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Cheaper Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Could Be On The Way

Imagine seniors walking around with stylish ear devices that amplify and clarify sound and connect wirelessly to smart phones, tablets, televisions and digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. 1,171 more words

Health Industry

Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The 'Eyes and Ears' For Hospitals, Doctors

Debbie Case held an insulated bag with two packaged meals — a sandwich wrap and fruit for lunch, a burrito and cauliflower for dinner.

“You’re going to eat well today,” Case told 75-year-old Dave Kelly as she handed him the meals. 1,159 more words

Public Health

Keeping Lonely Seniors Company Can Help Keep Them Healthy

Emil Girardi moved to San Francisco on New Year’s Eve in 1960. He loved everything about the city: the energy, the people, the hills. And of course, the bars, where he mixed drinks for most of his adult life. 975 more words

Mental Health

New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years. 807 more words

Public Health

When Looking For A Nursing Home, You May Get Little Help From Your Hospital

At age 88, Elizabeth Fee looked pregnant, her belly swollen after days of intestinal ailments and nausea. A nurse heard a scream from Fee’s room in a nursing home, and found her retching “like a faucet” before she passed out. 1,474 more words

Public Health

Early Alzheimer’s Gene Spells Tragedy For Patients, Opportunity For Science

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California. Something wasn’t right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes. 3,745 more words

Public Health

School Rumble Anime Review

Introduction

I’ve spoken a lot about School Rumble. I have praised it so much that this review seems nearly pointless. But I think talking about this anime in both a critical and personal perspective would be great for my New Years Eve anime review. 657 more words

Anime