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Aging is Happening

January 2019


Think you're getting less sleep? You're not alone

More Americans are getting less sleep, a new study finds; learn what you can do about it. Read More



Isolation and transportation: serious challenges for diverse, older Angelenos

Research conducted by USC and UCLA and supported by AARP examines travel, technology and mobility issues.
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How to transform homes and communities to support healthy aging

Experts at the 2018 Morton Kesten Summit explain what works, what needs improvement, and what’s next.
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"Care to Laugh" film screening at USC Feb 5

Join us for the AARP Studios documentary Care to Laugh, which follows Jesus Trejo on his journey as a comedian and caregiver.
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In the News

Media Highlights Featuring USC Leonard Davis Experts 

Smithsonian Magazine highlighted research by Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School about the increase in inadequate sleep among Americans. “Poor sleep is a canary in the coal mine – we will see worse health outcomes as a result,” she said. KPCC-FM’s AirTalk with Larry MantleVentura County StarHealthDay, and WebMD also highlighted Ailshire's research, which found that 28.6 percent of respondents self-reported inadequate sleep in 2004, compared to 32.9 percent in 2017.

Vox quoted Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on how intermittent fasting can have long-term health benefits. Outside Magazine highlighted their deputy editor’s experience with the fasting-mimicking diet ProLon, which Longo created. Economic Times (India)Goop, and Daily Mail (UK) also cited Longo’s research on the benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet. Next Avenue featured Longo's recent book, The Longevity Diet, in an article on six health books to read in 2019.

Reuters quoted Jon Pynoos of the USC Leonard Davis School about what features can help older adults age comfortably in their own homes. “In a home with two or more stories, stacking closets that could later be replaced with a small elevator might be a good investment,” Pynoos said. “Basically, plan ahead.”

Los Angeles Times featured a new 10-week series of free classes on mindful eating hosted at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. The sessions will be led by Megan Tancredi, a graduate student at the USC Leonard Davis School, and Verdugo Hills Hospital Clinical Nutrition Manager Stephanie Wood.

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