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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.

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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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Antidepressant Use Soars Among People Over 65

09 October 2019

Despite a rise in antidepressant use, there was little change in the number of older people diagnosed with depression.

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Trump Vows to Protect Medicare, But At Patients’ Expense

08 October 2019

The bottom line: The proposed changes might make it a bit simpler to find a doctor who takes new Medicare patients, but it could lead to higher costs for seniors.

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There’s More Time To Dote On Libby, The Perfect Dog

07 October 2019

Maybe you’re contemplating getting a dog. If that’s true, let me recount how Libby makes life better, with one small exception.

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Medicare Advantage

New Benefits Await Medicare Advantage Customers

06 October 2019

Medicare Advantage customers are about to be blitzed with an array of new insurance benefits that stray well beyond the usual coverage of doctor visits and other care.

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Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals

05 October 2019

Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals Tuesday, continuing the Affordable Care Act’s eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay within a month.

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No Need To Eat Less Red Or Processed Meat, Says Study

04 October 2019

A panel of international scientists systematically reviewed the evidence and have recommended that most adults should continue to eat their current levels of red and processed meat.

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