Diane Archer

Medicare expanding telehealth services

The Commonwealth Fund reports that Medicare is expanding its coverage of telehealth services. More older adults and people with disabilities will be able to connect with their doctors virtually. Some...

Should we call the third phase of life elderhood?

In her new book, Elderhood, Dr. Louise Aronson, writes about the third phase of life. She sees it as markedly different from childhood and adulthood. And, she believes our ageist society is failing...

Many older adults go without dental care

US News reports on a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which finds that many older adults are going without dental care. The consequences to their health can be...

Huge spike in health insurance costs

Modern Healthcare reports that health insurance inflation is up 10.7 percent from one year ago. Its analysis suggests that this huge spike in health insurance costs is likely attributable to higher...

Beware: Social Security scams abound

If you get a call or email from anyone claiming to need your Social Security number or other personal information, including anyone who says he or she works for Social Security, do not give out this...