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Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Would Harm Seniors and Increase Health Care Spending
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicare, illness, health, elderly, study, society, ethics, healthcare, government, investigation, news, risks, safety )

- 2407 days ago -
In every deficit-reduction debate, policymakers look at the Medicare program to see where savings can be found, and the latest fiscal showdown negotiations are no different.
The End of Population Growth
Health & Wellness  (tags: babies, children, elderly, food supplies, governments, growth, technology )

- 2433 days ago -
Malthus and Ehrlich were so wrong. Resources are not fixed things. Better farming can drastically increase the food supply. New energy sources enable much higher standards of living. And then behavior changes in response: -->
U.S. Senators File Amendment to Combat Widespread Antipsychotic Drugging of Elderly in Nursing Homes
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, death, drugs, elderly, ethics, health, government, prevention, protection, risks, safety )

- 2604 days ago -
"This amendment responds to alarming reports about the use of antipsychotic drugs with nursing home residents, It's intended to empower these residents and their loved ones in the decisions about the drugs prescribed for them." Watch the lovely clip too.
Drugged Up Behind the Wheel: Older Drivers on Psych Drugs 5 Times More Likely to Crash
Health & Wellness  (tags: accidents, medication, elderly, news, safety, warning )

- 2709 days ago -
Older drivers who use prescription psychoactive drugs such as benzodiazepines may be five times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, a new Curtin University study has found.
Hospitals Are Treating the Elderly 'Like Slabs of Meat' Says Damning Report Into NHS Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: Hospitals, are, treating, the, elderly, 'like, slabs, of, meat', says, damning, report, into, NHS, care )

- 2806 days ago -
Nurses have refused to give painkillers to dying patients Concerned relatives have stayed on wards round the clock with loved ones Hospitals are accused today of treating elderly patients like 'slabs of meat' in a damning report that lists a
ACTION ALERT: Protect the Elderly in New York and Hold Abusers Accountable! PLEASE SIGN !
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, elderly, protection, new york, health, government, treatment )

- 2828 days ago -
Stop the illegal actions of home healthcare agencies. Moreover, implement a mechanism by which elders and their families can file grievances against those home healthcare agencies that shirk the law.
Political Advice to Republicans on Medicare
Health & Wellness  (tags: americans, cancer, death, diet, disease, drugs, elderly, exercise, government, healthcare, illness, medicine, nutrition, prevention, protection, safety, society, treatment )

- 2961 days ago -
Polls consistently show that the program has enormous public support among all political and demographic groups. Not only do Democrats and independents overwhelmingly support the Medicare program, even Republicans overwhelmingly approve of Medicare.
282 Deaths Linked to Aftermath / Unsanitary Conditions, Cold Temperatures Blamed for Postdisaster Toll
Health & Wellness  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, evacuation shelters, aftermath, postdisaster-linked factors, survived but died, cold temperatures, unsanitary conditions, elderly, weak, heart failure, March 11, quake, tsunami, risks, death )

- 3017 days ago -
Among people who survived the March 11 quake and tsunami but died later in the month in the disaster-stricken Tohoku region, at least 282 were believed to have succumbed to postdisaster-linked factors, such as cold temperatures and unsanitary conditions>>
Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, disease, elderly, hospitals, treatment, study, humans )

- 3311 days ago -
The cause of delirium is unclear, but there are many apparent triggers: infections, surgery, pneumonia, and procedures like catheter insertions, all of which can spur anxiety in frail, vulnerable patients. Some medications, difficult for older people to m
The Beers List: Potentially Inappropriate Medications for the Elderly
Health & Wellness  (tags: over-65s, medication, The_Beers_List, elderly, prescriptions, drugs, health, risks, research )

- 3383 days ago -
Updating the Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults: results of a US consensus panel of experts.
Influence of Companion Animals on the Physical and Psychological Health of Older People
Health & Wellness  (tags: older people, elderly, health, companion animals, happiness, bonding )

- 3585 days ago -
To examine whether companion animals or attachment to a companion animal was associated with changes in physical and psychological health in older people and whether the relationships between physical and psychological health and human social networks
Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Relatives Called to Hospital
Health & Wellness  (tags: illness, not too good, Kennedy, elderly, women )

- 3627 days ago -
Shriver, 88, founder of the Special Olympics, has been in the hospital for several days, her family said, and her relatives were summoned after she suffered a setback, the source said
Problem Drinking 'Hits Over-60s'
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, drinking, Elderly, alcohol, medicine, drug interactions, addiction, depression, stress, warning, risks, prevention, Body-Mind-Spirit, study )

- 3653 days ago -
Alcohol misuse in people aged over 60 is becoming a widespread problem, research suggests.
Swine Flu Vaccine to Be Cleared After Five-Day Trial
Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, vaccine, clinical trials, rush, adults, elderly, Britain, healthcare, death, drugs, research, risks, children, health )

- 3656 days ago -
The path of a popular medicine from the laboratory to the chemist or doctor's surgery can involve years of clinical trials on a select group of patients. When the new vaccine for swine flu arrives in Britain, regulators said this weekend, it could
Dayz of Caring - Installment Two
Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, health, illness, elderly, alzheimer's )

- 3818 days ago -
she complains that her hair is "stringy'. I happen to think she has very pretty white hair. It's a bit dry from all the coloring she done to it the past twenty years--see she had Alzheimer's for a very long time before any one knew and she would color her

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