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New York Times Publishes Letter from Executive Director Stephanie Lederman

Jan 15
2013

New York Times Publishes Letter from Executive Director Stephanie Lederman

On January 15th, the Editorial section of the New York Times published a letter from AFAR's Executive Director, Stephanie Lederman.  Ms. Lederman wrote the letter in response to an article that appeared on January 10th, titled "For Americans Under 50, Stark Findings on Health."  Ms. Lederman's letter urges us both to draw encouragement from the fact that older Americans have relatively high life expectancies compared with other countries, and to keep in mind that biomedical research on aging plays an essential role in the overall health of the population.  By studying the mechanisms of aging (including…


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Richard W. Besdine, MD, with Insights into Stroke

Jan 07
2013

Richard W. Besdine, MD, with Insights into Stroke

AFAR Medical Officer Richard W. Besdine, MD, weighed in on stroke prevention, on January 5, 2013, with a contribution to TED Weekends on the Huffington Post. Dr. Besdine was one of several experts who the Huffington Post invited to respond to the big ideas presented in Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk on stroke. Dr. Besdine emphasized the things we can do to “make their own luck” and reduce the risk of stroke, which is the fourth leading cause of death in America. Dr. Besdine also blogs on health care and aging on the AOL Healthy Living site.…


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AFAR Receives Grant from Irene Diamond Fund

Jan 02
2013

AFAR Receives Grant from Irene Diamond Fund

Read more about the grant at Philanthropy News Digest.


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