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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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Smart Underwear Prevents Back Stress With Just a Tap

TV infomercials offer a world of potential solutions for back pain, but most of them have at least one of three problems: they’re unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive.

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Store Bought Devices Hold Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars.

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New DNA Sunscreen Gets Better With Longer Wear

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a coating made out of DNA that gets better at protecting skin from Ultraviolet light the more you expose it to the sun.

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