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Long Covid Symptoms Are Often Overlooked in Older Adults

Nearly 18 months after getting covid-19 and spending weeks in the hospital, Terry Bell struggles with hanging up his shirts and pants after doing the laundry.

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How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘Covid-Proof’ Your Home

For two years, you beat the odds. You masked, kept your distance, got your shots. Now, despite those efforts, you, your child, or someone else in your home has come down with covid-19. And the last thing you want is for the virus to spread to everyone in the family or household.

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Discover The RemarkableHealing Power Of Therapy Cats

You’re probably familiar with therapy dogs visiting hospitals, schools, senior centers and nursing homes to help alleviate stress and provide comfort in times of need.

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Smart Packaging Could Improve How We Take Medication

Older adults are open to using smart packaging to improve their medication-taking experience, a new study finds.

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Aging And Fake News: It’s Not The Story You Think It Is

Not being able to distinguish fake news from real news can have serious consequences for a person’s physical, emotional and financial well-being — especially for older adults, who in general have more financial assets and must make more high-stakes health decisions.

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Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions of older people at serious risk.

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