NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on ethnic elders and policy in America. For more information on NAM's ethnic elder coverage, contact Paul Kleyman at pkleyman@newamericamedia.org.
Eat, Pray, Gain--Black Church Meals May Serve Fellowship With Obesity
 

Eat, Pray, Gain--Black Church Meals May Serve Fellowship With Obesity

NorthStarNews Today/New America Media, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Feb 09, 2016

Black churches provide fellowship and heaps of comfort food served to relieve stress--while contributing to a high obesity rate in the black community.

 

Study Links Filial Piety to Caregiver Stress, Depression in Chinese Americans

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Lotus Chau, Posted: Feb 04, 2016

A new study found that three-in-four Chinese American family caregivers feel stressed and burdened by traditional filial piety obligations to provide eldercare.

 

Happy Hearts: Study Shows Owning Pets Can Lower Seniors’ Blood Pressure

 

Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Curless, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

The benefits of pet companionship have been evident to animal lovers for thousands of years. New research shows for seniors it can lower blood pressure.

 

From Monkey Studies to Eldercare, Irish Researchers at Forefront of Aging

 

Irish Echo/New America Media , News Feature, Peter McDermott , Posted: Jan 27, 2016

From primate studies to eldercare, Irish researchers in many disciplines in aging were at the fore during the recent gerontology meeting in Orlando.

 

Rocky Rollouts as States Try Managing Medicaid Long-Term Care

 

Chicago Tribune , News Report, Mark Taylor , Posted: Jan 25, 2016

Patients in experimental Medicare-Medicaid managed long-term care programs have gained in some states, but been forced to find new doctors elsewhere.

 

Chinese American Doctor Honored for Studying Seniors in U.S.

 

America Commercial News/New America Media , Profile, Geoff Chin, Posted: Jan 24, 2016

Award-winning geriatric physician Dr. Xinqi Dong says his study of Chinese elders in the U.S. shows challenges they face, such as to views of traditional filial piety.

 

探討在美華裔老人健康 董新奇二度獲GSA頒獎表揚

 

American Commercial News/New America Media , Profile, Geoff Chin, Posted: Jan 24, 2016

孝道是華人的傳統文化,然而隨著華人移民到海外,孝心的體現與實踐會有什麼差異?在美國社會裡又會出現哪些文化衝突呢?

 

Pets Can Boost Health of LGBT Seniors

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Jan 18, 2016

Aging isn’t just a people-centric issue. San Francisco nonprofits pair canines, some elderly, with older LGBT humans who are isolated or have disabilities.

 

ADVANCE CARE PLANS: Don’t Wait Until You’re Old to Plan for Old Age

 

New America Media/WBAI HealthCentera , Interview, Liz Seegert , Posted: Jan 15, 2016

A leading gerontologist, Dr. Toni Miles described five stages of aging from Viagra-charged “go-gos” to debilitated “no-goes”--and more of us need to plan for the stages ahead.

 

ADVANCE CARE PLANS: African American Seniors and Life’s ‘What-Ifs’

 

New America Media, News Report, Sheri L. Stuart, Posted: Jan 13, 2016

A new study found three reasons African Americans are less likely than whites to benefit from Advance Care Planning in case of debilitating illness.

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