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The two-dose vaccine was found to be 95 percent effective against COVID-19 beginning 28 days after the first dose, the companies announced on Nov. 18, and efficacy was “consistent across age, gende...
  AARP Health
As the pandemic rolls on, researchers race to find answers ... Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer/BioNTech plan to submit their coronavirus vaccine candidate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...
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Study finds onset of mild cognitive impairment may be delayed among 'active' bilinguals ... Getty Images ... Individuals who speak two languages regularly appear to build a cognitive reserve that s...
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Courtesy Deepak Chopra ... Deepak Chopra says he was inspired to write his 91st book, Total Meditation, by the many people who approach him daily to say they don't have time to meditate but would l...
  AARP Health
Now is time to double down and stay the course, say the country's top doctors ... Two of the country's leading doctors and COVID-19 experts — Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of...
  AARP Health
Who's at risk, common symptoms, and how to get help and ease the pain ... Getty Images ... We've all had moments in our lives when we feel sad or down in the dumps. ... But if weeks go by and those...
  AARP Health
With coronavirus cases on the rise, public health experts are keeping an eye on another respiratory illness, the seasonal flu, which typically peaks between December and February in the United States.
  AARP Health
Getty Images ... Everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert, but the one staple that most people look forward to is the turkey. ... About 46 million birds are cooked on Thanksgiving,...
  AARP Health
Advice on staying safe for the holidays Thursday at 1 p.m. ET; cooking for caregivers at 7 p.m. ... Special guests Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. An...
  AARP Health
Chris Sununu announced a statewide mask mandate on Nov. 19, bringing to 37 the number of state governments that require people to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19. ... T...
  AARP Coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to emphasize that staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. ... Latest updates ... The CDC is urging ...
  AARP Coronavirus
The two-dose vaccine was found to be 95 percent effective against COVID-19 beginning 28 days after the first dose, the companies announced on Nov. 18, and efficacy was “consistent across age, gende...
  AARP Coronavirus
As the pandemic rolls on, researchers race to find answers ... Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer/BioNTech plan to submit their coronavirus vaccine candidate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | Governors across the country are issuing orders and recommendations to their residents on the status of schools, businesses and public services as their states respond to the coronavir...
  AARP Coronavirus
Now is time to double down and stay the course, say the country's top doctors ... Two of the country's leading doctors and COVID-19 experts — Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of...
  AARP Coronavirus
Getty Images ... In the middle of the holiday season, millions of Americans could lose the unemployment benefits that have helped them stay afloat while businesses have shuttered to deter the sprea...
  AARP Coronavirus
Anthony Yanez’s daughter Miranda is heading home from college soon. ... Students are about to return home for the holidays in droves from college and university campuses, where COVID-19 cases are o...
  AARP Coronavirus
With coronavirus cases on the rise, public health experts are keeping an eye on another respiratory illness, the seasonal flu, which typically peaks between December and February in the United States.
  AARP Coronavirus
Your health care needs may have changed during the COVID-19 crisis ... En español | For more than 55 years, Medicare has been a health care lifeline for tens of millions of older Americans. ... But...
  AARP Coronavirus
For nearly four decades, 87-year-old Peggy Husch has welcomed her family to her home every Thanksgiving and Christmas for holiday supper. ... Not this year. ... With the very real fear of catching ...
  AARP Coronavirus
Advice on staying safe for the holidays Thursday at 1 p.m. ET; cooking for caregivers at 7 p.m. ... Special guests Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. An...
  AARP Coronavirus
Chris Sununu announced a statewide mask mandate on Nov. 19, bringing to 37 the number of state governments that require people to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19. ... T...
  AARP Coronavirus
Adapt old traditions, or start new ones, to help loved ones adjust ... For most of us, the holidays will be different this year. ... For family caregivers, there are extra challenges as we struggle...
  AARP Coronavirus
En español | You may never have even heard of Zoom — or perhaps used the videoconferencing service only for work. ... But then COVID-19 changed everything. ... Zoom is now a thing for pretty much e...
  AARP Coronavirus
Some facilities are accepting visitors, but protocols vary widely ... En español | Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have started to gradually reopen to visitors, allowing residents...
