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Searching for a Good Doctor, Online

Online ratings may help us choose everything from cars to hotels, but when it comes to finding a doctor, how useful are they? New results from U-M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging suggest older adults use such ratings, but take them with a grain of salt. January 7, 2020. #15-30minutes #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #Technology #Aging #healthcare


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Men Who Receive Home Care from Spouse More Likely to Feel Burdensome than Women

U-M Professor Emerita of Social Work Berit Ingersoll-Dayton discusses the burden older, chronically-ill men feel if they must be cared for by their wives, as feelings of guilt and shame arise. November 11, 2019. #5-15mins #web-article #MichiganNews #Health/Wellness #Society #GenderIssues #Aging


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Big Hearted Stories!

Michigan Medicine's Geriatrics Center is seeking storytellers with true stories about the aging experience. Applications are available from November 2019-January 22, 2020. #5-15minutes #universityofmichigan-other #EducationalEvent #osherlifelonglearninginstitute-U-Michigan #HealthandWellness #Society #GeriatricMedicine #Aging

 11-22-2019 12:00 PM - 01-22-2020 12:00 PM ET


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Q&A: How Pets Can Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Pain

School of Public Health Researcher Mary Janevic discusses new research suggesting that owning a pet may benefit sufferers of chronic pain by encouraging movement and establishing routine while also providing comfort and relaxation. July 1, 2019. #5-15minutes #PublicHealth #web-article #PublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Society #PainManagement #Aging


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Aging in America: Addressing the Complexities of Longer Lives and an Aging Population

School of Public Health Dean F. DuBois Bowman and several professors speak on the growing aging population in the U.S. from healthcare, policy, and environmental perspectives in this podcast episode. August 13, 2019. #15-30-mins #PublicHealth #podcast #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #Science #Aging #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Policy #healthequity #FDuBoisBowman ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Modern Maker Trend Could Spur Aging Brains

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama and graduate student Kayla Carucci study the positive effects of implementing makerspaces in senior citizen homes, allowing residents to utilize tools, make crafts, and stimulate their brains. July 18, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Society #Technology #Aging #Design #InformationScience #MentalHealth #KentaroToyama ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Reading Women's Lives

#60+mins #universityofmichigan-other #In-PersonCourse #osherlifelonglearninginstitute #ArtsandCulture #Society #Literature #GenderIssues #Aging #OLLI ​​​​​​​​​​

 09-25-2019 10:00 AM - 05-20-2020 12:00 PM ET


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Suicide Among Older Adults in Long-term Care Suggests More is Needed to Promote Mental, Social Well-being

School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology Briana Mezuk conducts research focusing on mental health and suicide rates in older adults, concluding that mental and social well-being should be emphasized more in these areas. June 17, 2019. # #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #HealthandWellness #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Epidemiology #MentalHealth #Aging #Suicide #BrianaMezuk ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn to Suicide in Long-term Care

School of Public Health Associate Professor Briana Mezuk and colleagues discuss their research findings that older adults are quietly and frequently committing suicide in nursing homes and other care centers. April 9, 2019. #15-30-mins #PublicHealth #web-article #SchoolofPublicHealth #Health/Wellness #Society #Aging #MentalHealth #Suicide #healthcare #BrianaMezuk


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How Pets Contribute to Healthy Aging: Results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging

School of Public Health Professors discuss the results of the National Poll on Healthy Aging, which reveals a high number of aging folks who keep pets for social support and reducing stress, among many other benefits. April 3, 2019. #5mins #Medicine #video #MichiganMedicine #Health/Wellness #Society #Aging #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #nature