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For older adults contemplating what might happen to them during this pandemic, ventilators are a fraught symbol.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
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
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
This notion of a domestic Peace Corps for caregiving has been circulating since 2013, when it surfaced in a Twitter chat on elder care.
Elderhood is an in-depth exploration of biases that distort society’s view of old age and that shape dysfunctional policies and practices.
A low dose of platinum-based chemotherapy worked as well as higher doses for elderly and frail people with esophageal and stomach cancer.
This age group accounted for 16 percent of all patients diagnosed with screening-detected cancers in a recent study.
The large clinical trial is funded by a $3.5M federal research grant.
Some experts question why women who are fragile and advanced in years are screened for breast cancer.
We still have much to learn about the growing population of older cancer patients, who have unique health and psychosocial needs.
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