Seniors' health

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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This cover image released by Hachette Books shows "The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra," by Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi. (Hachette Books via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 11:11 am
"The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra" (Hachette Books), by Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi Frank Sinatra's prime years as a singer were long behind him when Eliot Weisman managed his career. Yet even into his 70s "the Voice" could deliver what fans wanted or were willing to settle for...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hold a news conference to criticize the Republican tax and budget proposals, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate rejected Democratic attempts to spare health programs for the poor and elderly from cuts, absorbing political hits as the price for advancing a $4 trillion budget plan that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code later this year. In...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters in Jackson, Miss. op Republicans are already coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a contentious and partisan agenda through the Senate. Now, they’re running smack into another complicating factor _ the sheer age and health issues of some senators. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
October 17, 2017 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication — the sheer age and health issues of some senators. One of those ailing senators — 79-year-old Thad Cochran of Mississippi — was back...
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