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Caregivers Who Assist Older Adults With Health Care Activities

This study of caregivers of older adults with disabilities with estimates extrapolated from 2 national surveys examines how caregivers’ involvement …

Health Care

The Impacts Of An Aging World Population

Overpopulation isn’t something this generation has to worry about much, but under-population? That’s a very real problem that many countries will …

Centers for Disease Control

Misdiagnosis of what’s ailing the health service

I read Simon Jenkins’ article with great interest (Our adoration is killing the NHS. It needs tough love, 11 February). Unfortunately, it is hopelessly inaccurate. The 2004 offer to GPs brought their salary to about £60,000. It allowed them to opt out of the old contract that required them to …

Health Care

Family caregivers may be sacrificing their own health to help loved ones | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Many family caregivers in the U.S. provide unpaid medical aid and other services to loved ones at the expense of their own financial, physical and mental health, a study suggests.<p>Nationwide, an estimated 14.7 million family caregivers assist 7.7 million older adults who live in …

Health Care

Boomers turn into seniors: So far, health and tech innovations disappoint

<b>These are interesting and disturbing times for boomer-turning senior consumers of health care.</b> The oldest baby boomers have turned 70. Some might …

Health Care

Can telehealth keep nursing-home patients out of hospitals?

A Chicago startup is working with nursing homes using Google Glass, texts and live video chats to keep residents from making unnecessary trips to the hospital.<p>Traditionally, if a patient needed medical attention, nurses have paged a physician, who might send a patient to the hospital if unsure of …