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March 2017

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 03.19.2017
By William Benson As readers peruse the most recent issue of Aging Today, Donald Trump is more than a third through the first 100 days of his presidency, a key milestone Trump has made more significant through his boasts of what he will do. It’s a “shock and awe” kind of... Read more
posted 03.10.2017
By Scott M. Lynch A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the change in “preventable” deaths between 2010 and 2014. The report’s main take­aways were that, overall, the preventable death rate has fallen substantially since 2010; and... Read more
posted 03.10.2017
By John Cutler When there is a new Administration in office it is always a good time to address pressing issues. And this occasion also coincides with a new Congress intent on making good on their promises. For the aging services sector, this Administration’s focus on the private sector may... Read more
posted 03.09.2017
By Jerry Avorn These are times of great ferment in relation to prescription drugs, especially as they relate to older patients. Controversy and change are brewing in the areas of medication research, approval, promotion, pricing and reimbursement. From the perspective of care for elders, many... Read more
posted 03.09.2017
By Nancy J. Altman During the campaign, Donald Trump promised repeatedly that he would not touch Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Nevertheless, two days after the election, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that he planned to push legislation that replaced Medicare’s... Read more
posted 03.09.2017
By Ed O’Neil and Lori Peterson Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the Marin Community Foundation, have united to fund a three-year grant... Read more

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