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Elderly Use Virtual Reality For Travel, Health Issues

Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years.

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National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place.

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Readmissions

Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals

Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals Tuesday, continuing the Affordable Care Act’s eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay within a month.

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Telehealth

Telehealth, Virtual Medical Care, Gets Wary Welcome

A new national poll suggests that people over 50 aren’t quite ready to fully embrace virtual health visits, known as Telehealth, with their doctors and other providers.

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Falls

Falls Are Common At Home In Well-Lit Rooms

Falls are a leading cause of disability and diminished quality of life among older adults, but much of the research to date on the underlying causes of these incidents has relied on medical records that don’t illuminate exactly what led to the accident.

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The Delicate Issue Of Taking Away A Senior’s Smartphone

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Halima Amjad now asks older patients if they use a computer or smartphone and are having trouble such as forgetting passwords or getting locked out of accounts.

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