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— Desde la atención en la sala de emergencias, hasta el monitoreo de pacientes a distancia, la telesalud está cambiando la manera en la que se provee atención médica en las comunidades del país. De acuerdo con la American Hospital Association (AHA, Asociación estadounidense de hospitales), la telesalud permite que más pacientes tengan acceso a la atención de rutina y especializada, al mismo tiempo que genera mayor satisfacción en los pacientes y mejora sus resultados. De hecho, en años recientes se …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi applauds the Mississippi Legislature for passing House Bill 366, The Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant today. “Expanding access to broadband is an important quality of life issue for Mississippians who live in rural areas,” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq. “High-speed internet access can provide opportunities for Mississippians to use telehealth, distance learning and other technologies. It also could help combat social isolation …

— Tuesday, January 29, 2018 Welcome to AARP Maryland’s Tech Tip Tuesday! A monthly tech tip blog created by Communications Intern Henry Kenney III. Learn how to take a screenshot and navigate your photos app. *Note: These tips are applicable only to iPhone. How to take a Screenshot on an iPhone Taking a screenshot is very useful when trying to capture something from whatever screen you’re looking at on your iPhone.    For example, did you find a recipe for your favorite dessert …

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— New Research: More People 50-Plus Using Tech to Stay Connected to Friends, Loved Ones; AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Highlights Social Connection at Inaugural CES Pitch Competition LAS VEGAS – At CES® 2019, AARP is putting the spotlight on the $7.6 trillion of annual economic activity generated by Americans age 50-plus, which is equivalent to the third largest economy in the world. AARP data show that, as consumers live longer and lead more active lives, they also spend more: for every …

— Por Michelle Crouch Cuando los pacientes llegan a la sala de emergencias durante el turno de noche en el Hospital St. Luke’s en Columbus, pueden ver a un médico mucho más rápido que antes, pero el médico puede que esté en la pantalla de una computadora. Es un cambio que la mayoría de los pacientes están felices de hacer, expresó Kimberly Vaughn, una enfermera de St. Luke’s. “Al principio era un poco escéptica, pero ha sido maravilloso”, agregó. “Nuestros pacientes …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. Episodes in Season 1. 1. Being Happier with Gretchen Rubin 2. The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen 3. Meditation Master …

— By Michelle Crouch When patients come into the emergency room during the overnight shift at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, they can be examined by a doctor much faster than they used to be—but the doctor may be on a computer screen. It’s a trade-off most patients are happy to make, said Kimberly Vaughn, a nurse at St. Luke’s. “I was a little skeptical at first, but it has been wonderful,” she said. “Our patients are getting admitted faster, and …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Sema’J Harris, a senior at West Point High School and member of the football team. He was nominated by Coach Chris Chambless.   Coach Chambless said Sema’J has a great “Team First” attitude and is an all-around example of good character. …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Austin Castleberry, a senior at Kemper Academy and member of the football team. He was nominated by Dr. Darrell Zehr. “Austin is a senior that plays football and basketball, and also has incredible academic skills,” Zehr said. Kemper Academy Coach Chris …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Kamri Price, a senior at Terry High School and member of the volleyball team. She was nominated by Coach Tiffany Cavanaugh. “Kamri Price is a natural born leader,” Cavanaugh said. “She’s the Team Captain. She’s that person in pre-game warm up …