icon-email icon-facebook icon-linkedin icon-print icon-rss icon-search icon-stumbleupon icon-twitter icon-arrow-right icon-email icon-facebook icon-linkedin icon-print icon-rss icon-search icon-stumbleupon icon-twitter icon-arrow-right icon-user Skip to content

Health

Mubarak’s mistake: The road not taken

In the mid-1980s I had a face-to-face interview with President Hosni Mubarak to discuss family planning. He looked at the population projections I carried and told me he was an Air Force officer and fully understood numbers and graphs. The problem was I could not get him to understand that the way his government was delivering family planning through the health system was insensitive to the needs of poor women.  In fact, the health services were so bad that women preferred to deliver a baby at home, and  perhaps risk death from postpartum hemorrhage, than go to hospital where they ... More >

OLLI Be SMART has a new home!

OLLI Be SMART has moved to a new address : http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/ollibesmart/ Hope to see everyone there! -RuthK Filed under: Diet

Weight Loss Is Seldom a Straight Line

Many ads claim you can lose a given amount of weight in a given amount of time. In reality, this is an unrealistic claim and an equally unrealistic expectation.

Latest Stories

Choosing Senior Living
Choosing Senior Living
Love Old Journalists

Our Mission

To amplify the voices of older adults for the good of society

Learn More

News & Opinion from Senior Correspondents Across the Globe