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Though the pandemic has left us all less able to socialize in person with our close friends and community, we're still finding ways to use screens and other methods to connect and maintain relationships, research suggests. Janice Chang for NPR hide caption

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Ideal Nursing Homes: Individual Rooms, Better Staffing, More Accountability

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Ventilators can be a temporary bridge to recovery — many patients in critical care who need them for help breathing get better. Taechit Taechamanodom/Getty Images hide caption

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As The Pandemic Spreads, Will There Be Enough Ventilators?

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Tim Killian, a spokesman for Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., prepares to give a daily briefing to reporters on Wednesday. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Coronavirus Hit This Long-Term Care Facility Hard, But Moving Residents Isn't Easy

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These toilets in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh were designed to be friendlier for pregnant women by giving them something to grab onto when using a squat latrine. At left: A long bamboo pole was installed next to a latrine from Oxfam International. At right: A metal handle sits alongside a squat toilet provided by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society supported by the Danish Red Cross. Maggie Schmitt/Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health hide caption

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Utility trucks move in Monday as the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian approach in Charleston, S.C. Residents in Charleston and many other coastal areas are under an evacuation order. Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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'They Just Panic': Elderly Residents Face Evacuation Challenges During Storms

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Julia and Joel Helfman, shown at their StoryCorps interview in Philadelphia in 2019, met in 1943 and were married six years later. Eleanor Vassili/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Bronx Tale: Childhood Neighbors Celebrate 7 Decades Of Love

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Geriatrics is a specialty that should adapt and change with each patient, says physician and author Louise Aronson. "I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age." Robert Lang Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive

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Federal records show that the average fine for a health or safety infraction by a nursing home dropped to $28,405 under the Trump administration, down from $41,260 in 2016, President Obama's final year in office. Fancy/Veer/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay McAbee, a bus driver with the Greenville, S.C., school district, waits by his bus in Charleston, S.C., in October of 2016, for word of when to start evacuating the city's residents in advance of Hurricane Matthew. Simply having enough buses to carry pets as well as people can be key to convincing residents they need to leave ahead of a big storm, emergency responders say. Mic Smith/AP hide caption

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Safely Evacuating The Elderly In Any Emergency Takes Planning And Practice

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About a decade ago, the FDA started requiring drugmakers to add black box warnings to labels and prescribing information for Seroquel and other antipsychotic drugs. The agency made the change after the medications were linked to an increased risk of death among elderly dementia patients. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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'Dear Doctor' Letters Use Peer Pressure, Government Warning To Stop Overprescribing

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Nearly 90 former inmates are buried here on the grounds of the North Central Correctional Institution at Gardner. Before inmates, the state buried patients housed at what once was the Gardner State Colony for the "mentally disturbed." Meredith Nierman/WGBH hide caption

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Tempering The Cost Of Aging, Dying In Prison With The Demands Of Justice

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Unless you replenish fluids, just an hour's hike in the heat or a 30-minute run might be enough to get mildly dehydrated, scientists say. RunPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

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Lorena Bradford (left), head of accessible programs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., leads a session of the museum's Just Us program. The program gives adults with memory loss and their caregivers a chance to explore and discuss works of art in a small-group setting. Lynne Shallcross/KHN hide caption

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Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

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The body's under a lot of stress during a bout of flu, doctors say. Inflammation is up and oxygen levels and blood pressure can drop. These changes can lead to an increased risk of forming blood clots in the vessels that serve the heart. laflor/Getty Images hide caption

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Flu Virus Can Trigger A Heart Attack

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People are seen walking past the "You Are Beautiful" sign, an art installation by Matthew Hoffman, in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Nearly half of the people in this African-American neighborhood live below the poverty line, and many seniors have no idea there are public services that might help them. Kristen Norman/NPR hide caption

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Sometimes It Takes A 'Village' To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes

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Val Olson (from left), Rick Kamm, Steve David and Dee Haskins play up to the net during a pickleball game at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2011. Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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The post-fire entryway of the Anova school, which was located in Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Adam Grossberg/KQED hide caption

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Vincent Galvan first went to a nursing home in 2012 after his right leg was amputated. He was evicted after complaining about his care. Mariah Woelfel/WVIK hide caption

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As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

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