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New laws make it easier for people to see their loved ones in health care facilities during the pandemic.
The laws governing traditional Medicare don’t provide for coverage of self-administered diagnostic tests.
Vaccines also prevented 100,000 hospitalizations and 39,000 deaths in this population.
In theory, human life span has no limit.
Recommendation includes people over 65, those with underlying medical conditions and those with occupational risk.
Many older people have biomarkers indicative of a strong response to checkpoint inhibitors.
Older individuals with a history of cancer experienced accelerated age-related functional decline.
Only 20% of older adults received hearing screenings in the last two years.
Many residents in long-term care facilities are suffering from depression and loneliness after months without visitors.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
A group at the University of Colorado Cancer Center is working to understand why cancer risk increases as people get older.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
Sudden cognitive dysfunction is a common concern for seniors who’ve survived a serious bout of COVID-19.
About 60% of elderly people report starting cannabis use after age 60 to help with pain, insomnia, anxiety and depression.
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