Ashley LeVine

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Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Who Will Provide Care for Childless Boomers?

The last piece of real estate Pam and Bruce Boyer purchased together was more than 20 years ago: adjoining plots in the cemetery across the street …

Cost of gun violence: hospital charges for 100,000 shot annually reach $2.8bn

• Johns Hopkins study of gun violence surveys emergency room admissions<br>• If lost wages are added, ‘really startling’ costs rise to $45bn annually<p>More than 100,000 people are shot each year in the US at a total cost of $2.8bn in hospital charges, a study published on Monday has found. If lost wages and …

Why Paying for Nutrition Saves Money on Health Care

The foods we eat play a central role in our health. The epidemics of our time—obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes—are intimately tied to …

Health Care

This Important Insurance Is Becoming A Luxury for Retirees

Here’s one more way getting old is getting more expensive. Long-term care insurance, which covers expenses like nursing home care, at-home nursing …

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Let's fight the stigma around ageing and frailty | Shibley Rahman

Focusing on the physical deficits of old age means we are not paying enough attention to other aspects of health and wellbeing<p>There needs to be a radical shift in how frailty is presented as a health and social care issue. Last year, a senior NHS clinician wrote the following on the importance of …

Why Healthcare Is Broken in the U.S. | Investopedia

"We say, 'we want longer life, we're willing to pay for it,'" Anupam Jena told Investopedia in early August. "If our life expectancies were greater …

Health Care

Older Victims of Hurricane Harvey Need Special Attention

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>News and social media reports from coastal Texas have shown many striking images of Hurricane …

11 Ways to Afford the Assisted Living Care You Need

For most people, savings and Social Security income aren’t enough to pay for assisted living. Most cobble together those assets along with …

Retirement

Elder Care and Assisted Living: Who Will Care for You?

In 2010, Wallace Kirkpatrick, 89, was living alone in San Antonio after his wife died. A friend suggested that “Kirk,” as everyone called him, get an …