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Setting the Records Straight on South Vietnam: An ARVNGeneral Remembers

New America Media, Interview, Andrew Lam Feb 13, 2013

orn in the Mekong Delta in 1932 to a wealthy land-owning family, Thi Quang Lam spent 25 years in the army and rose to the rank of lieutenant general in the Republic of Vietnam by the time the Vietnam War ended. In Vietnam, he obtained a French baccalaureate in French philosophy and later, in the United States, an MBA. During his military service, he was awarded the Vietnamese National Order, The U.S. Legion of Merit and the Korean Order of Chung Mu. He currently lives in Fremont, Calif. He talked to his son, Andrew Lam, an editor with New America Media.

Goal Shifts to Keeping Aging Drivers at the Wheel

Feb 07, 2013

Photo: Lynne Stickley of Florida’s Charlotte County Emergency Management, left, talks with Port Charlotte resident Tess Canja, a participant in the CarFit program to train seniors to drive more safely. (Copyright Herald-Tribune)SARASOTA, Fla.--Wearing an orange safety vest, Michelle Harris stands...

Aging Boomers with HIV Teaching Doctors to Keep Them Independent

Feb 01, 2013

Photo and Radio: Michael Palumbaro holds his cat Lucky at home in Philadelphia. Click here to see the photo slideshow by Emma Lee/WHYY NewWorks and hear Carolyn Beeler’s public radio report.PHILADELPHIA--By 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

At War With Alzheimer’s - A Latina Immigrant's Story

Jan 27, 2013

Read this article in Spanish at NAM en Español.ATLANTA, Ga. -- A daughter describes her battle against the disease that is stealing her mother’s memory -- and the federal and state regulations that make it hard for her immigrant mother...

Researchers Focus on LGBT Seniors, Including Gay Ethnic Elders

Jan 26, 2013

Photo: LGBT expert Marcy Adelman (Ed Kashi/Civic Ventures)Click to read Part 1SAN FRANCISCO--In terms of academic research, LGBT seniors largely remain in the closet. Only a few studies have attempted to shed light on the needs of aging LGBT adults.Experts...

Aging Arab Americans: The Invisible Elders

Jan 22, 2013

DETROIT--As an Arab American journalist with a keen interest in community affairs and empowerment, I know that the elderly segment of the Arab American population is, like the entire community, in need of more resources, services and understanding. However, receiving...

Can India’s New Commission Curb Rapes? Q&A With Justice Leila Seth

Jan 16, 2013

Photo: Justice Leila Seth (Firstpost/Sandip Roy)Editor’s Note: In the wake of the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, Dec. 16, and subsequent reports of gang rapes in India, that nation's government has established a commission to...

Baby Boomers: Start Turning Nursing Homes Upside Down

Jan 15, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--If the generation that grew up with the Beatles, Stones the Grateful Dead and Woodstock is to live out the last chapter of their lives in nursing homes, then there will have to be some changes made. Whenever I...

Three Years in Prison for Nurse in Elder Abuse Case

Jan 14, 2013

A California judge sentenced the former director of nursing at a Kern County skilled nursing facility to three years in prison last week for illegally prescribing psychiatric drugs as a form of chemical restraint, hastening the deaths of three elderly...

Detroit’s Caldo de Pollo for the Soul—Feeds Latino Seniors' Needs

Jan 08, 2013

Photo: La señoras of Detroit’s LA SED Senior Center (WDET)Editor’s note: Hunger is a growing issue for lower-income seniors, and serving them culturally appropriate meals can help assure the health of America’s increasingly diverse senior population. Martina Guzmán produced the...

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