New Diabetes Cases Falling in the United States
After decades of relentless rise, the number of new cases of diabetes in the United States has finally started to decline. (Sabrina Tavernise/New York Times)

Aid-in-Dying Laws Only Accentuate Need for Palliative Care
Earlier this month, California law became the fifth—and largest—state to allow physicians to prescribe lethal medications to certain patients who ask for it. (Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News)

How Communities Could Create Aging-in-Place Zones
Land-use regulations could mean the difference between aging in place and moving elsewhere for many older adults, and restructuring zoning codes might allow more seniors to remain in their homes, a group of researchers has suggested. (Kourtney Liepelt/Home Health Care News)

Working to Lower Drug Costs by Challenging Questionable Patents
Mr. Bass is wagering against pharmaceutical companies that he says exploit the patent system, keeping drug prices—and their profits— n the stratosphere. (Gretchen Morgenson/New York Times)

How Minnesota’s Supporting People With Alzheimer’s
With the annual number of new cases of Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases expected to double by mid-century, Paynesville is among a handful of Minnesota towns striving to be dementia-friendly for its aging population. (Catherine Richert/