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Age-Friendly Health Care: Speaking Up About What Matters to You

(Editor’s note: This content is provided by The John A. Hartford Foundation, a Next Avenue funder.) As you get older, your medical care can ripple across every aspect of your life. It might be a prescription that makes you too tired for dinner with the family. You may love bowling, but a hip replacement has kept…

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Could We See More Patients Receive ‘Social Prescriptions?’

The practice of prescribing social activities as an alternative or complement to medication for a variety of ailments has become more common in countries such as Canada and the U.K., and it appears some people are finding it beneficial in the United States as well. In 2017, a U.K. study published in the medical research…

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Is the Swelling in Retirement Confidence Believable?

A new landmark study of America’s workers and retirees shows they’re significantly more confident than a year ago in their ability to live comfortably throughout retirement. I wish I could believe them. But based on actual retirement savings trends, retirement health costs and long-term care expenses, I sadly think many of the workers and retirees…

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Could We See More Patients Receive ‘Social Prescriptions?’

The practice of prescribing social activities as an alternative or complement to medication for a variety of ailments has become more common in countries such as Canada and the U.K., and it appears some people are finding it beneficial in the United States as well. In 2017, a U.K. study published in the medical research…

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