High Rates of Limited English Proficiency in Chinese American Community Highlights Necessity of Language Access in Health Care
How do patients engage in shared decision making or make other health-related decisions when they or their family caregiver have a limited understanding of English?
There is some good news for people with Medicare who suffer from mental health disorders, including those with depression.
A recent AARP Public Policy Institute report found that influenza, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations increased among adults ages 50 and older in 2020, though disparities continued.
During the 2020-2021 flu season, adults 65 and older for the first time surpassed a certain flu vaccination goal, and by a significant margin
Rural residents ages 50 and older experienced higher rates of depression than urban residents in 2020 and estimates varied by race.
Recent research from AARP analyzed rural-urban and racial and ethnic disparities in rural areas, highlighting the complexity of rural health issues for older adults.
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.
To reduce health disparities, state public health departments and health care systems need to compile robust data.
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