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CDC releases "State of Aging and Health" Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report, The State of Aging and Health in America 2013.(External Link) It provides a snapshot of our nation's progress in promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability.


Most people realize that a major key to fighting disease and illness successfully is early detection. What many people do not know is there are free screenings available to older adults.

For more information about important preventive benefits that may be available to you at no charge, please visit the Medicare Benefits screening section of the New York State Office for the Aging's site.