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Theories of Aging- It's Not a Tumor

What is the difference between a tumor cell and a normal one? Among other things, cancerous tumor cells divide indefinitely without damage to the cell. How does this happen?: A little thing called a telomere. 255 more words


In The Old Days....

It’s official, I’m old. I guess I have been living in denial, I really didn’t think I was THAT old, but my kids think otherwise. 484 more words


If She Yells 'Help Me' - Poster Therapy to Convey the Needs, Identity of an Ailing Parent

Joan Melton, MSN, lives in Indiana.

I am a geriatric nurse practitioner and have also been the daughter to an ill, aging parent. I felt well trained for my professional role but struggled with the latter. 1,192 more words


A Community of Caring

Last week, my friend Atsuko Hirai died at home, having lived six months longer than the most optimistic prognosis she was given when she was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer 2 1/2 years ago. 1,033 more words


Carry It On!

Recently I had the opportunity to be part of a local delegation of parents who have adult children with severe cognitive disabilities. We met with the executive committee of our state’s Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. 638 more words


Winning Over the Big Three Oh!

Last February, I turned thirty and bid my twenties goodbye. I remember waking up on my birthday feeling 29, 28, 27, and 26 all at the same time. 468 more words