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Harvesting U.S. crops has been left to an aging population of farmworkers whose health has suffered from decades of hard labor. Older workers have a greater chance of getting injured and of developing chronic illnesses.
Video advance directives enable people to speak directly to their families and physicians about their wishes for end-of-life care.
A vital tradition is gaining steam as more families use the holiday gathering to discuss and document advance-care plans.
The painful condition caused by the chickenpox virus will strike 1 in 3 Americans during their lifetimes — most between ages 60 and 70, but those in their 50s have reason to arm themselves.
What being old and sick in America can mean — and ways to navigate the often treacherous journey through the system.
Far from a commune or coop, these planned villages are no less about cooperation and community.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can say in advance if and when they want caregivers to stop offering food and fluids by hand.
Stereotypes often undermine older adults, eroding their confidence, elevating their stress and harming their health.
Overtreatment of breast cancer and other diseases is pervasive, burdening patients and the health care system with enormous costs and needless suffering.
Tiny Washington state hospice accepts no federal funds, relies on community volunteers and donations to serve the dying.