Elderly Health

Who’ll Care For West Virginia's Growing Elder Generation?

Since 2010, West Virginia has lost nearly 50,000 residents. From 2010 to 2018, it was one of only two states with more deaths than births. That generational imbalance is expected to grow even wider in the coming years. Is the state prepared to care for a growing number of Golden Mountaineers in their sunset years?

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Hearing Loss in the Elderly May Contribute to Depression

Age-related hearing loss is associated with conditions such as cognitive impairment and dementia. A new study has found it may have one more association…

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Why Another of West Virginia's Geriatricians is Leaving the State

Last year we ran a story about the shortage of geriatricians in West Virginia. In it, we featured Todd Goldberg, the only full-time geriatrician in…

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Researcher Shows Elderly Struggle During Power Outages

A professor of geriatrics at the Marshall University School of Medicine recently published an article that shows the elderly struggle when the power is…

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