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Remdesivir Trial: Ailing Couple Gambles COVID-19 Cure Music Soothes Soul During COVID-19 Pandemic Assisted Living: Should You Bring Mom Home? Ageist Media? Introducing Our Very Old Next President A Grandparent Worries About Emotional Toll On Children Seniors: Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable At Home Coronavirus: Should Every 60  Practice Same Precautions? Social Distancing: What Is It? Should We Be Doing It?
 
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Remdesivir Trial: Ailing Couple Gambles COVID-19 Cure

For 10 days last month, they lay in side-by-side isolation units in a Seattle-area hospital, tethered to oxygen and struggling to breathe as the coronavirus ravaged their lungs.

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Music Soothes Soul During COVID-19 Pandemic

In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella Ciao” together into the night.

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Assisted Living: Should You Bring Mom Home?

Most retirement complexes and long-term care facilities are excluding visitors. Older adults are asked to stay in their rooms and are alone for most of the day.

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Ageist Media? Introducing Our Very Old Next President

The alignment of Donald Trump,73, alongside Biden and Sanders in the political arena has brought out all the ageist canards that lie just below the veneer of American politics.

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A Grandparent Worries About Emotional Toll On Children

Children now may be wondering if Grandma and Grandpa are old, but as a grandmother I’m concerned about the emotional risks the near panic invading society is causing for young people.

Seniors

Seniors: Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable At Home

Older adults who otherwise might have had chronic illness checkups may now deteriorate at home, unnoticed. If they don’t go out, their mobility could become compromised, a risk for decline.

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Coronavirus: Should Every 60+ Practice Same Precautions?

She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to four stores in Princeton, New Jersey, to shop for canned goods, paper towels, fresh fruit, yogurt, and other items.

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Social Distancing: What Is It? Should We Be Doing It?

Much to the delight of germophobes and introverts, epidemiologists say social distancing can help prevent the spread of disease.

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Small Home Living: Not ‘Downsizing’ But ‘Right-Sizing’

05 February 2020

With the current trend toward de-cluttering and downsizing, there are plenty of books about how to winnow down possessions to the few that are truly necessary and loved. This book shows how you can live well once that’s done.

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Home Health

Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients

05 February 2020

The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November.

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American Trails Lead To Good Food, Libations & History

04 February 2020

Elizabeth and Andy Beyer’s drive along California’s Sonoma Valley Wine Trail was a lifelong dream. 

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Lower Stress, Stay Optimistic, To Avoid Heart Attacks

03 February 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States, but according to the American Heart Association, it is preventable 80 percent of the time.

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Texas Red Chili Is A Crowd Pleaser

02 February 2020

If you know anything about Texas chili, then you know for certain the one thing that is NOT in this recipe.

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Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients’ Injuries

01 February 2020

Hundreds of hospitals across the nation, including a number with sterling reputations for cutting-edge care, will be paid less by Medicare after the federal government pronounced that they had higher rates of infections and patient injuries than others.

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