What about boomers and STDs? The short answer is: they get them. The longer answer is: they get them because they boom. In fact, they boom two or three times a month, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and cited in the New York Times. The Times cites a second study, published last year in the journal Student BMJ, reporting that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified more than 12,000 cases of gonorrhea, about 2,600 cases of syphilis and more than 22,000 cases of chlamydia in people ages 45 to 64. The Times points to some biological reasons that older people might be more easily infected, but the big reason is a failure to think carefully about the danger, and the assumption that other boomers are not getting around. But they are. Read more in the New York Times.