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Study: For Older Women, Every Movement Matters

In the U.S. study of more than 6,000 white, African-American and Hispanic women ages 63 to 99, researchers reported significantly lower risk of death in those who were active at levels only slightly higher than what defines being sedentary.

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29% of U.S. Healthcare Payments Tied to Alternative Models

A just-released report shows that 29% of total U.S. healthcare payments were tied to alternative payment models (APMs) in 2016 compared to 23% in 2015, an increase of six percentage points.

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New Research Sheds Light on Medicare Part D Usage by Seniors

With the beginning of Medicare Open Enrollment this past week, seniors are starting their online research to pick the best plan that fits their health needs and budget.  New research sheds light on what seniors will value most as they conduct that research: affordability and access to their pre...

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New Imaging Approach Reveals Lymph System in Brain

The human brain has lymphatic vessels that allow it to process "waste" leaked from the blood vessels, according to groundbreaking research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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More Pet-Friendly Hurricane Shelters Needed for Older Adults

The lack of sufficient emergency shelters to house evacuees along with their dogs and cats in Florida's Miami-Dade metropolitan area may prolong older pet owners' hesitation to leave home when a hurricane hits.

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Older Heart Attack Patients Experience Deadly Delays, Study Finds

Delays in getting to the hospital certain older adults who are having a heart attack can have life-threatening consequences.

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Growth in Healthcare Jobs Not Benefiting Workers, Report Says

While private-sector healthcare employment has grown by 20% over the last decade, wages for workers in hospitals and outpatient centers have declined or stagnated, a report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research finds. The report, Organizational Restructuring in U.S. Healthcare Systems: I...

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ICU Care Does Not Extend Survival Among Seniors

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a program encouraging intensive care unit (ICU) visits among critically ill seniors did not lower six-month mortality, and appeared to raise the risk of in-hospital deaths despite almost doubling ICU visits.

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Task Force Releases Draft recommendations on Fall Prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued several draft recommendations on various interventions to prevent falls in adults who are aged 65 years and older, live at home and are at increased risk for falls. Specifically, the task force gave a “B” recommendation t...

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Depression Treatment Benefits Seniors Same as Younger Patients

A new Cedars-Sinai study reveals that older adults being treated for depression experience comparable improvements in quality of life and functioning as do younger adults treated for the same condition.

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