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Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How to Protect a Vulnerable Population

Because visits to the emergency room may be the only time an older adult leaves the house, staff in the ER can be a first line of defense, said Tony Rosen, founder and lead investigator of the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT).

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FDA Approves Lilly Pill For Common Advanced Breast Cancer

The daily pill blocks certain enzymes that promote growth of cancer cells. It’s to be used either alone, after hormone therapy and chemotherapy have stopped working

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What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia?

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.

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Dying At Home In An Opioid Crisis: Hospices Grapple With Stolen Meds

Hospices have largely been exempt from the national crackdown on opioid prescriptions because dying people may need high doses of opioids.

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Why Periodic Check-Ups Are Key to Health, Longevity

For some folks, getting ready for a routine exam with their doctor is like training for a marathon. 

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Anne McKinley battles a host of health issues and, four years ago, lost her husband after 59 years of marriage. Yet she remains positive, active and thrives on time spent with family and friends. Baking and eating cookies with her grandchildren is a highlight, she says. (Courtesy of Carol McKinley)

The Secret to Chronic Happiness as You Age

The real key to happiness at every age and stage, particularly old age, is not material things, but gratitude for life’s simple blessings, like laughter among friends or watching a sunset with a loved one.

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