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Nearly Half of U.S. Women Don’t Know Heart Disease is Their No. 1 Killer

Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women’s health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows.

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Trying To Keep Brain Sharp Doesn’t Have To Be Costly

While there’s nothing you can do or take to ensure you won’t get Alzheimer’s disease, experts say there are some strategies that might help keep your brain sharp.

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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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Esther Ellis sits on her bed at home in Hawthorne, Calif., on July 18, 2017. The 78-year-old received a new mattress earlier this year from Partners in Care, a nonprofit that runs four of the dozens of sites in California's Multipurpose Senior Services Program, a Medicaid-funded home services program. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

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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