Geriatric Medicine

  • Film

    May 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The World's Oldest Man Inspired a Banana-Flavored Caffeine Pill

    World's oldest man Salustiano "Shorty" Sanchez-Blazquez was 112 years old when he died this weekend. Shorty was born in Spain in 1901, emigrated to the United States in 1920 via Ellis Island, and has lived in Niagara Falls, New York (mostly) ever since. But just how did this man live so long? Four w ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 16, 2013

    The Other Place's Bad Brain

    Laurie Metcalf stars in Sharr White's Broadway transfer

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Wine, Snacks, and Naps May Be Secrets to Long Life

    A wonderful Times story about the residents of the small, self-sufficient Greek island of Ikaria explores the simple magic of getting together for good food and drink, and how the pleasures of the table may have something to do with the residents' long lives, good health, and sharp minds. Dan Buett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    SST Records Legend and Music Scribe Joe Carducci on His New Book and Throwing Sonic Youth's Cassette Into the Demo Pile in 1985

    By Brad Cohan Joe Carducci not only played a monumental role in helping run and co-own SST Records in its glorious 1980's heyday when Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü and Meat Puppets were the reigning kings of the Amerindie underground, but he also famously penned the lyrics for the Minutemen's ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    New Yorkers Now Have Longer Life Expectancy Than Ever, Mayor Announces

    ​Back in September we noted that Mayor Bloomberg announced that the amount of New Yorker smokers was down to 14 percent. But then, we wondered what might be the next killer of our population. Could it be "getting old and dying?" Well, rest easy, because Mayor Bloomberg announced today that New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Dying Is In Vogue: Americans' Life Expectancies Dropping

    ​Each week, Death by Science gets on its hands and knees and crawls around, searching the dark world of science and technology. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we found a stud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Drinking Is Good for Old People

    ​Here's some happy news: If you manage to make it to the ripe old age of 75 -- and chances are good for that these days if you stay out of traffic and away from the slippery edges of tall buildings and don't play with guns and such -- you will be perfectly justified in, even obligated to, rewa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    Elderly Jewish New Yorkers May Hold Secret to Long Life

    ​Cornell University researchers are about to begin studying the stem cells of a dozen elderly Jewish New Yorkers to figure out how they manage to live so long. There's evidence of a "longevity gene" which protects against heart disease and cancer; a lot of these seniors are living to 100 despite b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Living in New York Keeps You Young!

    ​As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature's curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But eith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Earth Will Be Crowded, Hungry, and Full of Human-Robot Porn in 2050

    ​The United Nations is predicting that Earth may be "unrecognizable" in 2050 due to the rise of population and the increase in demand for food. The population is expected to jump from seven billion to nine billion by that year. Yahoo quotes Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund as saying, "We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Red Wine's Magical Properties Continue to Amaze and Delight

    ​Another day, another fabulous study revealing the magical, mystical properties of red wine. This time, we learn that resveratrol, that extra special stuff that comes from the skin of red grapes and is hence found in red wine, can neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Simon Nunez, Missing Bronx Man, Found

    We mentioned that Simon Nunez was missing yesterday. Good news: The 74-year-old Bronx man, who suffers from Alzheimer's dementia and diabetes, has been found at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Nunez was about five miles from his Beach Avenue home when he apparently became disoriented and wandered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Simon Nunez, 74: Missing

    ​If you're in The Bronx, please keep an eye out for Simon Nunez, 74. He was last seen at Bainbridge Avenue and East 205 Street, just north of Bronx Park and about five miles from his Beach Avenue home. He was wearing a black jacket, green pants, a black baseball hat, blue shirt, a beige sweate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Booze News: A Cocktail Convention Comes to a Close; Wine May Keep You Sane, Says Study

    The seventh annual Tales of the Cocktail convention came to a close on Sunday. Industry insiders shared information about drinking trends, offered seminars on mixology techniques, and buried a bad cocktail. Last year, bartenders said goodbye to the Appletini; this year, the lesser-known Redheaded Sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Medical Experts: Old Age, Stress, Genes Call for Drink, Drugs

    Like we keep telling our editors: "Regular Moderate Alcohol Intake Has Cognitive Benefits in Older Adults." A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study of 3,069 individuals over 75 years of age who were still sharp found that codgers who had eight to 14 drinks a week -- that's a few drinks ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009


    Brooklyn author Stefan Merrill Block stares down a family illness

  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009


    Night of a thousand grannies

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    More Holiday Gloom from College Press Releases

    The University of Alabama is really bringing us down today. First they sent us a release headlined "Thanksgiving Could be Worst Travel Day of the Year," and then we got "Merry Christmas on a Shoestring" from assistant professor of consumer sciences Jan Brakefield, which includes such spirit-crushers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Who You Calling a SAG?

    What was your favorite part of last night's SAG awards? Daniel Day-Lewis's drippy Heath Ledger speech or Julie Christie's witchy and wanton Alzheimer's joke? Don't answer! Julie wins by a landslide! But since her speech had a rah-rah Writer's Guild bent to it, Jules probably shouldn't have neglected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    There Will Be Gold: Oscar Predictions Come True

    Alzheimer's is a big winner is at the Oscars! I got 19 out of 25! Correctly predicted Oscar nominations, that is! The big winners? Anyone playing an assassin, a gangster, a greedy whore, a vengeance queen, a queen period, or an Alzheimer's patient. The losers? The Simpsons Movie plus most of the pe ... More >>

  • Film

    May 8, 2007
  • People

    October 11, 2005


    Affordable health care and services for women

  • News

    August 5, 2003

    Refuge of Scoundrels

    After Criminal Charges, Claims of Mental Maladies

  • Film

    February 5, 2002