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Amid deadly virus, a push for nursing home alternatives (Salon)

Salon quoted Anna Rahman of the USC Leonard Davis School on the push for alternatives to nursing homes during COVID-19. “I think at the end of the day, you might not really be able to [move away from institutional settings],” Rahman said. “There are some people who are very, very sick, and their families cannot […]

COVID-19 Won’t Change Us Forever (The Atlantic)

The Atlantic quoted T. Em Arpawong of the USC Leonard Davis School on post-traumatic growth, which is when people thrive after a negative, life-changing event.

USC Study Finds Tiny Protein Has Big Impact on Longevity and Health (KFI 640 AM)

KFI 640 AM featured research by Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Leonard Davis School, into why higher levels of humanin in the body have been connected to longer lifespans and better health. “Humanin has long been known to help prevent many age-related diseases, and this is the first time that it has been shown […]

Covid-19 deaths reveal ageist perceptions of seniors, which affects the care they receive (Washington Post)

The Washington Post (via The Conversation) featured commentary by Paul Nash of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues on how ageism harms older adults, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. “The COVID-19 emergency gives us the opportunity to examine health inequalities in the U.S. It gives us a chance to look again at the way […]

Coronavirus shows how ageism is harmful to health of older adults (The Conversation)

The Conversation featured a column co-authored by Paul Nash on how COVID-19 has underscored the harmful health effects of ageism. “The COVID-19 emergency gives us the opportunity to examine health inequalities in the U.S. It gives us a chance to look again at the way Americans view and treat older people. And it lets us look […]

The Coronavirus Is Scrambling Retirement, But There Are Ways to Move Forward (The Atlantic)

The Atlantic quoted Paul Irving on the impact of COVID-19 on retirement and older adults. “In past economic downturns, when employers do layoffs and reductions in force, older adults tend to be sidelined,” Irving says. “They are often the first to be fired and the last to be rehired.”

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