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Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky on Medicare and Age-Related Diseases in Bloomberg

Dec 7
2017

Board Member in the News: Jay Olshansky on Medicare and Age-Related Diseases in Bloomberg View MoreBACK

 

On December 6, 2017, Bloomberg spotlighted Board Member S. Jay Olshansky, PhD in an opinion piece arguing that Medicare could be adjusted to fit better with the realities of our biology and noting the range of chronic diseases associated with and driven by aging.

In “Medicare Should Start at 50,” Bloomberg notes:

Just being over 50 is a major risk factor for everything from diabetes to colon cancer to detached retinas. It’s as if the warranty on your body expires. This is not just a casual observation. S. Jay Olshansky, a researcher who studies aging at the University of Chicago School of Public Health, said that our worst chronic diseases can be seen as an inevitable result of operating the human body beyond its warranty period.


Read the full article here.



S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.





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