GRAND Magazine - January/February 2012 - (Page 12)

Riding the age wave How health care can stay afloat Five-part solution to he 1. Scientific research to d 2. Needed: competent, ag 3. Make disease preventio 4. Shift our focus to home By KEN DyCHtWAlD 5. A humane approach to I Share this article with your friends. 12 GRAND n an ancient Greek fable, Eos, the beautiful goddess of the dawn, falls deeply in love with the warrior Tithonus. Distraught over his mortality, she goes to Zeus’s chamber to request a special favor: She wants to love Tithonus until the end of time and begs Zeus to grant her lover immortality. “Are you certain that is what you want for him?” Zeus challenges. “Yes,” Eos responds. As Eos leaves Zeus’s chamber, she realizes in shock that she forgot to ask that Tithonus also remain eternally young Click here for the entir and healthy.... As the decades pass, Tithonus’s aging body becomes increasingly frail, yet he cannot die. Ultimately, the once-proud warrior is reduced to a collection of pained, foul and broken bones—but he continues to live forever. Tithonus’s story is a fitting allegory for what is occurring in our health care system today. Until recently, most people died swiftly and relatively young of infectious diseases JAN FEB 2012 http://http://

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2012

GRAND – Jan/Feb 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz for Grandkids: A Safer World
Catching Up with Kay Glynn
Table of Contents
Grand Central
Riding the Age Wave
Healthy Grandkids: Nutrition No-No’s
“Natural” or Not?
Citrus Wonder: MCP
Cover Story: Werner Berger
School Readiness: Imagine That!
Toys ’n Tech
Healthy Grandparents
Grandparent Rights: Guilt Trip
Sex for Better Health

GRAND Magazine - January/February 2012