Health Care Measures in the OECD: How Does the U.S. Measure Up?
The United States spent $1.7 trillion on health care in 2006, which at $6,719 per capita was twice the average of OECD countries. By 2017, the United States is projected to spend as much as $4 trillion annually on health care, equal to 20% of gross domestic product.
Health Consequences of Early Retirement
Entering retirement is a status passage, constituting the transition from mid to late adulthood. For many people - especially those who have had long working careers - this passage from the "second phase of life" (labor force participation) to the "third life phase" (retirement) can be a crucial event.
Interview with Dr. Mohini Giri
In this AARP News Maker interview, Dr. Giri, a pioneer and champion in the cause of human rights and gender justice in India and South Asia, discusses her organization's efforts to safeguard and improve the well-being of older people in India and her recent appointment as chairperson of the Review Committee on India's National Policy of Older Persons.
Interview with Professor John Creighton Campbell
In this AARP News Maker interview, John Creighton Campbell, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Michigan and a visiting researcher at the Tokyo University Institute of Gerontology discusses the historic elections and what the new government will aim to do to reverse Japan's demographic and economic decline.
Living Longer in Mexico: Income Security and Health
AARP, Centro Fox, and RAND Corporation, collaboratively sponsored "Living Longer In Mexico: Income Security and Health." The research focuses on the current financial support systems, health status, and needs of Mexico's growing 50+ population. The report is offered to contribute to the policy debate as well as to encourage a deeper commitment of the public and private sectors for solutions to improve the well-being of older persons in Mexico and Mexican-Americans in the U.S.
Telehealth Services - Manitoba
Telehealth services in manitoba bridge geographical divides and provide remote populations access to primary health care, patient education and surgical pre-admission screening.
Innovative Arm Chair Offers New Ways to Exercise
A German contract research and development company, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), has created a high tech “TV chair” that doesn’t just provide a comfortable place to sit, but also provides a chance to get a workout right from the seat of your chair!
New Zealand Offers Clinics in the Cloud
In use in New Zealand since November 2012, the Virtual Clinic promises to be one of the most efficient and secure collaboration schemes for patients and doctors.
Germany's 'Lisa the Wonderwall' supports independent living
An innovative team of researchers at Germany’s Technische Universität München (TUM), along with partners from the business world, have designed an easy to install wall panel equipped with many special features to help make living at home a little easier for aging adults.
New App Turns Smartphone into Hearing Aid
With everyone so “plugged in” to technology these days, researchers at the University of Essex of the UK have created an IPhone App that would allow users to turn their smartphone into a hearing aid.