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Ex-House Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner Warns of Insurance Control Over Health Bill Outcome, Praises House Version, 'Disappointed' by Senate; Weiner and Policy Analyst Jordan Osserman Offer Bill's 'Prognosis'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The differences between the House and Senate health care reform bills aren't just for wonky policy experts," say former Chief of Staff to the House Aging Committee Bob Weiner and Analyst Jordan Osserman. "They translate to real differ...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Seeks Consumer Input on New Health Care Option

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has scheduled listening sessions across the state on the new Integrated Care Initiative, an effort to make it easier for older consumers to deal with Medicare and Medicaid issues. The new healt...

Eucerin Provides BlogHer Attendees With a Glimpse Into Their Skin's Future With Proprietary 'Time Machine' Aging Simulator

WILTON, Conn., July 28, /PRNewswire/ -- As a sponsor of the BlogHer Conference 2009 held Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 in Chicago, Eucerin was on hand to educate the blogging community about the importance of incidental sun exposure and give them a glimpse into their ski...

Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are urged to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult by calling the state's Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505, Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall said today. Older individu...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Tampa Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Florida This Summer TAMPA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, f...

Institute for Aging Research study finds delirium presentation predicts mortality

(Boston, Mass)The way certain patients present in the post-acute hospital setting with delirium, a common, preventable but life-threatening acute confusional state, predicts mortality, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife. Patients with severe, ...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Pennsylvania Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Pennsylvania This Summer PHILADELPHIA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy...

A 50% Increase in Medical Bankruptcies - A Worry for Adults Assisting Aging Parents

LANSING, Mich., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released in the American Journal of Medicine http://pnhp.org/new_bankruptcy_study/Bankruptcy-2009.pdf , reported that bankruptcies due to medical debt rose 50% from 2001 to 2007. Elder Law of Michigan experienced a similar ris...

National Council on Aging and Medicare Diabetes Screening Project Launch New Program to Educate Seniors about Medicare's Benefits for Diabetes Screening

Daschle and Others Call the Need Urgent; Among Seniors with Diabetes, Half Are Unaware; Medicare's Free Diabetes Screening Benefits Underutilized WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a meeting today sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Medicare Diabetes Sc...

Statement of James P. Firman President and CEO, National Council on Aging on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day , the National Council on Aging (NCOA) urges Congress to pass the Elder Justice Act which will provide more protection at the federal level, ensuring that older Americans will not have to live in fear...

National Survey Reveals a Broken System for Chronic Disease Sufferers; National Council on Aging and Health Experts Explore Self-Care as a Viable, Consumer Focused Option for Health Reform

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Council on Aging: WHAT: The not-for-profit National Council on Aging (NCOA), along with leading health care experts, will unveil the groundbreaking results of their national survey of adults with...

First-Ever Standardized Scales to Measure the Skin's Aging Process Are Presented at THE Aesthetic Show

The Merz Scales(TM) are the most comprehensive rating system to be developed in the field of aesthetic dermatology in more than 34 years LAS VEGAS, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Merz Scales, the first standardized, comprehensive rating system to measure the skin's aging process, were presented ...

Wistar Institute team finds key target of aging regulator

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have defined a key target of an evolutionarily conserved protein that regulates the process of aging. The study, published June 11 in Nature , provides fundamental knowledge about key mechanisms of aging that could point toward new anti-aging strategies and can...

Helping Dad Stay Independent: The Best Father's Day Gift for an Aging Parent - A Checklist from Dr. Dan Tobin, Founder and CEO of Care Support of America

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "As our fathers age, they want to remain independent, not be a burden, and -- no offense -- they usually don't want to move in with their children," says Dr. Dan Tobin, Founder and CEO of Care Support of America and a nationally recognized expert on eldercar...

How Prepared are America's Communities to Handle the Aging Boom?

Innovators in Four Locations to Hold Discussions on Aging in Place throughout June With Grants Available for Innovative Community Ideas WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a national movement to promote "Aging in Place" initiatives, four communities in America will be hos...

Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds,, THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) --Older people taking common over-the-counter drugs for pain, cold symptoms or help with sleep may increase their risk for cognitive impairment, including delirium...

Explorer's Bounty Coffees and Chocolates Helping Individuals Reverse the Aging Process

Certified Organic Products Earn Mention in New Stop Growing Older ... Grow Younger Book MIAMI, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In his just released book "Stop Growing Older ... Grow Younger," author J Collin Towers is poised to send shockwaves through the multi-billion-dollar anti-aging industry. ...

Infini Cosmetic Associates Offers Boomer Stimulus Packages to Offset Aging and Help Job Seekers Get a Fresh Start

The aftermath of the economic downturn and job loss has impacted most people in every socio-economic class, Boomers especially. Infini Cosmetic Associates introduced several special stimulus combo-packages on BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm to help men and women look ...

Institute for Aging Research finds modifiable hip fracture complications contribute to mortality

(Boston, Mass.)Potentially modifiable post-fracture complications, including pneumonia and pressure ulcers, are associated with an increased risk of death among nursing home residents who have suffered a hip fracture, according to a new study conducted by scientists at the Institute for Aging Rese...

Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay

Researchers speculate that brain might benefit from supplements FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of vitamin D might help keep the brain healthy as people age, new research suggests. For the study, which included more than 3,000 European men aged 40 to 79, the researche...

Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Help Seniors Get the Cost-Saving Benefits they Need

BenefitsCheckUp.org/cvs offers resources to help defray cost of health care, utilities, meals and more; Pharmacists counsel on ways to save on medication WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn continues to challenge Americans, with seniors perhaps being hit the hardest...

AAHSA Joins Sixty Aging and Disability Groups to Fight for Long-Term Services and Supports in Health Care Reform

Advertising and Grassroots Initiative Launches Today WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) today joined more than 60 aging and disability organizations to urge legislators to make long-term services and supports (LTS...

Obituary photos suggest growing bias against aging faces

COLUMBUS, Ohio A new study that looked at obituary photographs published in one metropolitan newspaper suggests that Americans may have become more biased toward youthful appearance, particularly for women. The study found that the number of obituary photographs showing the deceased at a much ...

Social Security 'Problems' Are 'Misplaced Scare Tactics' and Media Missing Story of Solvency, Says Former Congressional Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The reports on the supposed problems of Social Security based on the Social Security Administration's report today are "totally misplaced," asserts former U.S. House Aging Committee Director Bob Weiner. Weiner, who was Chief of Staff of the House...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Georgia Seniors about Medication Management and Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Georgia to Mark Older Americans Month ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According t...

VIDEO from Medialink and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America: Alzheimer's Foundation Unveils Healthy Aging Web Site

NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Look at your calendar from the past week: Have you gone for a brisk walk, eaten leafy vegetables or toured a museum? With growing evidence that these are the types of lifestyle choices that can pay off now and in the future, the Alzheimer's Foundation of Americ...

First-Ever Standardized Scales to Measure the Skin's Aging Process Are Introduced at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Annual Meeting

The Merz Scales(TM) are the most comprehensive rating system to be developed in the field of aesthetic dermatology in more than 34 years LAS VEGAS, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Merz Scales, the first standardized, comprehensive rating system to measure the skin's aging process, were introduced t...

After the Crash, Forty-Five Percent of Caring.com Visitors are Providing Financial Support to Aging Parents

New Research Also Shows Boomers are Eliminating Extras, Delaying Retirement SAN MATEO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research from Caring.com , approximately forty-five percent of adult children who are caring for aging parents are providing them with financial assista...

SCAN Health Plan Provides 'Senior Sensitivity Training' to City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Network Service Providers

LOS ANGELES, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past two months, staff members from the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging along with contracted vendors and service providers, have literally been "walking in the shoes of a senior" by participating in a series of hands-on exercises and sensor...

HBO, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and The Alzheimer's Association, No. Cal. Present an Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'Momentum In Science'

Panel Discussion To Follow With Leading Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: HBO, Gladstone Institute Of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and ...

National Center for Creative Aging Presents Symposium Highlighting Best Practices in Developing Creative Programs for People With Dementia

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) will feature the "NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters: Health, Wellness & the Arts Symposium," highlighting a number of speakers discussing developing innovative programs for people with dement...

Michigan Senior Center Recognized with 'Prescription for Better Health Award' from the National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy

Traverse City Senior Center, MI is honored for their dedication to promoting a healthy lifestyle for seniors in their community. Five other centers also named award recipients. LAS VEGAS, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Aging in America Conference today in Las Vegas, Nevada, the National C...

Telehealth for diabetes promotes aging at home, not in the hospital

INDIANAPOLIS A large study of ethnically and racially diverse individuals with diabetes has found that home telemonitoring of their health resulted in significantly fewer deaths than in a similar group that was not monitored. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. ...

National Center for Creative Aging Features Timeslips in 'Creativity Matters' Symposium on Health, Wellness, and the Arts

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) will feature certification on the "The TimeSlips Creative Storytelling Project" as part of the "NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters: Health, Wellness, and the Arts Symposium," being held in Washing...

Study Links Internal Source of Aging and Skin Damage

Nu Skin Presents Findings at Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists Meeting PROVO, Utah, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Additional research on a newly identified internal free radical generator, age-related NOX (arNOX), by scientists working with Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS ) li...

Merz Aesthetics, a Division of Merz Pharmaceuticals USA, Introduces a Universal Language of Aging for Use in Education, Research and Practice

- The Merz Scales(TM) Are the First Ever Standardized Scales to Measure the Skin's Aging Process - SAN FRANCISCO, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Merz Aesthetics, a division of Merz Pharmaceuticals USA, introduced The Merz Scales - the first standardized, comprehensive rating system that measures, he...

Sclerotherapy Gives Signs of Aging on the Hands the Boot

Dermatologists find new application for technique used to treat spider veins SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent advances in skin rejuvenation can take years off one's appearance by softening or erasing fine lines and wrinkles, plumping sunken cheeks and erasing sun spots...

National Center for Creative Aging Presents 'Creativity Matters' Symposium on Health, Wellness, and the Arts

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) will present a conference on how to use storytelling and museum programs as a way to engage people with dementia. The "NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters: Health, Wellness, and the Arts Symposium," w...

AAHSA Statement on Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, 'Health Reform in an Aging America'

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) applauds the Senate Special Committee on Aging and its chair, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), for focusing its hearing on how long-term services and support must be a part of health car...

Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Kick Off Medication Management Program for Seniors

2009 Pack Your Bag(TM) Program Brings Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. With many of these older adults taking multiple...
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