Living near a road, may be even more dangerous to your health than being in other places in a community, especially for children and the elderly.
‘Elder health’ Archive
The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California’s population ages, but the majority of state’s Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty or near-poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds.
It’s well documented that air pollution can increase hospital visits among asthma patients but a recent NY Times article cites three separate studies that collectively have determined polluted air can go beyond our lungs and can be just as bad (if not worse) for our heart and brain.
Family members or friends caring for aging or disabled individuals in California are under both financial and emotional strain and are likely to face even greater burdens, given recent cuts in state support for programs and services that support in-home care, write the authors of a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health … [ Read full post ]
Geoffrey J. Hoffman, a doctoral candidate at the UCLA School of Public Health, is lead author of a new policy brief on the stress and financial burden placed on the state’s informal caregivers. In this brief interview, he talks about who the typical caregiver is in California, why more don’t use state services and … [ Read full post ]
Despite living in the countryside, where open space is plentiful and there is often significant agricultural production, California’s more than half a million rural elders are far more likely to be overweight or obese, physically inactive and food insecure than their suburban counterparts, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health … [ Read full post ]