  AARP Coronavirus
Manufacturers, retailers say they're better prepared to handle demand this time ... A surge of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is sending people back to stores to stock up again, leaving shelves ...
  AARP Coronavirus
Why the pandemic is threatening to reduce future payments for today's 60-year-olds ... E+ / Getty Images ... En español | Roughly 4 million people born in 1960 could see a big drop in their Social ...
  AARP Coronavirus
Visitation policies vary at nursing homes, spinal cord injury centers ... En español | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing guests to visit some of its 134 nursing homes and 24 spina...
  AARP Coronavirus
Boston Globe/Getty Images ... En español | A greater number of long-term care facilities that have a history of safety problems and other resident care issues would be closely scrutinized and requi...
  AARP Coronavirus
Click on icon to access free audio version of this article. ... En español | Coronavirus scams are spreading nearly as fast as the virus itself. ... As of Nov. 12, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC...
  AARP Latest News
En español | Talking about race is hard. ... But in recent months concerns about racism and its impact have intensified, continuing to bubble to the surface of our national conversation. ... So how...
  AARP Latest News
7 consejos de expertos para abordar conversaciones difíciles o incómodas. ... In English | Hablar sobre temas raciales es difícil. ... Pero en meses recientes, las preocupaciones sobre el racismo y...
  AARP Latest News
Savers ages 50 and older can put away an extra $6,500 in 2020 ... Asian Americans' leading cause of death is cancer ... Learn to understand differences, find common ground ... As my children leave ...
  AARP Latest News
Mentors, support and culturally appropriate recruitment efforts urgently needed, experts say ... While a majority think they have enough time to save, data show contrary trends ... You can save an ...
  AARP Latest News
En español | Joy Harjo did not plan on becoming a poet. ... A visual artist, she began creating poems as a new way to express herself after becoming active in the Native rights movement in the 1970s.
  AARP Latest News
Inspired by watching bullfights in Tijuana, Mexico, Herb Alpert developed the sound of the Tijuana Brass, combining the influence of mariachis with jazz, as heard in The Lonely Bull, the debut sing...
  AARP Latest News
En español | It’s a week for holiday wonder and moving life stories, from a glittering marvel led by the one and only Dolly Parton to a star-studded adaptation of Ta-Nahisi Coates’ memoir. ... SNL ...
  AARP Latest News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to emphasize that staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. ... Latest updates ... The CDC is urging ...
  AARP Latest News
Getty Images ... En español | Not only are television screens getting larger, but the tally of must-watch shows is increasing across a growing number of streaming services. ... By now everyone is f...
  AARP Latest News
The two-dose vaccine was found to be 95 percent effective against COVID-19 beginning 28 days after the first dose, the companies announced on Nov. 18, and efficacy was “consistent across age, gende...
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Heart Risks
Category: Health News
Created: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: HIV Death Rate Falls By Nearly Half
Category: Health News
Created: 11/22/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Dirty Air Endangers Homeless People: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/22/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: 'Hidden' Prostate Cancer on Biopsy Usually Means Good Outcome: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: AHA News: Long-Term Survival After Heart Attack Could Hinge on Where You Live
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: AHA News: Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women – and What to Do About It
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Another Study Finds COVID Usually Mild in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: More Childbearing Women Having Suicidal Thoughts: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Disasters Leave a Rise in Suicides in Their Wake: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo Declared Over
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine Shows Effectiveness
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Does Parents' Nagging Kids About Screen Time Even Matter?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Parents' Age Key to Whether Kids Get Vaccinated Against COVID, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: College Kid Coming Home for Thanksgiving? Here's How to Keep Your Family Safe
Category: Health News
Created: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19 Authorized by FDA
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Senior Daily Health & Medical News
Title: Which Kids With COVID Will Get Very Sick?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/23/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Clearwater, Fl.-based insurance broker, Ensurem was recently named as the fastest growing company in the area by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The company, which specializes in Medicare solutions...

