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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Many eligible Medicare enrollees do not take advantage of their annual wellness visit benefit, or even understand what it is.
The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program helps older adults with prediabetes make the required lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes, but there are currently few providers available to meet the growing need for the program
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