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Seeing removal of statues as ‘doing no harm’

Methodist News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:23
United Methodists in Virginia and North Carolina are among those calling for Confederate monuments to be moved away from public spaces.

Daniel Rodríguez left legacy of servant leadership

Methodist News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:39
In a 50-year ministry career, the Rev. Daniel Z. Rodríguez advocated for justice and helped ensure that The United Methodist Church served Hispanic/Latino and ethnic communities.

Deaf ministries navigate COVID-19 challenges

Methodist News - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:30
Pandemic has meant more online services in American Sign Language, but masks and isolation are a challenge for Deaf and hard of hearing.

Africans rely on survival skills to fight COVID-19

Methodist News - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:11
Many rural communities in Zimbabwe are using age-old practices to stay healthy and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Africa University shifts fall semester online

Methodist News - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:39
Despite the move to distance learning, the United Methodist university celebrated a new student union, dormitory and expanded dining hall, funded by a gift from Dallas’ Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Meharry faces off with COVID-19

Methodist News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 09:40
From testing to research to serving on the frontlines, Meharry doctors, students and alumni are fighting to overcome pandemic.

Korean peninsula and 'Amazing Grace with Peace'

Methodist News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 09:35
A Korean-American high school student writes about her grandfather's longing to meet his family in North Korea and how that inspires her to work for the peace movement.

Dangerous combination: Virus, poverty, immigration

Methodist News - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:59
It is imperative that the church inform and educate its membership with regard to the vulnerability of the immigrants within our communities, writes a United Methodist clergyman.

Churches weigh options to reach seniors

Methodist News - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:49
In some small or rural churches, snail mail and telephones are still playing a big role in staying in touch with members of the congregation.

Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration

Senior Medical News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:00
A new study in human volunteers and mice identifies which danger signaling molecules lie at the heart of skin rejuvenation pathways.

What to know about eye floaters

Senior Medical News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:00
Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters here.

How do the breasts change with age and why?

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:00
As a person gets older, their breasts naturally change shape and size, and they often develop lumps. In this article, we look at how aging affects the breasts, including possible changes and when to see a doctor.

Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia'

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:00
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

How having a close relative with Alzheimer's may affect cognition

Senior Medical News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:00
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning.

Why do women have less sex as they age?

Senior Medical News - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:00
Many women have less sex as they age, and the sex they do have gives them less pleasure. New research says this is not all down to health-related factors.

Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life?

Senior Medical News - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:00
New research presents the results of a 16-year follow-up to 'one of the largest and most rigorous' studies on the link between alcohol use and mortality.

Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care'

Senior Medical News - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 01:00
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'

Can social interaction predict cognitive decline?

Senior Medical News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:00
A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture.

Cognitive decline: A personalized approach could be key

Senior Medical News - Sun, 06/30/2019 - 01:00
A new study paper focuses on developing a clearer picture of how and why cognitive decline occurs, and how doctors could treat it in a personalized way.
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