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A study found that people over 75 who were screened by colonsocopy or sigmoidoscopy had a reduced risk of death from colorectal cancer.
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.
Despite being the only current cure for MDS, transplants generally haven’t been offered to older patients.
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.
Researchers discover that a molecule that helps cancer cells spread is found at higher levels in otherwise healthy people over 60.
The drug was associated with a 19% and 22% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer that spread and advanced cancer, respectively.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
For older adults contemplating what might happen to them during this pandemic, ventilators are a fraught symbol.
Language barriers, loneliness, difficulty accessing food and medicine, and unfamiliarity with new technology are major issues.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
And how the novel coronavirus is (or isn’t) altering the lives of health care providers, drag queens and Grindr users
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