Health, Science, Environment

5:08pm

Wed February 11, 2015

4:10pm

Tue February 10, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Living with HIV as a senior

Jasmin Lopez

People 50 years or older now make up the majority of HIV and AIDS cases in San Francisco. Since HIV emerged in the 1980s, treatments have improved -- allowing people to live longer with this chronic illness. So as the number of older people living with HIV grows, so do the other things that come with age -- like access to affordable housing and health care, mental health issues and isolation.

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4:10pm

Tue February 10, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

CAPS bridges the gap for Fremont seniors

The main prayer hall at Gurdwara Sahib Fremont, the Fremont Sikh temple, is a cavernous room. A beautiful marble center aisle leads to an altar, which contains the holy book, or Guru Granth Sahib. This is one of the biggest gurdwaras in the Bay Area -- every Sunday, around 3,000 people come to worship, eat, and find fellowship.

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5:11pm

Mon February 9, 2015
The Spiritual Edge

StoryCorps: Healing the mind by way of hospice

Paul Kelley

When someone is dying, sometimes the best medicine is not medicine at all. And sometimes what needs to be healed, is not the body, but the mind. That is the kind of caretaking that Paul Kelley takes pride in doing. When Kelley began his career as a hospice worker in 1983, he knew instantly that he had found his calling.

 

"I can't fix my toilet at home, I can't fix the car, I can't do bookkeeping, I can't do computers. But I can be with someone who is dying, for some reason."

Click the audio player above to listen to the story.

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12:21am

Mon February 9, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How does modern medicine tackle dying?

On the February 9th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Tom Jennings, director of the Frontline documentary Being Mortal. The film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and how doctors struggle to talk honestly and openly with their terminally ill patients. How can the medical profession better help patients navigate the final chapters of their lives with dignity? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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