Issues in Aging
- Patient Advocates: Pathfinders in the Complex World of Medicine by Mary Jacobs - When a life-threatening staph infection sent Dominick Buttiglieri, 64, to the hospital, his situation quickly worsened—and his wife, Deborah, soon felt overwhelmed. “His organs were shutting down, and the doctors weren’t giving us much hope,” she said. Dominick was in…
Blog of the Week
- Discrimination Is Intersectional. Activism Can Be Too by Ashton Applewhite - … What 2020 brought home for me was that being anti-ageist means supporting every movement for equal rights. It’s a big ask, but we cannot dismantle ageism without dismantling ableism, and racism, and sexism and all the rest, because these systems reinforce…
Health Care Comes to Assisted Living
On-site doctors and nurses offer more than easy access to medical care. Their presence gives residents a sense of security and wellbeing.
Kaiser Health News
‘I Can Breathe Again’: Older Adults Begin to Test Freedom After COVID Vaccinations
From making plans with grandchildren to scheduling overdue doctor appointments, vaccinated people are emerging from isolation.
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A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home
If your doctor sends you an at-home test kit, you can trust it, experts say.
Those We’ve Lost
This ongoing New York Times series shares stories about the people who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.