Health — 13 November 2013

By Pat Anson, Editor

Weekly exercise and yoga classes helped decrease pain, improve mobility, and enhance the overall health of senior citizens in New York City.

The exercise program, offered by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) at four senior centers, was aimed at improving the health of seniors in the city’s Asian American community.

The Asian older adult population in New York City grew by 64% from 2000 to 2010, and one in four Asian seniors lived in poverty in 2010.

“This population is at risk for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis,” said Laura Robbins, a senior vice president of Education and Academic Affairs at HSS.

“They are more than twice as likely to have no health insurance coverage compared to other major race and ethnic groups. Cultural and linguistic barriers limit access to healthcare services.”

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Pat Anson, Editor

Pat is Editor in Chief of American News Report. He is a veteran journalist and a former correspondent and producer for HealthWeek (PBS), Nightly Business Report (PBS) and other nationally syndicated shows. Pat has won numerous journalism awards, including a Golden Mike award for investigative reporting.

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