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Ina Jaffe

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Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra — 16 Years On

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Longer lives means more decades of intimacy. Drugs that help male physiology match desire have affected more than just the body, men who take these pills say.

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Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

Friday, September 05, 2014

A U.S. attorney has sued two nursing homes in Watsonville, Calif., alleging that they failed to provide the acceptable care they were paid for by the government.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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California's Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Unlike many recent death penalty rulings, the decision wasn't focused on the method of execution, but on the fact that executions in California are so rarely carried out. The last was in 2006.

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Study: Older Americans Aim To Stay Independent In Their Homes

Monday, July 14, 2014

A study from Georgetown and Phillips Inc. finds that the vast majority of Americans want to age in their homes. But that they have taken no steps to make their homes suitable for aging in place.

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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

There's a growing market in technology to address health problems in older people. But young techies don't always know what their clients really need and want. Enter the focus group of Dad.

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NPR Survey Reveals Despised And Acceptable Terms For Aging

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

There's a scarcity of terms for describing older adults and the aging process. At least there aren't that many that most older people don't find offensive.

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Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.

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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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In Oregon, End Of Life Orders Help People Avoid The ICU

Monday, June 09, 2014

Most people don't want to die in the hospital hooked up to machines, but it can be hard to make those wishes known. A doctor's order with more force than an advance directive can help, a study finds.

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Is Working Past Retirement Age An Antidote To Getting Old?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Nearly half of people surveyed who say they're retired are working or have worked in the recent past. And nearly three quarters of baby boomers say they plan to stay on the job past retirement age.

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A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A young engineer working on an Army project to help stabilize weapons realized the technology could also help some Parkinson's patients with essential tasks.

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Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue with a difference: the performers are old enough to have been in shows like this in their heyday. After 23 seasons, the show closes in May.

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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Friday, April 25, 2014

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.

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Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

In 2012, nearly a quarter of all new businesses were started by people between the ages of 55 and 64. What makes older adults choose starting businesses over retirement?

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Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Retirement may not be so good for your mental and physical health, a lot of research suggests — or at least not good for everybody.

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With Less Financial Security, Older Workers Stay On The Job

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Barely half of Americans say they're confident they'll be able to retire comfortably. Now, many are staying in the workforce longer — and some companies are using that trend to their advantage.

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Why Older Adults Have A Hard Time Letting Their Stuff Go

Monday, March 10, 2014

A study finds that people over 50 have difficulty getting rid of unneeded possessions. Some of this is for emotional reasons and some of it for physical ones.

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A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Most of that harm could have been prevented, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services. The injuries also cost taxpayers nearly $3 billion a year in extra hospitalizations.

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ISO Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nearly 40 percent of Americans over 50 are single, and many are looking for love online. As one site user says, "I don't want to live the last 10 years of my life alone."

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