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Healthcare & Aging

Monthly Archive (Physical Health)

posted 09.06.2018
Researchers at the University of California conducted an evaluation of Cal MediConnect which included focus groups with dually eligible beneficiaries, surveys with beneficiaries and key informant interviews with policy makers, health plans, providers and advocates. This article outlines the... Read More
posted 07.24.2018
It is difficult to manage opi­oid prescribing in a way that prevents abuse while meeting patients’ needs. Read More
posted 07.06.2018
An analysis of the impacts of mass incarceration on the African American community and on the cohort’s long-term health consequences. Read More
posted 06.25.2018
Social inequality in exposures to environmental hazards erodes environmental conditions for all people. Read More
posted 05.18.2018
Nursing homes are roughly divisible into three strata: a narrow top level with a consistent focus on residents’ well-be­ing, a large mid­­dle level characterized by low-energy mediocrity and a bottom level emphasizing cost-cutting for a presumably captive clientele. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Given that age-related vulnerabilities such as diabetes, hypertension, vision or sensory deficits, im­paired mobility, cognitive decline or mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are more common in late life, policymakers, program managers and care providers should... Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Older people also often are living with chronic health conditions and functional limitations that may contribute to frailty and disability. And climate change impacts not only physical health.  Read More
posted 04.09.2018
We talk much less about people who were doing fine until they weren’t, people who had career choices, good jobs and decent incomes, until the wheels came off in their late 40s, 50s or 60s. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
How one gerontologist’s way of thinking shifted parallel to changes in feminist philosophy and its embrace of intersectionality. Read More

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