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Beth Carter

Beth Carter, PhD, MPH, is a senior advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include epidemiology, public health, disease prevention, and mental health. Read her full biography.
Now that we are reaching a point where the U.S. has an adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccines, officials must consider how to identify and reach older adults who remain unvaccinated, particularly those who want but have been unable to access a vaccine.
The recommended age for colorectal cancer screening has been lowered to 45 by the USPSTF.
Nearly half of Americans ages 65+ have prediabetes, but most don't know it.
Healthcare workers working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
To reduce health disparities, state public health departments and health care systems need to compile robust data.
Older adult getting a shot
In the time of COVID-19, flu vaccination rates among the 50+ remain stubbornly low.
The pandemic is disproportionately impacting Native Americans, but the full extent is unknown due to a lack of data.
Rural hospital sign
Rural areas are being hit hard by COVID-19. The CARES Act can help, but more will be needed.
Here are some suggestions to help the grieving process move forward in spite of constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s completely normal to feel anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, but taking care of your emotional health will help protect you and your family.
Caring male doctor touching shoulder of female patient in examination room
Older adults who get a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit are more than four times as likely to be screened for depression as those who opt out of this free health benefit
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