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  • Jan 30, 2018
    New survey finds that people who say they have healthy diets also report better brain health

    WASHINGTON, DC—Adults age 40-plus who say they eat healthy foods most of the time are twice as likely to rate their brain health and mental sharpness as “excellent” or “very good” compared to adults who rarely eat a healthy diet (77% vs. 39%), according to a new AARP consumer survey on brain health and nutrition. But only about one-third (35%) of adults surveyed reported eating nutritious and well-balanced meals “most of the time (5-7 days).”

  • Dec 15, 2017
    Barbara Hannah Grufferman. ISBN: 978-1-4262-1832-3 | On Sale: Feb. 6, 2018 | Trade Paper | $19.99. An inspiring guide to look, feel, and be your best, one small step at a time.

    WASHINGTON, DC—With both wisdom and wit, Barbara Hannah Grufferman challenges readers to take control of their lives in her new book, Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life (National Geographic/AARP, February 2018). Here Grufferman, a nationally recognized advocate for positive living, offers small, practical tips—backed by science—encouraging readers to become their best selves. With frank advice about everything from health to relationships to sex to plastic surgery, Grufferman motivates readers to stay driven and committed to achieving their personal goals. Free of hype, this book is for anyone who has ever thought:

  • Dec 6, 2017
    AARP study of 750+ medications widely used by older Americans shows prices continue longstanding upward trend

    WASHINGTON, DC—Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. This is at least the 12th

  • Nov 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the U.S. House passage of the tax bill:

  • Nov 16, 2017
    Tufts Medical Center and Pharmacy Quality Alliance receive grants for cancer treatment and diabetes care proposals

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today that Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and Tufts Medical Center are this year’s AARP’s Quality Measures Innovation Grant award winners. They will each receive a grant of $150,000 and will have access to OptumLabs’ unique data assets and feedback from National Quality Forum’s Measure Incubator™ as they develop innovative quality health measures that address important gaps in diabetes and cancer care.

  • Nov 15, 2017
    Using tax bill to undermine health insurance market is bad public policy

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the amendment to the tax bill that repeals the health coverage requirement:

  • Oct 19, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the bipartisan agreement proposed by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to help stabilize the individual health insurance market:

  • Oct 18, 2017
    The ‘Health Tax’ Could Cost Individuals this Tax Season

    WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today gave enthusiastic support for bipartisan legislation titled the Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1977) by US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The bill would protect seniors with high health care costs from a “health tax” in 2017.

  • Oct 13, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that ACA cost-sharing reduction (CSR)...

  • Oct 9, 2017
    AARP says now is the time to compare Medicare plans, and there’s free help available

    WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th and is the perfect opportunity each year to review your Medicare plan coverage for 2018. AARP is encouraging everyone with Medicare coverage to compare their health and prescription drug plan options during the seven weeks of Medicare Open Enrollment.

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