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Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster As You Age

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she’ll give you an earful.

There’s Johnetta, 101, whom she’s known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer’s disease. 1,292 more words


Una epidemia ignorada: adultos mayores que toman medicamentos innecesarios

Es la otra epidemia de medicamentos recetados en los Estados Unidos.

Durante décadas, los expertos han estado advirtiendo que los adultos mayores toman demasiadas drogas innecesarias… 1,964 more words

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An Overlooked Epidemic: Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs

Consider it America’s other prescription drug epidemic.

For decades, experts have warned that older Americans are taking too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors, for dubious or unknown reasons. 1,860 more words

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Reverberations From War Complicate Vietnam Veterans’ End-Of-Life Care

Many of Ron Fleming’s fellow soldiers have spent the past five decades trying to forget what they saw — and did — in Vietnam.

But Fleming, now 74, has spent most of that time trying to hold on to it. 1,199 more words

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Empeora la salud de trabajadores agrícolas, a medida que la fuerza de trabajo envejece

Esa bolsa de coliflor congelado que tienes en tu refrigerador probablemente comenzó a gestarse en un campo extenso al norte de Salinas, California. Allí, un grupo de hombres y mujeres usan una máquina para arrojar semillas en la tierra. 783 more words


Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages

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That bag of frozen cauliflower sitting inside your freezer likely sprang to life in a vast field north of Salinas, Calif. A crew of men and women here use a machine to drop seedlings into the black soil. 664 more words


Straight From The Patient’s Mouth: Videos Can Clearly State Your End-Of-Life Wishes

For years, Wendy Forman, considered how to make her wishes known if she became horribly ill and couldn’t speak for herself.

She prepared a living will refusing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 1,243 more words