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In the first year of payments for advance-care planning sessions, once decried as ”death panels,“ use is higher than expected, new data show.
Death rates for older adults with asthma run five times higher than younger people, and serious complications are far more common.
A long history of racism and cruel experimentation in health care are among the reasons African-American families oppose donating patients’ brains for study.
The market for wound care products booms among a growing older and diabetic patient pool, but many treatments are untested and funding for research falls short.
Tighter Medicaid budgets could jeopardize states’ home-based services that help older adults and disabled people live in their homes instead of more expensive nursing homes.
The majority of older adults receive long-term care at home and need help covering these services with affordable insurance policies. The long-term insurance industry needs to focus on home care.
An end-of life-planning website can encourage patients to tackle that difficult topic before they become too ill to communicate, according to a new study. But they may be more likely to make concrete plans with help from a doctor or social worker.
In a head-to-head comparison, several of the cheaper devices performed nearly as well as the expensive hearing aids. The study lends credence to lawmakers’ efforts to get the FDA to set standards for the “personal sound amplification products.”
Recent research shows that controlling blood pressure, exercising and cognitive training around middle age could help prevent cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease.
From slick videos to digital “time capsules,” folks have new ways to “stay alive” long after they die.