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Medicaid cuts could cause greater care gaps

September 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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An analysis of Nusing Home Compare shows cuts to Medicaid could harm the poorest residents and lowest-rated facilities that will have to do more with less. That could cost the government even more. 

NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

August 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves. 

Putting humanity in healthcare

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new interdisciplinary minor will focus on healthcare at the intersection of medicine and healing. 

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

Loud, proud and aging

April 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research shows how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are stronger but also more vulnerable to health risks as they age, highlighting the importance of community and understanding.

The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior Editor Nicole Stempak explores the problem of care coordination and how to help seniors access needed medical treatment. 

Most diabetics don’t get eye exams, study finds

October 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A majority of people with diabetes don’t receive annual eye exams despite the fact that they are at an increased risk of developing serious eye conditions, according to new research.

Facility owner pleads guilty to sexual abuse

October 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A retirement community owner will serve two days in jail and five years of probation for sexually abusing 12 current and former employees and residents.

Finances could affect cognition, aging process

October 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research suggests poverty and perceived hardship could lead to premature aging. 

Personality and perceptions of aging linked to depression

October 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study found that improving self-perceptions related to efficacy and aging in older adults can reduce signs of depression in older adults. 

The lost generations

September 30, 2016  | 
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Honoring those who have served soon will take on a new meaning as a new generation of veterans enters the long-term care system and nursing homes become a battleground for post-traumatic stress and dementia.

Brain activity declines over time with Parkinson’s disease

September 27, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research on how Parkinson’s disease affects brain activity could help measure the effectiveness of future clinical trials and offer insight into new treatments. 

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