Opioid Epidemic Extends to Senior Citizens

Opioid Epidemic Extends to Senior Citizens

Various government reports have warned of the nation’s growing opioid crisis infiltrating the elderly community.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s report says over a million American senior citizens have prescriptions for multiple opioid medications. An increasing number of seniors are becoming hospitalized with complications...

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Alec Pronk | Nov 2, 2018

VA and DOD Sign Joint Statement to Align their Plans on EHR

VA and DOD Sign Joint Statement to Align their Plans on EHR

The U.S. Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) recently signed a joint statement pledging that they will align their plans, strategies and structures as they roll out a new electronic health records (EHR) system that will allow both agencies to...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Nov 2, 2018

Study: Using ‘Baby Talk’ to Communicate with the Elderly Can Cause Cognitive Harm

Study: Using ‘Baby Talk’ to Communicate with the Elderly Can Cause Cognitive Harm

Scientists have observed a phenomenon in which people tend to speak with the elderly in a way similar to how they speak with small children and pets.  With US Census Bureau data showing how adults over the age of 65 will outnumber...

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Catherine Marucci | Oct 23, 2018

Senior Citizens Poke Fun at Youth in New Voter Registration Campaign

Senior Citizens Poke Fun at Youth in New Voter Registration Campaign

Voter registration campaigns are picking up steam for November’s midterm election.  In a divided political landscape, both political parties will make huge pushes to register and encourage people to vote in an election seen as a referendum on divisive President Donald Trump.

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Alec Pronk | Oct 23, 2018

Benefits of Free Lyft Rides for Senior Citizens

Benefits of Free Lyft Rides for Senior Citizens

Researchers at University of Southern California’s 2018 Body Computing Conference recently revealed their preliminary findings on how Lyft can benefit lives of senior citizens with free rides.  In an article by Fast Company, the quality of lives for senior citizens improved when given free Lyft rides....

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Jodelle Maglaya | Oct 23, 2018

EPA and Partners to Restore Coastal Habitats with $4.5 Million in Grants

EPA and Partners to Restore Coastal Habitats with $4.5 Million in Grants

As partners, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), has announced that $4.5 million will be used to fund organizations working to restore clean water and healthy coastal ecosystems to Southeast New England.  The 2018 Southeast New England...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Oct 2, 2018

Can Your Insurance Cover an Air Ambulance?

Can Your Insurance Cover an Air Ambulance?

A radiologist and father, Naveed Khan, was recently hit with a $56,600 bill for an emergency 108-mile flight when he needed immediate surgery after becoming injured. Time was in short supply because oxygen was cut off to his arm and the helicopter flight meant that he...

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Catherine Marucci | Oct 2, 2018

Medicare Change Will Cut Drug Prices, Limit Patient Choice

Medicare Change Will Cut Drug Prices, Limit Patient Choice

Beginning in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans can restrict expensive, injectable drugs for cancer, arthritis, and other diseases.  In a strategy known as step therapy, patients could be forced to try cheaper drugs before moving up to pricier drugs if the cheap drugs are ineffective.

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Alec Pronk | Oct 2, 2018

Daily Aspirin Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Daily Aspirin Can Cause More Harm Than Good

As more and more Americans turn to aspirin to treat pain, inflammation, or a fever, a new research is finding that it is doing much more harm than good when it comes to senior citizens taking the drug.  The U.S. Australian study...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 24, 2018

Has Apple Gone Too Far? How Much Is Too Much for Technology Prices?

Has Apple Gone Too Far? How Much Is Too Much for Technology Prices?

Today, it seems like it’s difficult to get through life without a mobile device with full internet and app capabilities, but it wasn’t that long ago that the only telephone you needed was a house phone. If the budget was tight, it was easy enough to purchase one...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 23, 2018

How the Elderly Are Preparing for Hurricane Florence

How the Elderly Are Preparing for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence reaches closer to the Carolinas and residents evacuate the area, the elderly at Eagle Crest senior living community have already been long gone.  The Washington Post reported that the facility’s residents evacuated late last week, prior to South Carolina...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 14, 2018

A Senior Who Had No Gas, Now Has a Community Behind Her

A Senior Who Had No Gas, Now Has a Community Behind Her

The Detroit News recently reported on a senior citizen who didn’t have enough money to fill up her tank, and now has a community behind her that set up a GoFundMe account to help her.  The 77-year-old woman named Delores was driving around in a borrowed...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 7, 2018

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