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New types of plans target cultural and ethnic communities with special offerings and native-language practitioners.
Ozempic and related medications are changing how ordinary people as well as medical experts think about obesity.
Before they get COVID, people over 65 should have a plan for accessing antiviral treatment.
Three quarters of those who opted for medical aid to end their lives were people with cancer.
The laws governing traditional Medicare don’t provide for coverage of self-administered diagnostic tests.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers will be among the first to vaccinated. Other older adults may have to wait longer.
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.
The drug was associated with a 19% and 22% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer that spread and advanced cancer, respectively.
Other benefits include better cancer care planning for people over 70.
For older adults contemplating what might happen to them during this pandemic, ventilators are a fraught symbol.
Many 5-star nursing homes have infection-control lapses.
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
Older adults said they liked the idea of “interdependence” ― acknowledging that people need one another from childhood to older age.
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