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True or False? Your Relationship With Food Affects Metabolism Can Life Begin at 80? My Mother’s Did Taxation of Social Security Benefits Contentious Why Humans Don’t Have A Penis Bone And Other Tantalizing Tidbits Family Caregivers Overwhelmed And Undertrained Anxiety, Depression Can Diminish Retirement Savings Caregivers Draw Support by Mapping Their Relationships Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts
 
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True or False? Your Relationship With Food Affects Metabolism

Some of us are hearing the call of those jumbo sized bags of Halloween candy or realizing Thanksgiving isn’t far away.

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Can Life Begin at 80? My Mother’s Did

You think life is one way, but then realize it’s not. In fact, it’s different than you imagined.

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Taxation of Social Security Benefits Contentious

Little in the IRS tax code draws more unfavorable response than the rules around the taxation on Social Security benefits. As contentious as that feature of the system can be, it is here to stay.

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Why Humans Don’t Have A Penis Bone And Other Tantalizing Tidbits

I’m always filing away news items that make me smile, shake my head or go, “Hmmm…” Apparently, tidbits relating to private parts have this effect on me more often than not, judging from the assortment that found its way into this blog post.

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Family Caregivers Overwhelmed And Undertrained

Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding.

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Anxiety, Depression Can Diminish Retirement Savings

The landscape for how people save for retirement has changed over the past several decades. Now far fewer employers offer traditional pensions.

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Caregivers Draw Support by Mapping Their Relationships

Every time Jacque Pearson tried to devise a plan to move her 81-year-old dad, who has Alzheimer’s, from his home in Boise, Idaho, to hers in Denver, she felt stuck.

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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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How to Stop Being an ATM For Your Adult Children

21 August 2017

Financial enabling can occur between friends and romantic partners but seems most common between parents and their adult children, financial planners say.

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Nearly Half of U.S. Women Don’t Know Heart Disease is Their No. 1 Killer

20 August 2017

Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women’s health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows.

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Trying To Keep Brain Sharp Doesn’t Have To Be Costly

19 August 2017

While there’s nothing you can do or take to ensure you won’t get Alzheimer’s disease, experts say there are some strategies that might help keep your brain sharp.

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Cooking For Two: Take Advantage of The Tomato Deluge

18 August 2017

Check out your grocery store right about now because I’ll bet you’ll find gorgeous tomatoes everywhere.

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Meditation Takes Practice And Needs Only Five Minutes

17 August 2017

The first session began with a lesson in meditation. This has always been a challenge for me as I have a hard time sitting quietly for any extended period of time.

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When You Should And Shouldn’t Tap a Roth IRA

16 August 2017

Most retirement accounts are for one purpose: The money goes in and stays in until retirement. Pull it out early and you’ll have to pay taxes and penalties.

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