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Archive for category: Longevity News 2013


1/9/2013 – Even Fewer Geriatricians in Training

Geriatrics is one of the lower-paid medical specialties, in part because virtually all its patients are on Medicare, which pays doctors less than commercial insurers. Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare has already begun paying 10 percent bonuses in physician reimbursement for evaluation and management, but it doesn’t seem to have attracted more future geriatricians. […]


1/8/2013 – California has fewer kids, more elderly

The number of children in California is on the decline, the number of elderly is on the rise and fewer people are moving to the state, according to a new report that argues the state will have to rely on fewer people to prop up its economy in the future. Read the full article at […]


1/3/2013 – Why Am I Shrinking?

Starting at about age 40, people tend to lose about four-tenths of an inch of height every decade, said Dr. David B. Reuben, chief of geriatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A. Some of the height loss occurs as part of the normal aging process, and some because of disease. Our old […]


1/3/2013 – On the Way to Hospice, Surprising Hurdles

A study in the journal Health Affairs recently pointed out that hospices themselves may be turning away patients because of certain restrictive enrollment policies. It’s possible, too, that physicians who know of these policies aren’t referring patients whom the doctors fear wouldn’t qualify. Read the full article at The New York Times.