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Should we recommend clients do crossword puzzles or walk briskly for 3 miles when trying to preserve brain health? What about falls—what are hospitals doing to prevent falls in the hospital or upon a patient’s return? Do nutrition supplements actually work? And why do most physicians shy away from addressing sexual issues with patients? Do insurance company wellness programs reward or punish employees? Stories about elder health and wellness appear often in the mainstream media, but this content doesn’t always offer in-depth and constructive information about how to forge strategies, solutions and models that would best serve older adults. When you browse the stories on AgeBlog, you’ll find a wealth of ideas and—best yet—people to connect up with who can discuss their first-hand experience in this topic area. 

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Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA.

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CEUs are no longer available for this event

Medicare Beneficiaries Must Beware of Costly Observation Services

posted 11.08.2017

By Carol Levine

Hundreds of thousands of Medi­care beneficiaries who received “observation services as an out­patient” after January 1, 2009, may be eligible to participate in a class-action lawsuit to appeal those financially costly decisions. On July 31, 2017, in the case Alexander v. Price, Judge Michael P. Shea, of the U.S. District Court of Connecticut, ruled in their favor over the objections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 


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Baby Boomers are at High Risk for Hepatitis C

posted 11.07.2017

By Andrew Reynolds

Over the past several years, there has been a lot of interest in hepatitis C (HCV)—television commercials about new HCV drugs, increased media coverage on drug prices and even discussion among presidential candidates.For a disease called the “silent epidemic,” that’s a fair share of attention.


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN) 

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Not a Member? Join ASA or register for this event for $49

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA.

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Providing Specifically Designed Services for LGBT Elders & Traditional Services Welcoming to All

posted 10.31.2017

By Kathy Greenlee

One of the highlights of my seven years of service as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging was the op­portunity to travel just about everywhere in the United States, and to visit wonder­ful programs for older adults.


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A Day in the Life of an APS Worker in Rural America

posted 10.31.2017

By Bill Benson 

The states’ Adult Protective Services (APS) are America’s front-line system of first responders to reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of frail elders and vulnerable disabled adults.


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Elder Advocates Take Aggressive, Proactive Stance Against Malnutrition

posted 10.13.2017
Nearly one in two older Americans is at risk for malnutrition, at an estimated cost of $51.3 billion annually to treat diseases related to the condition. Elder advocates have taken an aggressive stance on eradicating this public health threat. 
 

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Clinical Trials, Key to Future of Medicine, Face Low Enrollment

posted 10.10.2017

By Lindsay Clarke

Stories about cutting-edge discoveries in biomedical research with the potential to change and save lives crop up almost daily in the news. And the public expects that such break­through treatments will be available and accessible when it needs them.


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