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State reaches deal to shutter 3 firms that targeted elderly

New Jersey consumer affairs officials have reached an agreement to shutter three companies they say used highly aggressive and misleading telemarketing tactics to sell emergency medical response alert systems to elderly residents
Published: 04/25/18
Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients
Published: 04/24/18
Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone
Published: 04/24/18

The Latest: Expert: Old Parkinson's patients risk infections

An expert in geriatric medicine says elderly people with Parkinson's disease are often at a higher risk of pneumonia and other infections because their swallowing process can be compromised.
Published: 04/24/18

Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient

In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes including murder or other offences in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's disease
Published: 04/20/18
Woman's win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan

Woman's win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan

Yumi Makino won a rare legal battle to get out of the senior citizens home she hated and get her money back
Published: 04/20/18
Louisiana House advances budget with deep health care cuts

Louisiana House advances budget with deep health care cuts

The Louisiana House has narrowly backed a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would steeply reduce spending on health services for the poor, the elderly, and people with disabilities to account for the loss of expiring state taxes
Published: 04/19/18
'60 Minutes' report details progression of Alzheimer's

'60 Minutes' report details progression of Alzheimer's

A sobering '60 Minutes' report filmed over a decade shows the toll that Alzheimer's disease takes on a wife and husband in New York
Published: 04/19/18

Death of former Trump advisor's father labeled suspicious

Law enforcement and Health Department officials are investigating the death of H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, at a Philadelphia senior care facility
Published: 04/19/18
Aging death row: Is executing old or infirm inmates cruel?

Aging death row: Is executing old or infirm inmates cruel?

Graying of America's death row: As inmates age, US courts increasingly face questions of when it becomes unconstitutionally cruel to execute the elderly and infirm
Published: 04/18/18