments by

By Rita Beamish There was a time when menopausal hormone therapy was seen as a near-panacea for the ills of the aging woman. That was before Marcia Stefanick and her Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) colleagues put the theory to the test and upended the medical world. Now Stefanick is on a different quest, but this […]

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Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise?

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments

Global ageing, in developed and developing countries alike, will dramatically alter the way that societies and economies work. The issues include how individuals find fulfilment, at what age they retire, and their quality of life once they do retire; how governments devise social contracts to provide financial security; how the older and younger generations interact […]

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Stanford Arthritis Shoe Hits Shelves

Nov 05, 2011 Comments Off

In his BioMotion Lab, Andriacchi and his team use cameras and sophisticated software to analyze the walking gaits of patients with diseases of the knee. The most prevalent of these is osteoarthritis, a disease affecting over 20 million Americans, caused by deterioration of cartilage. Andriacchi’s research has led not only to a greater understanding of osteoarthritis but also to something he never expected – a line of shoes that helps people suffering from the painful condition.

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A Long Bright Future

Nov 19, 2010 No Comments

In a Stanford School of Medicine podcast, Longevity Center director Laura Carstensen discusses aging, planning for your future and taking advantage of ways to improve quality of life at all ages.

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