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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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6 Tips To Celebrate Within Your Means This Holiday Season

08 December 2019

For many families, the holiday season is the most expensive time of year. Americans spent over $707 billion dollars during the 2018 holidays.

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Website Errors Raise Calls For Medicare To Be Flexible Enrollment

07 December 2019

Beneficiaries could be stuck in plans that cost too much and don’t meet their medical needs, with no way out until 2021.

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Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core As Wife’s Caregiver

06 December 2019

Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible.

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7 Tips to Keep Hackers, Crooks, Scammers Out Of Your Smartphone

05 December 2019

You love your  smartphone, in fact, it’s often your biggest confidant when it comes to sharing important personal information.

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In Sickness & Health: How Couples Face Chronic Conditions

04 December 2019

A new study suggests that as married couples age and develop chronic conditions, the daily demands of coping with their own health demands and those of their spouse may take a mental toll.  

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‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients

03 December 2019

When Kea Turner’s 74-year-old grandmother checked into Virginia’s Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with advanced lung cancer, she landed in the oncology unit where every patient was monitored by a bed alarm.

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