Tag Archives: Getting

The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces

The spouses arriving for the Wednesday afternoon caregivers’ class at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia had something on their minds even before Alison Lynn, the social worker leading the session, could start the conversation. A few days before, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had released a letter announcing that she’d been diagnosed… Read More »

Pay $40k and risk brutal murder: Getting into US illegally

By Stuart Ramsay, chief correspondent, and Tom Acres, news reporter Despite Donald Trump frequently shining the spotlight on those crossing the southern border, demanding Mexico takes action, moving people into the US remains a profitable business. Thousands of migrants and refugees desperate to leave their homes in search of a better life are choosing to… Read More »

We Are Getting Fatter Faster

Obesity rates in America have been increasing for decades, but the latest took me by surprise. It rose from 33.7% of adults in 2008 to 39.6% in 2016. At the same time severe obesity rose from 5.7 to 7.7% of adults. This jump in obesity occurred an men and women and in every adult age group.… Read More »