Healthy Masculinity ~ Bluegrass Goes Pink ~ Aging Nationposted on 07/16/2013
July 16, 2013 – Can healthy masculinity help improve the lives of women and men in the North Dakota oil patch? That’s the idea behind an event coming up later this month in Watford City. Here to explain are Jennifer Weisgerber and Stephanie Gerhardt of the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services, and project photographer Thomas Christopher, Final Proof Photography, Bismarck. ~~~ Bluegrass is going pink at Cross Ranch State Park. The event will feature local and national acts, including Special Consensus and Nu-Blu. Joining us is Jill Wiese, organizer and performer with her own band, Cotton Wood. ~~~ In a followup to yesterday’s conversation about options under the Affordable Care Act, one of the adjustments we’re having to make is our response to the idea that as a nation, we’re getting older, and we’re getting sicker. More of us than ever are over the age of 65. And more of us are suffering from at least one chronic disease. In another report from Rhode Island Public Radio, healthcare reporter Kristin Espeland Gourlay looks at how medical schools are trying to prepare students for these new realities.