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Graying America gets wired to cut healthcare costs

Therapeutic seal robots are plugged into their chargers at a retirement home near Iwaki in this file photo taken July 28, 2011. Baby boomers wired to their iPads and smart phones are giving U.S. health experts some new ideas about ways to cut the soaring costs of medical care in graying America. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

Therapeutic seal robots are plugged into their chargers at a retirement home near Iwaki in this file photo taken July 28, 2011. Baby boomers wired to their iPads and smart phones are giving U.S. health experts some new ideas about ways to cut the...more

Therapeutic seal robots are plugged into their chargers at a retirement home near Iwaki in this file photo taken July 28, 2011. Baby boomers wired to their iPads and smart phones are giving U.S. health experts some new ideas about ways to cut the soaring costs of medical care in graying America. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files
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Inez Willis tests her medical alert device at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Inez Willis tests her medical alert device at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Inez Willis tests her medical alert device at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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Inez Willis, wearing her medical alert device, plays with one of her many hand-held video games at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Inez Willis, wearing her medical alert device, plays with one of her many hand-held video games at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Inez Willis, wearing her medical alert device, plays with one of her many hand-held video games at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland April 11, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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