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Is there a cure for old age?

Recent announcement of the Palo Alto Longevity Prize reignites crusade to improve both length and quality of life.

Liftware holds promise for those with Parkinson’s and essential tremors

SAN DIEGO, September 16, 2014 — Sharing a meal or dining at a restaurant is a common form of social engagement and a pleasurable experience for most. But for those stricken by Parkinson’s and other types of neurological diseases, resulting essential tremors can greatly impair functional ability. The simple act of using an everyday spoon ...

Patriot Day 9/11 and America’s perpetual mourning

SAN DIEGO, September 9, 2014 — When New York City’s Twin Towers were attacked on September 11, 2001, America was forever transformed. Americans across the country tragically lost their unshakable belief that acts of foreign war and terror could not occur on American soil. As approximately 3,000 Americans died, while visions of burning buildings and ...

Ebola fears, Ebola facts: No epidemic in America

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2014 – A Harvard School of Public Health poll taken between August 13 and 17 finds that 39 percent of Americans are concerned that there will be a major outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the U.S. within a year. Twenty-six percent fear that a member of their immediate family could get ...

Enjoy a safe Labor Day

For most Americans, Labor Day is preceded by a rising anticipation of time away from the working world and the welcome respite it provides.

Hitting the road by eating healthy on the great American road trip

SAN DIEGO, August 19, 2014 — Road trips are a summertime vacation tradition for many Americans. Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular travel times each year. There is no denying the freedom, fun, flexibility and cost-savings offered by a road trip. It is as American as the pioneering spirit and covered wagons. ...