Aging http://wunc.org en 91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record http://wunc.org/post/91-year-old-woman-breaks-marathon-record It took Harriette Thompson more than seven hours to run a marathon Sunday in San Diego. But that was awfully good, considering she's 91 and recovering from cancer.<p>In fact, she beat the previous record for women 90 and up by two hours and 45 minutes. She also became the second-oldest woman to complete a marathon in U.S. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:38:00 +0000 editor 36571 at http://wunc.org 91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record How The Johnny Cash Tulip And 99-Year-Old Twin Sisters Make A Spectacular Garden http://wunc.org/post/how-johnny-cash-tulip-and-99-year-old-twin-sisters-make-spectacular-garden <p>Last fall, <a href="http://wunc.org/post/98-year-old-gardeners-time-plant-bulbs">we brought you the story of twin sisters, Bernice Wade and Barbara Stiles</a>. The two live in an historic house in Chapel Hill. The sisters are well known in the community for the beauty of their gardens.</p><p>Each fall, their friends and neighbors -- including many children -- gather to help them plant 1,000+ bulbs. This "planting party" is special to the community. The sisters recently had another party, one to celebrate the blooms.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 36061 at http://wunc.org How The Johnny Cash Tulip And 99-Year-Old Twin Sisters Make A Spectacular Garden Hoop-Shooting Grandmothers Pound The Paint http://wunc.org/post/hoop-shooting-grandmothers-pound-paint <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt">You might think basketball is a young person&rsquo;s game, but one group of aging athletes aims to change that perception. </span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:46:02 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23419 at http://wunc.org Hoop-Shooting Grandmothers Pound The Paint Nursing Homes Significantly Reduce Rate of Antipsychotic Drug Use http://wunc.org/post/nursing-homes-significantly-reduce-rate-antipsychotic-drug-use <p>North Carolina has reduced its rate of antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes by 23 percent over the last year-- that's the highest such improvement rate in the country.<br><br>Many nursing homes and adult care homes have been known to use antipsychotic drugs to help calm and control residents who have dementia. But overmedication can cause all sorts of problems for patients who are so drugged they can't participate in activities and who might fall because the drugs impair their coordination. Bob Konrad is a professor in health policy at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Public Health.<br> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:38:41 +0000 Jessica Jones 22472 at http://wunc.org Nursing Homes Significantly Reduce Rate of Antipsychotic Drug Use