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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.

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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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Social Distancing: Combating Loneliness And Depression

25 March 2020

To stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the governing bodies of cities and states across the country are ordering people to stay home.

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Travel Insurance Can Help, But Has Its Limits

24 March 2020

But basic policies generally don’t cover pandemics such as the coronavirus. Policies that do cost significantly more and may only cover 50-75 percent of a traveler’s losses.

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Pets Can Protect Against Suicide In Older People

23 March 2020

Older people are more likely to experience complex health needs, social isolation and loneliness, and fear of burdening their families.

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Your Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff

22 March 2020

Estate appraiser Julie Hall advises downsizing clients not to take it personally when their adult kids don’t want their furniture and other possessions.

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The Best Ways To Kill Coronavirus In Your Home

21 March 2020

Your kitchen cabinet may already be stocked with cleaning agents that can kill coronavirus. But not all chemicals will work, and none are as gentle on your skin as commercial hand sanitizers.

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Washing Wear: Keep Hands from Drying and Cracking

20 March 2020

Now more than ever, hand washing is important. As we work to battle the further spread of what is now a global pandemic, hand hygiene is our number weapon.

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