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Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly await boxes of masks, eyewear and gowns promised by the federal government.

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MicroRNA That Attacks Coronavirus Diminish With Age

A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical conditions are vulnerable populations, investigators report.

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Medicare: When A Doctor No Longer Accepts Patients

Pneumonia. Heart problems. High cholesterol. Betsy Carrier, 71, and her husband, Don Resnikoff, 79, relied on their primary care doctor in Montgomery County, Maryland, for help managing their ailments.

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Depression And Loneliness During COVID-19

Americans experienced more depression and loneliness during the early COVID-19 pandemic.

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Memory: Why Older Adults Remember Better Than Others

Even among healthy people, a faltering memory is often an expected part of aging, but it’s not inevitable.

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COVID-19: How Best To Handle Eyewear

Careful, proper cleaning and protection of eyewear is emphasized in these unprecedented times.

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