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Even with this increase, older individuals now have better transplant outcomes.
Vaccines also prevented 100,000 hospitalizations and 39,000 deaths in this population.
Increasing the number of bilingual health care professionals as well as resources at the community level could help Latino seniors thrive.
By 2060, Latinos will make up 21% of Americans age 65 and older. Who will take care of them?
Only 20% of older adults received hearing screenings in the last two years.
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.
Drugs such as Xanax and ibuprofen are landing seniors in hospitals—and costing them a bundle.
A weakened biological clock affecting rest and activity cycles could be an early warning sign of this neurodegenerative disease.
Second of a two-part series about incarceration and health
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.
Antiretroviral therapy helped people with the virus add years to their lives, but now scientists must address other issues of longevity.
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