(PRWeb November 24, 2020)

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11/23/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Assisting Hands Home Care in Arlington Heights, IL recently opened a new location to serve the Winnetka, IL area residents with professional home care services.

(PRWeb November 24, 2020)

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11/23/2020   NPR On Aging
A newly approved drug can extend the lives of children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes rapid aging. The drug is the result of one family's effort to help a child with the fatal condition.
11/23/2020   NPR On Aging
When Kansas issued a mask mandate, 81 counties opted out. Researchers found coronavirus infection rates rose sharply in the opt-out counties, while falling in those that required masks.
11/23/2020   NPR On Aging
In Kansas City, hospitals are treating local COVID-19 patients as well as patients transferred from rural counties in Missouri and Kansas, where there's no mandate or culture for wearing masks.
11/22/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

If You're 62+ And Considering A Move, You'll Love This Winter Wonderland Tour

(PRWeb November 23, 2020)

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11/22/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

ChenMed primary care physicians in 19 markets available for interviews.

(PRWeb November 23, 2020)

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11/22/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Nearly 70% of caregivers report their duties make it difficult to manage their work/life balance, Home Instead provides timely tips to help

(PRWeb November 23, 2020)

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11/20/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

This acquisition expands Senseer’s senior care ecosystem

(PRWeb November 21, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/senseer_health_acquires_urloop_a_leading_senior_living_software_innovator/prweb17562345.htm

11/19/2020   Senior Health
Title: How Hospitals Can Cut Patients' Falls
Category: Health News
Created: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/19/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Introducing Everlake at Mandarin, a vibrant new community in one of Jacksonville's most sought after neighborhoods.

(PRWeb November 20, 2020)

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11/19/2020   Aging Life Care Association

November is National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. These observances help raise awareness about the challenges of caregiving for families, especially Alzheimer’s caregiving, as well as increase support for and educate caregivers and their communities. The current COVID-19 pandemic has also presented new realities and stresses. According to the Centers for … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and the Family Caregiver

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11/17/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

The in-home senior care brand has always fostered a Do Good and Make Money® mantra. Now, Ed Dunkel and Paul Kaiser are stepping up amid a pandemic to help the seniors in his community.

(PRWeb November 18, 2020)

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11/17/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Capture the joy of the season with these colorful ornaments

(PRWeb November 18, 2020)

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11/17/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Jeff Vandegenachte, co-owner of TruBlue House Care in Southern Wisconsin, is now one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ designation. The...

(PRWeb November 18, 2020)

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11/17/2020   NPR On Aging
People who get more deep sleep appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's. That may be because this phase of sleep allows the brain to clear out waste products.
11/16/2020   Senior Health
Title: 'Couch Potato' Time Rises Sharply After Women Retire
Category: Health News
Created: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/16/2020   Senior Health
Title: Amid Lockdowns, Online Exercise Classes Help Seniors Feel Less Alone
Category: Health News
Created: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/16/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Griswold Home Care of Winston-Salem proudly announces it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Private Duty services. Accreditation by ACHC...

(PRWeb November 17, 2020)

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11/16/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

The purpose-built GrandPad tablet eliminates frustrations for older adults and makes staying connected with friends, family, and caregivers safe and simple

(PRWeb November 17, 2020)

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11/16/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Caring Stars Award Helps Seniors and Their Families Find America’s Top-Rated Senior Living Communities and Nursing Homes

(PRWeb November 17, 2020)

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11/16/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Online guide highlights senior living communities with quality programs and top features

(PRWeb November 17, 2020)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/memorycare_com_names_the_best_facilities_for_senior_memory_care_in_chicago_il/prweb17552495.htm

11/16/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Online guide highlights senior living communities with quality programs and top features

(PRWeb November 17, 2020)

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11/15/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Training aimed at implementing the latest evidence-based approaches to dementia care amid growing numbers of Americans affected

(PRWeb November 16, 2020)

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11/15/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

COVID-19 has driven social service organizations to leverage new technology to provide virtual senior services.

