Mar 14, 2013 — Of the many responses to my post on what to call people over 60 (or 70, 80 or 90), the three responses repeated here stand out for their expressiveness — or in the case of Morning Edition sports commentator Frank Deford, for just being downright ornery. Or maybe wise. You might be stimulated to add your own.
Mar 12, 2013 — When the headline on the Web version of a recent story called an active, 71-year-old midwife "elderly," she was offended. The reporter, meanwhile, asked for advice on what words to use. A check with experts finds division. Maybe, live forever and avoid labels? Please advise (about the labels).
Nov 27, 2012 — Because many people don't disclose behaviors that put them at a higher risk for hepatitis C, an influential medical panel doctors is moving toward a recommendation that all baby boomers get tested.
Aug 17, 2012 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all baby boomers should get tested for the virus. But there's another aspect to the story.
Aug 16, 2012 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a sweeping testing recommendation official amid growing concern about the estimated 2 million baby boomers infected with the virus, which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.
May 18, 2012 — More than 2 million baby boomers in the U.S. are thought to be infected with hepatitis C. But most don't know it. So the federal government is proposing they get blood test for the virus. The current guidelines call for a test only when someone is known to be at risk.