KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills … Continue reading KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

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“Life and Death in Assisted Living”: A Frontline/ProPublica investigation

Dealing with the housing and care issues that come with aging and disability is, at best, discouraging. When assisted living came along, those who could afford a spot found a comfortable, dignified place to age. These homes look more like hotels than hospitals and offer care for those who need help, but don’t need a … Continue reading “Life and Death in Assisted Living”: A Frontline/ProPublica investigation

Globe, WBUR on Alzheimer’s disease

Both The Globe and WBUR have had recent series on Alzheimer's disease. On Sunday, the Globe ran the last of a four-part, year-long series on a family coping losing their patriarch to early stage Alzheimer's. Bruce Vincent sits at a table in a stark room at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Charlestown research center, just a few … Continue reading Globe, WBUR on Alzheimer’s disease