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Survey: Americans Sicker Than People in Other High Income Countries

November 21, 2016

Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes or high blood pressure. Twenty-six percent said they experienced emotional distress they couldn’t cop

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Voters Continue to Approve Aid-in-Dying Measures

November 21, 2016

Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of voters supporting Proposition 106, the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act.

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Texas District Court Files Permanent Injunction Against Department of Labor’s Persuader Rule

November 17, 2016

Judge Samuel Cummings of the Northern District Court of Texas issued a permanent injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Rule.

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CMS Announces 2017 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles

November 16, 2016

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security benefits will be 0.3 percent for 2017 and because of that low COLA, a statutory “hold harmless “ provision designed to protect seniors largely wi

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Few Caregivers of Retirees with Dementia Use Social Security Payee Program

November 16, 2016

Educating family and other caregivers about a primary benefit of the Social Security’s Representative Payee Program may help expand its coverage, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.

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NIH: Older Adults Also at Risk from Zika Virus

November 16, 2016

While the Zika virus has been in the news largely for its effect on pregnant women, older adults are also at risk, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health.

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Report: Transforming Advanced Illness Care in the United States

November 16, 2016

The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focusing on the nation’s transformation to person-centered care integrating individual preferences on medical,

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Survey: Assumptions About Old and Young Workers Are Often Wrong

November 16, 2016

Assumptions about old and young workers are often wrong, according to results of a new survey published in Harvard Business Review. The survey of more than 10,000 people ages 24 to 80 showed far fewer differences between age groups than traditional stereo

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CMS Puts Temporary Halt on Medicare ‘Seamless Conversion’

November 10, 2016

The federal government is preventing additional health insurance companies from automatically moving Medicare beneficiaries into Medicare Advantage plans while officials assess the practice.

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Loneliness Linked to Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

November 10, 2016

Loneliness in cognitively normal older adults may actually be an early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research based on data from the Harvard Aging Brain Study.

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SSA Partners with Veterans Administration for E-Record Exchange

November 10, 2016

The Social Security Administration has launched a new health information technology initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs enabling all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA site

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As Western Diets Gain Popularity Around the World, So Does Alzheimer’s

November 1, 2016

As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition and reported on NJ.com.

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