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New Solution to Senior Falls: Drones, Smartphones, and Sensors

August 16, 2019

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‘Brain Speed’ Aids in Preventing Senior Falls

January 4, 2017

A team of researchers set out to discover whether and why an older adult successfully recovers from a stumble, finding that it’s not only lower limb strength, perception of limb position but also “brain speed” or complex and simple reaction times.

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Study: Lowest Educated Retirees Face Highest Income Gaps

December 22, 2016

More than half of older Americans in the lowest socioeconomic tier can expect to face an income gap if they retire when they would like to, according to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research.

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Most Popular Argentum Update Stories of 2016

December 22, 2016

Thank you for being a loyal reader of Argentum Update in 2016. We have compiled the most widely read articles of the year for your review and reference.

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Argentum Encourages Participation in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

December 20, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics has launched the third wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, a biennial national study of the major sectors of paid, regulated providers of long-term care services.

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Hawaii Is Healthiest State, Mississippi Has Most Room for Improvement

December 20, 2016

America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was released this week, offering benchmarks to compare state performance and national standards, and showing that the nation is experiencing declines in smoking, preventable hospitalizations and the uninsured, but c

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FDA Offers Guidance on Side Effects of Medical Devices Already on the Market

December 15, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidance on how medical device firms let the public know about side effects that are discovered once those products are on the market.

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Senate Approves 21st Century Cures Act

December 8, 2016

On December 7, the Senate voted 94-5 to approve the 21st Century Cures Act bill. The bill seeks to expedite the process of getting new drugs and medical devices to the marketplace and provides funding for biomedical research.

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Researchers Find Link Between Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease

December 6, 2016

Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.

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CDC: Nearly 30 Percent of Older Adults Report Falling

December 1, 2016

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the latest data, from 2014, revealing the magnitude of the issue.

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GAO: Extent of Elder Abuse by Guardians Largely Unknown

December 1, 2016

The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently released a new report by the Government Accountability Office on guardianship abuse.

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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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