In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

September 18, 2019
New York Times (September 18) Taking Up Running After 50? It’s Never Too Late to Shine People who start running competitively in their 50s can become as swift and well-muscled as older runners who have trained lifelong.
September 17, 2019
CNN (9/17, Lamotte) reports researchers found that “a half hour of aerobic exercise four to five times a week may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults who are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s” disease.
September 17, 2019
California Healthline (September 17)
September 17, 2019
Washington Post (September 17) Comedians are being hired by the hour to help dementia patients. Their goals? ‘A full belly laugh.’
September 15, 2019
The Minneapolis Star Tribune (9/15, Serres, Howatt) reports that decisions about support for “people with severe disabilities” that is “disbursed by counties in a form known as Medicaid ‘waivers’” are made at the county level and “county policies are so inconsistent and capricious that some families have become nomads, pulling up roots and moving long distances just to obt
September 15, 2019
Wall Street Journal (September 15) The New, Smarter Hearing Aid The new devices are part medical device, part consumer electronics. And they may be more socially acceptable as well.
September 13, 2019
Disability Scoop (9/13, Diament) reports, “The US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (DOE-OSERS) is asking for feedback from parents, states, school districts, vocational rehabilitation providers and other stakeholders on how the agency can best use technical assistance to guide states on improving ‘postsecondary transition se
September 13, 2019
CBS This Morning (September 13) Genetic cancer risk scan targeting seniors may disqualify them from legitimate tests

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