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Coretopic:Aging

The accelerating aging of America, the most significant demographic trend of our time, has profound implications for health institutions, families, workplaces, communities, the economy, even the very concept of a normal life trajectory.

The health care implications are enormous, as seniors consume more medical care and account for a larger share of the nation’s health care spending than any other age group.

Reporters on the aging beat will want to follow how scientific and medical advances contribute to better health and longer lives for older adults in the years ahead.

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Sleep problems

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Hypertension and older adults

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Bladder control

Misconceptions, stigma can lead to barriers to getting treatment and living well with incontinence or an overactive bladder. See it now »

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The John A. Hartford Foundation

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