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Can Cats Improve Mental State And Health?

Foster cats are being placed with people 60 and older, and researchers are evaluating the impact of the companionship.

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Memory, meditation

How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study found that meditation could help you to become less error-prone.

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Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk

As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fires, earthquakes and other disasters.

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sleep, dementia

How To Support People With Dementia

Many older Americans worry about their risk for developing some form of dementia, and with good reason.

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Congress

Congress Should Curb Drug Prices Say Voters, Are Lawmakers Listening?

Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, with voters from both parties agreeing that reducing the cost of prescription drugs should be one of Congress’ top priorities.

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Open Enrollment Medicare

Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60

Medicare’s “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7 percent to $144.60 a month next year, officials said. They blamed rising spending on medications. 

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