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October 2017

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posted 10.16.2017
The American Society on Aging today announces its firm opposition to the Trump Administration's decision to immediately end the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments that have been a linchpin of the Affordable Care Act's objective to make individual health insurance affordable. These... Read More
posted 10.13.2017
This is not your old, grim historical aging, the “retire-and-die-two-years-later” kind. The new aging will change your life if you take the time to understand and experience it. Read More
posted 10.13.2017
Distinct from hunger and food insecurity, malnutrition is a serious health threat to elders’ physical and mental health; it is prevalent in 20 percent to 50 percent of older patients admitted to hospitals, but is only diagnosed in 7 percent of patients.  Read More
posted 10.10.2017
Various factors lead to clinical trial under-enrollment. Many trials arbitrarily include an age limit—shutting out older adults who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and most likely to need and use the new treatments. Read More
posted 10.02.2017
According to a 2012 Institute of Medicine report, the majority of older adults’ behavioral health issues are identified and treated in primary care settings instead of specialty behavioral health settings.  Moreover, rural communi­ties, which tend to be older and in poorer... Read More

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An Accidental Activist: Dr. Jessica Zitter Smashes the "Medical Hero" Myth Event Details
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