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boomeritis

Sport medicine
A term for injuries that occur in older, amateur athletes, specifically of the Baby Boom demographic.
 
Vox populi
A term defined by American philosopher Ken Wilber as a combination of a modern liberal, egalitarian worldview with a deep narcissism, commonly held by Baby Boomers and their children.
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The life insurance companies definitely suffer from boomeritis. The industry has been finding more innovative ways to reach them more than any other group.
But the phenomenon, playfully dubbed "Boomeritis," also has its down sides.
Nicholas DiNubile, a Philadelphia-area orthopedic surgeon who coined the term "Boomeritis" and the accompanying "fix-me-itis" in the mid 1990s.
Concern about boomeritis and its economic implications first arose in 2000 with a report from the U.S.
They can be found testing their limits through rock climbing, snowboarding, roller blading, and bungee jumping--thus prompting the term "boomeritis," baby boomers who sustain injuries in the pursuit of fitness and eternal youth.
One result of the aging process is sometimes referred to as "boomeritis," the aches and pains encountered by baby boomers trying -- sometimes too strenuously -- to stay fit.
Check out Boomeritis, a new web site by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports.
One result of that inevitable process is sometimes referred to as "boomeritis," the aches and pains encountered by baby boomers trying -- sometimes too strenuously -- to stay fit.
There's even a name for that--"boomeritis." Coined by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the term refers to the recent rise in sports injuries in people of the boomer generation.
None of that escapes the attention of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which has noticed such a trend of injuries among baby boomers that they've given it a name: "boomeritis." In fact, the AAOS has joined with the National Athletic Trainers' Association in a campaign to "Prevent Boomeritis." Both groups hope to minimize the banes of the aging frame: tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis and the sports injuries that catch up with this group of weekend warriors.