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An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need a Geriatrician?

Like pediatricians, geriatricians have specific skills that allow them to connect more effectively with the populations they treat.

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Learning to Advance The Positives of Aging

From late-night TV comedy shows where supposedly clueless older people are the butt of jokes to ads for anti-aging creams equating youth with beauty and wrinkles with decay, harsh and unflattering images shape assumptions about aging.

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Alzheimer’s Study Finds Spiraling Costs, Family Caregiver Stress

Kristen Beatty’s 78-year-old father, Ray, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about 10 years ago. Since then, he has developed a sense of paranoia, insomnia and the delusion that people are stealing from him.

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After Kathi Kolb was diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctor recommended seven weeks of daily radiation treatments. She persuaded him to shorten treatment to three weeks, based on clinical trials showing that the condensed course works just as well. (Katye Martens Brier for KHN)

So Much Care it Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Add to Ills

When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.

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Medicare Vs. Medicare Advantage: How to Choose

As health insurers struggle with shifting government policies and considerable uncertainty, one market remains remarkably stable: Medicare Advantage plans.

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Pointers Help Save Money, Avoid Strain of Medicare Enrollment

Older or disabled Americans with Medicare coverage have probably noticed an uptick in mail solicitations from health insurance companies: It’s time for the annual Medicare open enrollment.

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