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Vaccine: Nurses Over Drivers? Elderly Over Youth?… Who Goes First?

In this age of coronavirus, with vaccine experimentation moving at historic pace to the clinical trials phase, the ideal inoculation policy would emphasize age more than work-exposure risk.

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Working Families Enlist Grandparents To Help With The Kids

Gone, for now, are the days when retirees Bill and Mary Hill could do whatever they please. Since school started for their only grandchild, they’re not leisurely reading the morning newspaper or dawdling over a sudoku.

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Mail Delays May Affect For Americans Over 50

The timeliness of mail delivery may affect access to medication for many middle-aged and older adults, according to a new analysis of data from a national poll of people aged 50 to 80.

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Nursing Homes: Trump Is Sending Fast, Cheap COVID Tests To Nursing Homes, With A Hitch

The Trump administration’s latest effort to use COVID-19 rapid tests, touted by one senior official as a “turning point” in arresting the coronavirus’s spread within nursing homes, is running into roadblocks likely to limit how widely they’ll be used.

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Telehealth Visits Have Skyrocketed For Older Adults

One in four older Americans had a virtual medical visit in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them by video, a new telehealth poll finds.

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We Put Off Planning, Until My Father-in-Law’s Medical Crisis Took Us by Surprise

Earlier this month, my husband picked up the phone and learned his 92-year-old father had been taken to the hospital that morning, feeling sick and short of breath.

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