New Cancer Research Approaches Specifically Target 60+ Population

By Samuel Waxman, M.D.

Distinguished Service Professor Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology and Distinguished Service Professor, Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Founder & CEO, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

One of America’s precious resources, its senior population, is not getting its fair share of attention in the war against cancer and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) is determined to do something about it.  

Tips for Cell Phone Courtesy Month, July 2015

The cell phone is one of the greatest inventions of our time, but as the cell phone has evolved into the smartphone, it’s also one of the greatest distractions. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, an event founded by author and etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore in 2002 with the intent of making cell phone users more respectful of their surroundings. 

To avoid offending others, Whitmore offers this advice in honor of National Cell Phone Courtesy Month:

Everything You Need to Know About Facial Serums

Boomers Are Surfing Online Sex Communities

A study done in June 2015 by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher in Israel found that older adults are surfing online communities for sex information and discussions.

For Older Adults, Life Review Writing Shared with College Students = Renewed Sense of Purpose

A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently. That is the finding of a study done at by New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and published in the July/August 2015 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.


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