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As the country faces a deluge of older patients, emergency departments nationwide are seeking ways to improve senior care.
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While the country's demographics signal a rapidly growing number of seniors, geriatricians are in short supply. Many hospitals don't even have a geriatrician on call to consult on tricky medical decisions or prescribing plans.
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New models in Britain and the U.S. take a larger view of the forces that shape people’s health. That’s because sometimes a patient needs an air conditioner more than a hospital bed.
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For most politicians dealing with Medicare reform, end-of-life cost is one issue that dare not speak its name. Here's what you need to know about this "third-rail" topic.

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With no licensing or certification, anyone can practice in-home elder care in California—and in wealthy Marin, opportunity for fraud abounds.

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Recent studies have found statistical links between pesticide use and an outbreak of Parkinson's disease in California farm towns. Researchers even know which chemicals are the likely culprits. What's the government doing about it? Not much.

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Too much arsenic found in fruit juice, good news for kids' health, and a drugstore chain's fight against prescription drug abuse, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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At first it seemed pretty improbable. How could six, seven, eight different ethnic media outlets work together on one health story? What one issue would be compelling enough to interest them? Journalist Richard Kipling examines how the Home Alone project came together.

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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Journalist Paul Kleyman, who has covered aging issues for more than 20 years, offers tips for covering aging as health reform gets underway.

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