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An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn't understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man flummoxed by an intake form in a doctor's office reflexively writes "no" to every question because he doesn't understand ...


As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems that are red flags for health insurers, according to an analysis that marks the government's first attempt to quantify the number of people at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or paying more for coverage.


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Medicare rules give full hospital benefits only to those with 'inpatient' status:  When Medicare's scoring system says so. For those in need, that can be expensive. (Post, September 7, 2010)

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Scrutiny of older drivers may cut deaths but loss of independence can be painful:  Scrutiny of older drivers may pay off, but loss of independence can be painful (Post, August 10, 2010)

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Caregivers get training that simulates sensory and memory losses of dementia:  Training program simulates sensory and memory losses (Post, July 6, 2010)

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Spouses face challenges in caring for themselves and their ailing partners:  Spouses face hurdles in caring for themselves and their ill partners (Post, May 25, 2010)

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Va. launching portable housing for aging relatives:  State officials love a Va. pastor's idea for housing aging relatives in a specially equipped portable dwelling, but some local officials are worried. (Post, May 6, 2010)

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