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More Than Medicine-A Survey of Seniors by CareMore (Executive Summary)

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http://www.caremorehealthsystem.com/~/media/CMHS/Files/CareMore-Executive-Summary.ashx

Posted in Aging, Caregivers, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Patient Centered Care, Quality of Care

ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Reduced Rehospitalizations (Commonwealth Fund)

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http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/in-the-literature/2017/jan/aco-hospitals-reduced-rehospitalization-faster

Posted in Aging, Healthcare Economics, Patient Centered Care, Quality of Care

Silver Sneaker Program

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Join the movement. Lose weight. Increase your energy. Improve your overall well-being. All of this is possible with SilverSneakers. But that’s not even the best part. Check out some of our members’ stories to learn more about this best-in-class program … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Exercise Guidelines

The effects of fitness on the aging process

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Decades of research support the fact that much age-related deterioration is the result of the effects of sedentary lifestyles and the development of medical conditions rather than of aging itself. Elite older athletes, who demonstrate enhanced performance compared with historic … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Quality of Life

The Perils of Toughing it Out

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Studies have found that elderly patients are less likely than younger adults to report pain to their doctors. Instead, many suffer in silence at considerable cost to the quality of their lives. Read the full article here.

Posted in Aging, Chronic Pain, Quality of Life

Weight Gain and Older Women

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Michelle Obama has done an excellent job mobilizing the nation to combat childhood obesity and encouraging kids to eat better and move more. But now her efforts may be needed on another front. Obesity can take a heavy toll on … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Mobility, Obesity, Quality of Life