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Can immunization therapies help older people stay functional?
Only 20% of older adults received hearing screenings in the last two years.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first to vaccinated. Other older adults may have to wait longer.
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.
Drugs such as Xanax and ibuprofen are landing seniors in hospitals—and costing them a bundle.
A weakened biological clock affecting rest and activity cycles could be an early warning sign of this neurodegenerative disease.
Second of a two-part series about incarceration and health
Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
A better chance for good health in our old age
Antiretroviral therapy helped people with the virus add years to their lives, but now scientists must address other issues of longevity.
Meet three individuals leading very different lives who are united by their shared experiences as older women living with HIV.
Simple exercises can help seniors stay mobile.
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