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Study Says Some Nursing Homes Gaming the System to Improve Their Medicare Star Ratings

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A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

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Two Yoga Poses Proven to Reverse Scoliosis Curves

Significant, quick reduction in scoliosis curves with two yoga poses

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WVU Researcher Uses Photography to Analyze Food Access Among Rural Seniors

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Lauri Andress, an assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, is working to disrupt the current model for how seniors in rural Appalachia access healthy food.

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Transitional Care Nurses in the Geriatric Emergency Department Reduce Risk of Inpatient Admissions

Geriatric patients seen by transitional care nurses in the emergency department (ED) are less likely to be admitted to the hospital, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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It’s Not Your Model Minority: The PINE Study Reveals the Challenges U.S. Chinese Aging Population Facing

In 2017, researchers from Rush University Medical Center completed the third wave of the PINE study, shedding a light on how cultural determinants impact the health outcomes and disparities among Chinese older adults.

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Why the Y? Older Adults Need Support for Healthy Weight Loss in 2018

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Researchers at Wake Forest University say adults 60+ whose New Year’s resolution is to lose weight succeed with an inexpensive and accessible solution: classes at community fitness centers such as the YMCA.

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Researchers Find Common Psychological Traits in Group of Italians Aged 90 to 101

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In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza and University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified common psychological traits in members of this group.

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Researchers First to Unlock Key Molecular Mystery of Premature Aging Syndromes

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New research from Florida State University is beginning to piece together the stubborn puzzle posed by a family of rare and debilitating premature aging disorders.







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