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Age-related changes increase your risk for two serious conditions. Long, hot summers are getting longer and hotter, and could continue on this path as a result of global warming, according to research published March 28, 2021, in Geophysical Research Letters. Scientists found that autumns, winters, and springs have gotten shorter over the last 60 years, …

Younger survivors of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma appeared to have an increased risk of adverse health outcomes 5 or more years after diagnosis compared with older survivors. Five years or more following a diagnosis, younger survivors of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma reportedly had an increased risk of adverse health outcomes compared with older survivors, according to a …

Routine exercise could lead to Medicare savings later, study finds A recent study found physically active younger adults could see big savings in Medicare costs as senior citizens. SAN DIEGO – A new study shows performing routine activities such as housework, gardening and cooking can significantly improve cardiovascular health for older women. Health officials said …

The Covid-19 lockdown led several older adults to adapt and engage with technology — such as Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime — to stay in touch with loved ones or participate in exercise classes or religious groups, finds a new study. The participants reported that lockdown had led them to engage with neighbours and other members …

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 11, there were 2,385 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,177,072. There are 1,798 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 406 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here. …

This first-of-its-kind health reform could expand coverage to older Americans To the great disappointment of some Democratic lawmakers, President Joe Biden’s plan to boost the social safety net doesn’t include expanding Medicare coverage. Some had hoped that Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, the details for which were released last week, would include a measure …

Owensboro Health announced this week that it would begin registering anyone ages 16 and older for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Marketing Coordinator Brian Hamby said the health system will still continue prioritizing tiers 1A, 1B and 1C, which include health care workers, education and daycare personnel, first responders, essential workers and individuals ages 60 plus. However, …

Alaska on Tuesday broadened an already wide list of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the state to include anyone 16 and older who lives or works in the state. State officials announced the change ahead of a livestreamed briefing with Gov. Mike Dunleavy scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday. The change in eligibility makes …

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – For seniors unable to track down a COVID-19 vaccine themselves online, the Community Free Health Clinic in Cedar Rapids is ready to help. The clinic opened up a phone line for those 65 years and older on Tuesday that helps people get on a vaccine waitlist. Community Health Free Clinic …

ITU *The following article has been adapted from my opening remarks at the 14th Annual AARP UN Briefing Series. One benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has accelerated digital transformation and raised awareness of the importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). …