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Senate abandons second healthcare bill

July 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Senate GOP has pulled the plug on its most recent attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Medicare Advantage plans murky on benefits

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A recent report from the Government Accountability Office found one-quarter of reviewed plans had disproportionality high numbers of sicker people dropping out.

Seniors underrepresented in clinical drug trials

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A recent Food and Drug Administration analysis found it’s difficult to practice evidence-based medicine for seniors because there isn’t enough data on how treatments may affect them. 

Gait and cognitive decline

July 17, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Gait slowing and cognitive decline have a lot in common, especially the hippocampus, according to U. Pitt researchers.

The volunteer perspective on making memory masterpieces

July 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Art is more than just beauty in the eye of the beholder. It’s a working experience that can draw out the humanity in everyone—even people with dementia. 

Connecting seniors and children through technology

July 13, 2017  | 
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A program pairs up senior living residents with elementary students to capture their life stories using digital devices. 

Senate GOP issues revisions to BCRA health bill

July 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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GOP senators make a few big changes to the BCRA bill but stick to their guns on tax repeals and cuts to Medicaid.

Protecting seniors from heat stroke risk

July 13, 2017  |  the National Institute on Aging
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The sweltering summer months can be dangerous for older adults, especially if they have chronic diseases, high blood pressure or obesity.

NIC: Industry growth, absorption rise but occupancy dips

July 12, 2017  |  The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care
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 Senior living housing occupancy rates decreased slightly even though absorption and overall growth increased, according to Q2 2017 NIC Map data.

LeadingAge center tackles workforce challenges

July 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new group will explore long-term and post-acute care staffing issues and provide resources to combat turnover.