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Doctors Weigh Pros and Cons of Prescribing Aduhelm

As physicians and health policy experts debate the merits of Aduhelm, the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease approved in 18 years, patients want to know: “Will this medication help me and how much?”

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Medicare & Home Care Better Investment Than Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

If you could invest $56 billion each year in improving health care for older adults, how would you spend it? On a hugely expensive medication with questionable efficacy — or something else?

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‘Protected Them To Death’: Elder-Care COVID Rules Under Fire

Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love to have more than two people in her room at a time so that relatives can be there too.

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Desperate for Home Care, Seniors Often Wait Months With Workers In Short Supply

For years, Louise Shackett has had trouble walking or standing for long periods, making it difficult for her to clean her house in southeastern Maine or do laundry. Shackett, 80, no longer drives, which makes it hard to get to the grocery store or doctor.

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Medical workers and pedestrians cross an intersection outside the Houston Methodist Hospital on June 9 in Houston. A judge dismissed a lawsuit this month from more than 100 hospital system staffers who objected to its compulsory vaccination.(BRANDON BELL / GETTY IMAGES)

Hard Realities Of Mandated Vaccines for Health Care Workers

Christopher Richmond keeps a running tab on how many workers at the ManorCare skilled nursing facility he manages in western Pennsylvania have rolled up their sleeves for a covid-19 vaccine.

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Nursing Homes Report Deaths Up 32 Percent Amid Pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32 percent last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart.

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