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Taking Medicines and Side Effects: Older Bodies Handle Drugs Differently

Senior Help Desk Healthcare Blog credited to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As the body ages, its ability to break down substances can...

When Wounds Won’t Heal, Therapies Spread — To The Tune Of $5 Billion

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Marisa Taylor  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover photo: Carol Emanuele sits at home in...

Many Still Sidestep End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News Before being deployed overseas for the Iraq War in 2003, Army reservist...

Counting On Medicaid To Avoid Life In A Nursing Home? That’s Now Up To Congress.

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  By Susan Jaffe  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover photo: Esther Ellis sits on her bed at home in...

Moving People Home After Nursing Home Stay Is Complicated

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Martha Bebinger, WBUR  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  Cover photo: Dorothy Holmes, back home, with...

How Much Does A New Hip Cost? Even The Surgeon Doesn’t Know

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog ​By Jenny Gold  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org   What will a gallon of milk set you back? How about a...

By Law, Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  By Susan Jaffe  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover   Under a new federal law, hospitals across the...

Markups On Care Can Fatten Hospital Budgets — Even If Few Patients Foot The Full Bill

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Chad Terhune​ and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover   Few patients pay a hospital’s full price for a...

Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Alex Smith, KCUR and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover Cover photo: Stephenie Hashmi and her husband,...

Where You Live May Determine How You Die. Oregon Leads The Way.

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover photo: Pat and Jimmy Duty.   Americans who want to...