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What You Should Know Before Elective Procedures

Hospitals, outpatient clinics and physicians’ practices have started providing elective medical procedures; services that had been suspended for several months.

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Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. 

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Gloves And The Great Covid PPE Hunt

I recently received a call from two front-line workers who are caring for an elderly friend of mine. “We’re just about out of gloves,” the personal care attendant worker said.

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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion

Since the start of the pandemic, the public has been barraged by conflicting messages.

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As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”?

Someone once said we discover who we really are as we age. I used to wonder if that was true.

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Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming?

As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus, one question is on a lot of people’s minds: Are we already seeing, or will we eventually see, a second wave of the virus?

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Souvenirs Bring Back Past Adventures

My body is home, but my mind is roaming the globe. I’m stalking endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, interacting with animals and people in the Amazon.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal.

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Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

12 June 2020

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

11 June 2020

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

10 June 2020

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

09 June 2020

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

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Memory: Why Older Adults Remember Better Than Others

08 June 2020

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

07 June 2020

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

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