with his grand-daughter and precious great-grand-daughter
VOANews: Becoming an Explorer of Your Family History
Genealogy gives people a better understanding of their family’s place in history. download MP3
This is the VOA Special English Health Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com/ http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish A pacemaker is a small device that doctors place in people with an abnormal heartbeat...Buying and implanting a pacemaker costs from five thousand to fifteen thousand dollars. But doctors at the University of Michigan think they know a way to lower that cost. The idea is to reuse pacemakers. (more)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a life-threatening condition commonly caused by years of smoking. COPD is not curable but treatment can extend a patient's life. Doctors often treat it with steroids. Now, a study shows that low doses of the medicine given by mouth are equal to, or better than, a heavy dose administered into the blood. download MP3
VOAvideo — June 07, 2010 — Heart disease and stroke together are the world's greatest killer. The World Health Organization shows that cardiovascular disease alone claims more than 17 million lives a year. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on two studies and one clinical trial that promise to reduce that number.
Happy Father's Day to my dad, Gene Gagliardi, to the Milpitas Dads, and all fathers, everywhere! Happy Father's Day to my dad, Gene Gagliardi, to the Milpitas Dads, and all fathers, everywhere!
instituteonaging — October 20, 2009 — Chinese language news report on elder abuse in San Francisco
Just Say NO! To Senior Scams (2009) (Chinese) 只要搖頭說"不"！預防老年人受騙
Fraud Bingo Game (Chinese) 預防遭受詐騙賓果遊戲
Special thanks to my sister-in-law, Pam Croad-Gagliardi, who shared this resource with us.
The San Jose Police Department and Adults Protective Services are the two agencies charged with receiving reports of elder abuse occurring in San Jose. These agencies are also responsible for the joint investigation of elder abuse allegations. You may report suspicions of elder abuse to the San Jose Police Department 24 hours a day by calling 911. The operator will ask you to describe the circumstances and then dispatch a patrol officer to take a report.
You may also contact the Santa Clara County Adults Protective Services at:
(408) 975-4900 or (800) 414-2002 (within California Only).
Other Resources for Seniors in Santa Clara County
From http://www.witness.org/ There is a silent crisis that effects every community in America: Elder abuse. Every year an estimated 5 million of America's older adults are beaten, ignored or financially exploited. Yet, as a country, we remain silent about this growing crisis.To begin to address this problem, Congress has an immediate opportunity to pass federal legislation that will provide a foundation from which we can begin to protect our country's elders -- the Elder Justice Act. But we cannot do this without your help. Please help us break the silence by adding your voice to the national campaign and urge Congress to pass the Elder Justice Act now! Visit: http://www.elderjusticenow.org/
We encourage elders, members of the Aging Services Network, grassroots groups, senior centers, retirement homes, congregations, law enforcement, health care providers, academics and any individual with grandparents across the country to organize screenings and actions around An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America in a nationwide effort to increase public awareness of elder abuse in America and to give elders and advocates a voice in effecting needed policy changes. To learn more about the campaign and to see the faces and hear the voices of the elders this crisis affects please watch videos here and continue your visit at our site!
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful disease that can destroy joints. Women are three times more likely to get it than men. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered an autoimmune disease, a disease where the body attacks healthy cells. The exact cause is unknown. But in a recent study, an experimental drug showed signs of halting the disorder in laboratory mice. (read more)
whitehouse — June 08, 2010 — President Obama holds a national tele-town hall meeting with senior citizens to discuss the Affordable Care Act as well as efforts to combat fraud in advance of the first $250 "donut hole" rebate checks. June 8, 2010.
(Just posted--sub-titles will be available soon)