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Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret
But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_150626.html (*this news item will not be available after 04/27/2015)

By Robert Preidt
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 s

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Learning About Hospice Should Begin Long Before You Are Sick

From Kaiser Health News:

Learning About Hospice Should Begin Long Before You Are Sick
By Caroline E. Mayer January 27, 2015

As a consultant who counsels families on end-of-life care management, Johanna Turner often shares the story of her mother’s final days 21 years ago. Thanks to the… Continue reading »

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Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years.

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News)—For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds… Continue reading »

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Seniors’ Wait For A Medicare Appeal Is Cut In Half

From Kaiser Health News:

Seniors’ Wait For A Medicare Appeal Is Cut In Half
By Susan Jaffe December 23, 2014

The federal office responsible for appeals for Medicare coverage has cut in half the waiting time for beneficiaries who are requesting a hearing before a judge.

The progress… Continue reading »

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DESPITE RISKS, BENZODIAZEPINE USE HIGHEST IN OLDER PEOPLE

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Embargoed for Release: Wednesday, December 17, 2014,  4 p.m. EST

CONTACT: Jim McElroy, NIMH Press Office, 301-443-4536,

, Charlotte Armstrong, NIMH Press Office, 301-443-4536,

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This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

From NPR:
This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs
December 09, 2014 5:15 PM ET

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It’s a sunny autumn afternoon and a good time to make apple crisp at Pathstone Living, a… Continue reading »

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