Aging News Alert

C-SPAN's 'America By the Numbers' to Highlight Trends in Wages

 

Each Friday morning, C-SPAN's "America By the Numbers" segment features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views.

This coming Friday (April 20) at approximately 9 a.m. EDT, Philip Doyle, Assistant Commissioner for Compensation Levels & Trends at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, will discuss trends in American wages.

More information on previous "America By the Numbers" programs is available at http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/

Login to read the full story or Subscribe now!

Other Recent Story

If you're operating or working at a senior services agency located or near in Indian Country, you're definitely going to want to read three new reports just released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to the reports, American Indian tribes are building more housing units after enactment of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) but housing conditions are substantially worse among American Indian households than other U.S. households.
UCLA researchers have found that mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. The study, which followed the same group of healthy women for 10 years after menopause, found that their average decline in mental processing ability was 5 percent during the decade-long period.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice have entered into a settlement agreement with Western Union in which the company admits to criminal anti-money laundering violations that have negatively and disproportionately affected aging Americans. As part of the agreement, Western Union will pay the government $586 million.
Those who rate their sleep quality as "better" have higher average mental well-being scores, according to a new report from AARP's Global Council on Brain Health, which examines the relationship between brain health and sleep habits among adults age 40 and older.
This unique model is equipped with U.S. clinical protocols, U.S. performance-based quality metrics, U.S. surgeon continuous engagement, U.S. malpractice insurance coverage, U.S. accreditation, and an attached U.S. hotel.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has engaged the services of The Joint Commission and Bethesda, MD-based research consultancy Abt Associates in an effort to improve the informed consent process. The initiative will provide guidance through free online courses for hospital leadership and other health care professionals. Informed consent is the process of communication between a clinician and patient that results in the patient’s decision of whether to undergo a specific medical intervention. It is an area with which some hospitals are struggling to comply.
The program increases the number of older adults and adults with disabilities at risk for falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and fall risk, while concurrently increasing the sustainability of these programs through innovative funding arrangements.
A blueprint to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by senior Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) is inadequate and likely will lead to higher premiums and coverage gaps, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis.
This unique guide offers solutions to overcoming two specific obstacles that could impede optimal health outcomes: common heuristics, described as mental shortcuts or “rules of thumb,” and cognitive biases, which are predictable systematic errors in reasoning.
With at least a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) all but certain, a key unanswered question is what effect this will have on Medicaid, the nation’s health care safety net.