Survey Finds Black Veterans Come Home to a Fight for Health Care

Hortensia Amaro, Director of Northeastern University’s Institute of Urban Health Research, talks to Farai Chideya about new research that shows African American veterans are chronically dissatisfied with the quality of their health care.


A Very Good Place to Grow Up, for Almost Everyone

The Washington region is one of the nation’s best metropolitan areas for Hispanic, Asian and non-Hispanic white children, based on a study of health, housing, economic, crime and education data released last week by the Harvard School of Public Health.

Carmen Castaneda Sceppa, Ph.D.

Low Protein + Low Exercise = Sarcopenia

Sar-co-PEE-nee-ah. It starts to set in around age 45, when muscle mass begins to decline at a rate of about 1 percent per year. This gradual loss has been tied to protein deficiency, lack of exercise, and increased frailty among the elderly.