Seniors' health

January 16, 2018 - 10:10 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Elisa Lazzari, Cornell University (THE CONVERSATION) “Rampant” and “elderly” are words rarely used in the same sentence, unless we are talking of the percentage of people over 65 years...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 5:03 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Evidence proves a politically connected Florida eye doctor convicted of Medicare fraud stole $136 million, prosecutors insisted on Thursday, countering a defense argument that the fraud added up to just $64,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra Chase said Dr. Salomon...
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Basel's Eder Balanta up, fights for the ball against Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel 1893 and England's Manchester United at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 2:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday amid concerns that the sport's authorities in England haven't done enough to tackle the issue. The Football Association and Professional Footballers' Association appointed...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, residents are evacuated from the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community during a fire in West Chester, Pa. At least 20 people were injured in the massive fire at the senior living community about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. (Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania: (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for a Pennsylvania hospital says seven patients have been admitted with conditions related to smoke inhalation following a massive fire at a senior living...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:00 am
The NFL Players Association is investing in Dementia Discovery Fund, the group that Bill Gates recently made a $100 million investment in. Dementia Discovery Fund is a venture capital fund based in London and Boston and managed by SV Health. The DDF is focused on discovering and developing...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:40 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Todd Golde, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) Thirty years ago, scientists began to unlock the mysteries regarding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. This knowledge ushered in an...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, Bill Gates talks to reporters about the 2016 annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York. Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)
November 13, 2017 - 2:07 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, a sign points the way to a hospital in Georgia. A study shows that Medicare patients with common illnesses who were treated by their own familiar primary care doctors were slightly more likely to survive after being sent home than those treated by hospitalists, internists who don't provide care outside of hospitals. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 13, 2017 - 1:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care instead. Medicare patients with common conditions...
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IRS Form 1040, Schedule A, Medical and Dental Expense forms shown, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Several million households unlucky enough to face high medical bills not covered by insurance would lose a valuable deduction under the GOP tax bill. ( Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 07, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical expense deduction targeted for repeal by GOP tax writers has helped to offset costs including nursing home care and fertility treatments, laser eye surgery and travel out-of-state for a second opinion on a rare cancer. Several million people unlucky enough to face big...
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