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‘They were an afterthought’: Millions of older Americans still vulnerable as pandemic caution wanes

It was Mother’s Day in May 2020 and an elderly woman lay dying in a Rhode Island nursing home. Her children were unable to visit her due to Covid, and although Adelina Ramos, her graduate nursing assistant, longed to comfort herself from her bedside, she had to leave, although she could see the woman eclipsed. …

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More Americans have health insurance - but not the Kansans

More Americans have health insurance – but not the Kansans

WICHITA — Federal pandemic programs that propped up nationwide health insurance rates in 2021 ultimately didn’t lead to increased coverage in Kansas — meaning that, for the first time in decades , Kansans are significantly less likely to have health insurance than the US population as a whole. As millions of Americans have lost their …

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Factors including car accidents, obesity violence and drug overdoses contribute to lower U.S. life expectancy.

Blaming Americans’ Poor Choices, Instead of Health Care, for Lower Life Expectancy | Opinion

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Factors such as car accidents, obesity-related violence, and drug overdoses contribute to reduced life expectancy in the United States. PA Progressives like to point out that Americans pay more …

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Older Americans regret not taking more care of their teeth in their youth, but 80% still don't

Older Americans regret not taking more care of their teeth in their youth, but 80% still don’t

Delta Dental’s first senior oral health survey found that 72% of Americans ages 50 and older wish they had taken better care of their teeth in their youth, but many still don’t. Since oral health is linked to heart, brain and mental health, dentists encourage following the “2-1-2 rule”. SAN FRANCISCO, September 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ …

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