Third Age Power is a website dedicated to issues and programs affecting seniors and people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens and United Seniors of Oregon in an effort to better inform boomers and current seniors about public policy issues, advocacy efforts, and service programs that impact the older generation.

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For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
And there’s a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_145825.html (*this news item will not be available after 07/21/2014)

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News)—A new study reminds men… Continue reading »

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15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship

From Kaiser Health News:
15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship
By Roni Caryn Rabin

Apr 21, 2014

This KHN story was produced in collaboration with USA Today.

Joan Eisenstodt didn’t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear-nose-and-throat specialist recently, but… Continue reading »

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Science, Sex and Alzheimer’s

From The Hill’s Congress Blog:

April 12, 2014, 12:00 pm

Science, Sex and Alzheimer’s
By Maria C. Freire and Meryl Comer

It is time to face the facts about Alzheimer’s; some old and some new.

Alzheimer’s is much more deadly than we previously thought… Continue reading »

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The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011

U.S. Census Bureau News

The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

Census Bureau Examines the Social and Economic Characteristics of our Nation’s 55,000 Centenarians

Centenarians have lower education levels, are overwhelmingly women and are more likely to live in poverty than the 65-and-older population,… Continue reading »

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Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills

Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills
Increase in advance directives has not affected hospitalization rates, study finds
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_145458.html (*this news item will not be available after 07/01/2014)

By Robert Preidt
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A… Continue reading »

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More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer’s Risk

More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer’s Risk
Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_145423.html (*this news item will not be available after 06/29/2014)

MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News)—A new study links heart disease with increased odds… Continue reading »

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