Aging

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What Does 'Livable' Mean to Older Americans?

Turns out, we're not good at anticipating the kind of community we'll need as we age.

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Why Vancouver Is Banning the Doorknob

A not-so-ridiculous idea.

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The New Demographics of Anti-Smoking Campaigns

In many places in the U.S., the population is getting older and younger at the same time. And that has big implications for public health.

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Liking Your Neighbors Could Help Prevent You From Having a Stroke

Researchers have found evidence that strong social ties may be just as important as not smoking.

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The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.

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Want Healthier Seniors? Give Them Bus Passes

Researchers find free rides on public transit can spur physical activity in older adults.

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As America Ages, NIMBYism Could Increase

Surveys show older people are more likely to actively oppose new development