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  • The Challenges of Caregiving

    An estimated 120 million adult Americans (57 percent) are either providing unpaid care to an adult family member or friend or have provided this care in the past.

  • The Courts and Medical Futility

    Thaddeus Pope, director of the Health Law Institute and an Associate Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled “The Courts, Futility and the Ends of Medicine.”

  • The Elderly and Public Transportation

    By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans are expected to live in communities where public transportation is poor or nonexistent.

  • The Intersection of Neuroscience and National Security

    The intersection of neuroscience and national security is an intriguing place filled with excitement but also a need for caution.

  • The Home of the Future for Aging Americans

    The home of the future is one that will accommodate our rapidly rising numbers of older Americans.

  • The IOM Report on Pain

    At least 116 million US adults suffer from chronic pain. That’s more than the number affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer – combined.

  • What the Data Reveal about Aging in Kansas City

    John Carney, CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics, discusses how Kansas City’s aging population will affect all aspects of life (e.g., healthcare, caregiving, housing, shopping, driving) in the region, as well as the opportunities these demographic trends offer.

  • Working with a Chronic Disease

    We’re living longer and we’re working longer, so how do we strike a balance between the needs of the person with the chronic disease and the needs of the workplace?

  • Working with the Aging Workforce

    Steven Joiner, head of the Workforce Pillar of the KC4 Aging in Community initiative, discusses why the workforce needs to shift perspective on aging from one of burden to asset.

  • Your Genome and the Data Risks

    Barbara Atkinson, MD, discusses genomics, privacy and big data in Learning Health Systems from her perspective on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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