(PRWeb November 16, 2020)

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11/13/2020   NPR On Aging
Doctors who helped stop Ebola call on Joe Biden's transition team to address COVID-19's racial and economic inequities. The evidence shows a safety net under the most vulnerable protects us all.
11/12/2020   Senior Health
Title: Fish Oil, Vitamin D, and Exercise: How Helpful Are They?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/12/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

The San Diego nonprofit releases their 2019-2020 Annual Impact Report, highlighting the immense influence in lives across the County.

(PRWeb November 13, 2020)

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11/11/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Regency Palms Oxnard Assisted Living and Memory Care, a luxurious, beautifully renovated senior living community in Oxnard, CA, is expected to welcome new residents starting in mid-January 2021.

(PRWeb November 12, 2020)

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11/11/2020   Society: Senior Citizens

Elegance Living, a provider of senior living, announces the opening of Elegance at Dublin, a modern, boutique retirement community in the Tri-Valley area. Elegance at Dublin is a joint project by...

(PRWeb November 12, 2020)

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11/11/2020   NPR On Aging
Hospitals, a powerful political force in health care, fear lowering the eligibility age for Medicare will cost them billions of dollars because federal reimbursements are less than private insurance.
11/09/2020   NPR On Aging
Gen. Gustave Perna says as soon as the FDA deems a vaccine safe and effective, his team is ready to coordinate deployment of tens of millions of doses as early as next month.
11/09/2020   NPR On Aging
The Trump administration has been marked by a scaled-back federal investment and involvement in U.S. health care. Biden's team has plans to change that — even if Republicans retain Senate control.
11/08/2020   Senior Health
Title: When Your Spouse Gripes About Aging, It Might Harm Your Health
Category: Health News
Created: 11/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM
11/08/2020   NPR On Aging
With so many infections and deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes, many in the industry and in government are considering how to make the facilities safer.
11/08/2020   NPR On Aging
Coronavirus cases are surging around the country. How will Joe Biden manage the pandemic differently, once he takes office in January? Expect a more centralized U.S. response plan, his team says.
11/05/2020   NPR On Aging
A team of independent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a science-based outline for deploying a vaccine when it's ready. The goal is to stop deaths and viral spread fast.
10/30/2020   NPR On Aging
In advance of a COVID-19 vaccine being available, a group of independent medical advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighed Friday who should get the vaccine first and how.
10/30/2020   Aging Life Care Association

In the U.S., more than 5.8 million people age 65+ are living with Alzheimer’s disease and over 16 million provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Aging Life Care Professionals regularly work with clients living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and, as part of their membership with the Aging Life Care Association, … Continue reading The Latest Discoveries in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

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10/30/2020   Senior Health
Title: Avoid Injury While Caregiving at Home
Category: Health News
Created: 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
10/27/2020   NPR On Aging
A general increase in mask-wearing has been encouraging, U.S. public health experts say. But too few young people, especially, are social distancing and taking other steps to slow coronavirus' spread.
10/27/2020   Aging Life Care Association

Americans have adapted new ways of doing things as a result of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Coughs and fevers have become more serious and result in closer-than-usual attention. There are more and more signs everywhere we go about the importance of handwashing. And, many physicians and health care professionals have turned to telehealth to interact with … Continue reading Tips to Staying Healthy While Managing Incontinence During COVID

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10/26/2020   NPR On Aging
Most nursing homes are connected by shared staff to seven others. Instead of limiting workers to one facility to curb COVID-19 spread, advocates urge better pay and more PPE for nursing home staff.