A report said to be the first of its kind examines the challenges facing older Latinos living with HIV. The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network released a report on Wednesday entitled “Olvidados,” which means “Forgotten Ones” in English. It delves into the interlocking factors that make this segment of the population more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, including language barriers, sexual orientation, and access to quality healthcare.
Sex with Other People, Extramarital Affairs More Common Among Older Americans, Study Says | Newsweek
While younger Americans may be viewed as more sexually progressive, a new study has found that older Americans engage in extramarital affairs more often than younger married people. The study, titled “America’s New Generation Gap in Extramarital Sex” and published July 5 by the Institute for Family Studies, reveals that 20 percent of married Americans over the age of 55 say they have had extramarital sex, while just 14 percent of married Americans under 55 have gotten it on with someone other than their legal partner. The study’s findings are the result of an analysis of data from the General Social Survey, which has provided an unbiased record of American attitudes on various subjects since 1972.
The Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading organization advocating on behalf of disabled people, has come out against the forthcoming film “Blind.” The group accuses the movie of “crip-face” — akin to blackface — in its casting of the able-bodied Alec Baldwin as the blind lead. “Alec Baldwin in ‘Blind’ is just the latest example of treating disability as a costume,” Jay Ruderman, the foundation’s president, said in a statement. “We no longer find it acceptable for white actors to portray black characters. Disability as a costume needs to also become universally unacceptable.”
Caregiving may be the hardest nonpaying job that anyone can tackle, especially when the patient is an aging parent. That’s not to say it’s not rewarding, but it can sure take its toll, as our family has discovered. Moving our mom into assisted living was a big decision for my two siblings and myself, as well as for our mother, Sophie, who was 91 at the time.
The biggest problem in American health care is one that the Republican health care plans won’t really try to solve. To be fair, it’s one that Obamacare didn’t touch, either. The biggest problem facing American health care is our prices.
Dawn Russell spent two nights camped out with nine other people in a small room in Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. On Thursday evening, after their 60-hour sit-in, Russell and her fellow activists were removed from the office and arrested.
Russell was there because the Colorado Republican is one of the key swing votes who could either help pass or stop the GOP’s health care bill — and she is one very angry constituent.
Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of contention for even longer, however, since hybrids operating purely on battery power are similarly quiet. For years, the U.S. Department of Transportation was charged with drafting rules to make hybrids and electric noisier at low speeds; they finally emerged last year. The push for such rules was largely due to lobbying by the National Federation for the Blind, which maintains that such cars pose a direct threat to blind and vision-impaired pedestrians—who can’t see them coming.
Cecelia Hayden Smith, 72, knows exactly how she wants to live out the remainder of her golden years: lounging lazily on the porch of a cozy house tucked along a quiet, treelined street in Washington, D.C. She’d greet her partner each morning with a homemade country breakfast, and their afternoons and evenings would be filled with lively games of Spades and Bid Whist with a dozen or so housemates — all fellow LGBTQ elders.
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