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Asthma, More Deadly With Age, Takes Heavy Toll

Death rates for older adults with asthma are five times that of younger patients, according to a new review of asthma among seniors. And medical complications are more common.

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Cooking For Two: Salmon And Beans For a Hearty Summer Supper

Sometimes, it’s just too hot to turn on the stove. The key is to stock up your kitchen with healthy convenience food that doesn’t require any heat.

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Counting on Medicaid to Avoid a Nursing Home? it’s Up to Congress

States can choose whether to offer Medicaid services at home, but nursing home coverage, which is more expensive, is a required benefit.

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Low Medicaid Rates Limit Access to Assisted Living, Quality Care

More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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Four Ways to Maintain Those Pearly White Teeth

Many older adults, who haven’t had tooth decay since childhood, are surprised to suddenly start getting it again. As we age, our health and habits change.

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Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Good For your Memory?

Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers.

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