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7 Questions Seniors Should Ask Their Surgeon

Weighing Risks of a Major Surgery By Judith Graham JANUARY 3, 2023  DISPONIBLE EN ESPAÑOL Larry McMahon, who turned 80 in December, is weighing whether to undergo a major surgery. Over the past five years, his back pain has intensified. Physical therapy, muscle relaxants, and injections aren’t offering relief. This story also ran on CNN. About ‘Navigating… Read more »

Paxlovid: What Older Americans Need to Know

“The time to be figuring all this out is before you get covid” Dr. Allison Weinmann infectious-disease expert Henry Ford Hospital Detroit By Judith Graham JANUARY 18, 2023 A new coronavirus variant is circulating, the most transmissible one yet. Hospitalizations of infected patients are rising. And older adults represent nearly 90% of U.S. deaths from covid-19 in recent… Read more »

Health Insurance Scams: Buyer Beware

By Bram Sable-Smith NOVEMBER 1, 2022 It took nearly a year for Kelly Macauley to realize the health plan she bought while shopping for insurance coverage last October was not, in fact, insurance. Sure, red flags popped up along the way, but when she called to complain, she said, she was met with explanations that sounded… Read more »