Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Gun Violence

Those who oppose expanded gun-control legislation frequently argue that instead of limiting access to guns, the country should focus on mental health problems. “People with mental illness are getting guns and committing these mass shootings,” said Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, after the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.,early this month. And Republicans in […]

Report: Older Adult Population Growth Surges in Certain States

The pressure that the aging of America places on the nation is not evenly distributed among all states, according to a new report on healthiest states from the United Health Foundation and American Public Health Association. By 2030, it’s projected that more than 20 percent of the population will be age 65 and older, up […]