7 Things to Know about Seniors and Social Isolation

7 Things to Know about Seniors and Social Isolation

Earlier this year, the Motion Picture and Television Fund hosted the second annual Social Isolation and Loneliness Impact Summit at the organization’s Wasserman Campus. Featuring workshops, discussions, and presentations from experts including Carla M. Perissinotto, a UC San Francisco professor of geriatrics, and Lynda Flowers, a senior policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute,… Read More…

How to Stay Safe as an Older Driver – 6 Helpful Tips

How to Stay Safe as an Older Driver – 6 Helpful Tips

Many older adults say that driving is one of the most important ways in which they maintain their freedom and independence as they age. But for some seniors, the changes that age can bring—like vision and hearing loss, cognitive challenges, or reduced mobility and flexibility—can make it more difficult than it used to be to… Read More…

A Glossary of Newborn Screening Terms You Need to Know

A Glossary of Newborn Screening Terms You Need to Know

To help make sure that all babies get the healthiest possible start in life, newborn screenings are standard procedure at all US hospitals—thanks in no small part to the advocacy efforts of organizations like the March of Dimes. An important public health service offered to every baby, a newborn screening is a series of special… Read More…

A Look at 6 Important Facts about Premature Birth

A Look at 6 Important Facts about Premature Birth

Did you know that November is Prematurity Awareness Month? Every year, organizations like the March of Dimes spend November campaigning for greater awareness of and support for the millions of people and families all around the world who are affected by preterm birth, which is defined as birth than occurs before 37 weeks. Some of… Read More…

Spotlight – 9 Conditions That Can Be Mistaken for MS

Spotlight – 9 Conditions That Can Be Mistaken for MS

Medical professionals agree that multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to diagnose. Not only is there no single test that can conclusively diagnose MS, but many of its early symptoms closely resemble those of some other conditions. To further complicate matters, not everyone with MS experiences the most common symptoms of the disease. If someone… Read More…

This Is How People with MS Can Develop Resilience

This Is How People with MS Can Develop Resilience

Resilience is an essential quality that helps people to recover from setbacks. While resilience is a complex concept that can be difficult to precisely define, it’s generally understood as the ability to recover and adapt in the face of adversity. Demonstrating resilience doesn’t mean that you won’t experience difficulty or distress, but rather that you… Read More…

A Look at the Broad Benefits of AIDS Research

A Look at the Broad Benefits of AIDS Research

Over the past several decades, the intensive AIDS research conducted by amfAR and similar organizations has completely transformed the landscape for people living with HIV/AIDS. As a result of the development of new drugs, diagnostics, and disease prevention technologies, countless people with HIV/AIDS around the world are living longer and better lives. But did you… Read More…

What You Need to Know about Getting Tested for HIV

What You Need to Know about Getting Tested for HIV

Did you know that an estimated 15% of Americans with HIV are not aware that they are infected? Not surprisingly, this figure has extremely serious public health implications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most new HIV infections can be traced back to people who do not know their HIV status. Therefore,… Read More…

8 Things You Need to Know When Talking to Children about Race

8 Things You Need to Know When Talking to Children about Race

Founded by Sigmund Livingston in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) aims to ensure the fair treatment of individuals regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. In addition to its original goal of fighting anti-Semitism, ADL works in areas such as LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, religious freedom, and criminal justice reform. Moreover, it offers a variety… Read More…

Spotlight on The Art of Elysium’s Community Programming

Spotlight on The Art of Elysium’s Community Programming

Founded in 1997 to support the philanthropic pursuits of artists, The Art of Elysium pairs volunteer artists with Los Angeles-based communities. The Art of Elysium has supported a diverse range of individuals, from those experiencing homeless to children, adults, and seniors with physical health concerns. The nonprofit organization offers more than 100 community programs per… Read More…