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Aging California COVID-19 Health Industry Public Health States

Companies Pan for Marketing Gold in Vaccines

For a decade, Jennifer Crow has taken care of her elderly parents, who have multiple sclerosis. After her father had...
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Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical...
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Look Up Your Hospital: Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Under programs set up by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government cuts payments to hospitals that have high rates...
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Aging COVID-19

Family Caregivers, Routinely Left Off Vaccine Lists, Worry What Would Happen ‘If I Get Sick’

Robin Davidson entered the lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital, where her 89-year-old father, Joe, was being treated for a flare-up...
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Aging COVID-19 Public Health States

Vaccine Hesitancy vs. Vaccine Refusal: Nursing Home Staffers Say There’s a Difference

CONCORD, N.C. — It had been months since Tremellia Hobbs had an excuse to bring out the pompoms. Before the...
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After Nearly 60 Years of Marriage, This Missouri Couple Stayed Together to the End

Arthur Kelley could barely raise his voice above a whisper last fall when he told a nursing assistant he never...
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Senior Health

No Gym Required: How Seniors Can Exercise During Lockdown

Latest Senior Health News SUNDAY, Jan. 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's crucial for homebound older adults...
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Aging COVID-19

Older Adults Without Family or Friends Lag in Race to Get Vaccines

A divide between “haves” and “have-nots” is emerging as older adults across the country struggle to get covid-19 vaccines. Seniors...
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Aging COVID-19 Public Health States

At Colorado’s Rural Edges, Vaccines Help Assisted Living Homes Crack Open the Doors

Bingo is back in the dining room. In-person visits have returned, too, though with masks and plexiglass. The Haven Assisted...
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Aging COVID-19

If I Have Cancer, Dementia or MS, Should I Get the Covid Vaccine?

As public demand grows for limited supplies of covid-19 vaccines, questions remain about the vaccines’ appropriateness for older adults with...
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‘Cruel’ Digital Race For Vaccines Leaves Many Seniors Behind

With millions of older Americans eligible for covid-19 vaccines and limited supplies, many continue to describe a frantic and frustrating...
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Senior Health

What Is the Best Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease?

What is degenerative disc disease? Degenerative disc disease is when the rubbery discs in the spine wear down. Degenerative disc...
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Senior Health

Senior Health (Successful Aging)

Facts you should know about health in seniors Regular exercise results in better health outcomes for seniors. As people get...
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Retiree Living the RV Dream Fights $12,387 Nightmare Lab Fee

Lorraine Rogge and her husband, Michael Rogge, travel the country in a recreational vehicle, a well-earned adventure in retirement. This...
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Aging COVID-19

Covid Vaccine Rollout Leaves Most Older Adults Confused Where to Get Shots

Over a month into a massive vaccination program, most older Americans report they don’t know where or when they can...
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4 Vital Health Issues — Not Tied to Covid — That Congress Addressed in Massive Spending Bill

Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic relief plan, Congress passed a nearly 5,600-page...
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Senior Health

What Is the Difference Between a Bone Scan and a CT Scan?

What is the difference between a bone scan and a CT scan? A bone scan and a CT scan are...
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After a Decade of Lobbying, ALS Patients Gain Faster Access to Disability Payments

Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up...
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Senior Health

Once Nursing Home Residents Get a covid Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them?

People in nursing homes have been suffering in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, with their institutions in constant lockdown to prevent potentially fatal outbreaks.
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Aging COVID-19

With Vaccine Delivery Imminent, Nursing Homes Must Make a Strong Pitch to Residents

Imagine this: Your elderly mother, who has dementia, is in a nursing home and COVID-19 vaccines are due to arrive in a week or two.
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