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Using opioids to treat pain in seniors has been common, and that has led some to dependence disorders in later life.
New data show 4,980 inmate deaths in 2014, the most since counting began in 2001.
Organs from elderly deceased donors can work for years, says a new study that supports growing views among U.S. transplant experts.
Thousands of people mistakenly think that if they have insurance, they can wait to sign up for Medicare Part B. Generally, insurance other than that provided by a current employer will not exempt them from Medicare’s strict enrollment requirements.
Seniors who feel they’re being rushed out of the hospital can file an appeal to halt the process but they need to act fast.
Marijuana use is increasingly popular among older Americans, a new study shows.
“Older adults do not really want to hear they’re at risk,” says Wendi Skala, a trauma injury prevention coordinator. “They want to be viewed as aging gracefully, going to the gym or riding their bike on the American River Trail.”
Education and better heart health may deserve credit.
Un nuevo estudio halló que la prevalencia de demencia ha caído considerablemente en los últimos años, en gran parte como resultado del aumento de los niveles de educación y la mejor salud cardíaca de los estadounidenses, factores que están directamente relacionados con la salud cerebral.
Caregivers often pay some housing, medical, transportation and other living expenses for those they help, an AARP survey finds.