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This woman just became the world's oldest mom (at age 74)

September 10, 2019

Erramatti Mangayamma at age 74 gave birth to twins in India last week after becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization, making her the oldest person to ever give birth, according to her doctors, and reigniting debate over so-called geriatric pregnancies.

Uber, Lyft want to help older patients get to their appointments. But will it work?

August 20, 2019

Uber and Lyft are betting big on the health care sector to expand their businesses, but they are having to adopt new approaches to attract older U.S. residents.

Older adults binge drink, too. Here's what it does to their health.

August 9, 2019

Binge drinking often is associated with college-aged adults, but new data show that drinking in excess also is a habit for almost 11% of seniors, who providers say are at increased risk of alcohol-related harms such as falls.

CMS wants to test acupuncture coverage for certain Medicare beneficiaries

July 17, 2019

CMS on Monday announced a proposal to cover acupuncture for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic low-back pain who are enrolled in NIH-sponsored or CMS-approved clinical trials that are evaluating acupuncture as an alternative treatment to opioids.

How this 61-year-old gave birth to her own granddaughter

June 27, 2019

At age 61, Cecile Eledge gave birth to her own granddaughter, acting as a surrogate for her son and his husband.

Are you 'old'? Here's how to find out.

June 19, 2019

The United Nations has long defined "old age" as beginning as soon as a person turns 60—but two demographers argue this one-size-fits-all rule offers a misleading view of the aging process.

More older patients are opting for complex surgeries. Here's how the American College of Surgeons plans to respond.

June 11, 2019

The American College of Surgeons is rolling out new standards for hospitals that aim to improve surgical outcomes for older patients who increasingly are undergoing complex surgeries that in the past might have been considered too dangerous for the patient population.

Weekly Line: 'Evil' or scientifically sound? Inside the debate over Pfizer's Alzheimer's research.

June 7, 2019

About 5.8 million U.S. residents have Alzheimer's disease, and CDC projects that number will reach 13.9 million by 2060 as baby boomers age. Yet, despite the disease's wide reach and devastating effects, there's still no proven treatment.

CMS finalizes long-awaited changes to program that aims to keep frail, elderly out of nursing homes

May 30, 2019

CMS on Tuesday released a long-awaited final rule updating the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, which offers comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, elderly individuals who qualify for nursing home care but are still able to safely live in their communities.

Do Alzheimer's patients actually have a different form of dementia?

May 7, 2019

Doctors have identified a type of dementia that might be more common than Alzheimer's disease, according to a report published last week in the journal Brain, and some experts are calling the discovery "the most important dementia finding in years."

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