Milken Institute unveils national campaign asking mayors to improve lives of older Americans

Press Release: LOS ANGELES – The Milken Institute today began contacting mayors across America, asking that they commit to improve the lives of older people in their cities by signing the Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge. The pledge, part of the Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging initiative, comes from the initiative’s advisory…

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Two scientists receive award for Parkinson's work on deep brain stimulation

William’s suicide thrust Parkinson’s disease onto the world stage recently.   The progressive neurological disorder affects about 60,000 Americans each year.  Well-known people like Michael J. Fox, Muhammad Ali and Janet Reno join the million or so Americans who struggle with symptoms such as tremors, vocal spasms and perhaps one of its most overlooked symptom—depression.  This…

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Celebrating a grand relationship

According to the 2012 Census, over 7 million grandchildren in America who are under the age of 18 live with their grandparents.  Most live with them in a multigenerational household but almost 3 million live with grandparents that are their caregivers.  In the ‘70s, to recognize this and other contributions that grandparents make to society,…

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Scam alert

In 2009, Congress created a federal agency called the Recovery Board as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).  The aims of the board were two-part.  The first part was to provide transparency of ARRA –related funds and the second to detect and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement of Recovery Act…

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