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Taxation of Social Security Benefits Contentious Why Humans Don’t Have A Penis Bone And Other Tantalizing Tidbits Tips For Choosing The Medicare Plan That’s Right For You 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 Four Signs You’re Watching Too Much News
 
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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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Tips For Choosing The Medicare Plan That’s Right For You

Original Medicare pays for about 80 percent of the total costs of health care. The patient is responsible for the remaining 20 percent.

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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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Four Signs You’re Watching Too Much News

You know the feeling. If you see one more all red, all caps “Breaking News” flash, you’re gonna blow. There’s too much coming at us too often.

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Despite Social Security Boost, Rising Medicare Part B Premiums Create Bind

07 October 2017

Millions of seniors will soon be notified that Medicare premiums for physicians’ services are rising and likely to consume most of the cost-of-living adjustment they’ll receive next year from Social Security.

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Cooking for 2: Pumpkin Bread French Toast Rings in Season

06 October 2017

There are some major misconceptions about brunch, like that it’s just an excuse for people to drink mimosas and bloody marys before noon.

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Black Tea May Help With Weight Loss, Other Benefits

05 October 2017

The percentage of bacteria associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased.

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Five Things Everyone Should Know About Breast Cancer

04 October 2017

The two main risk factors for developing the cancer are being a woman and getting older.  Other important risk factors for breast cancer include family history of the disease.

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As Retirement Age Creeps Up, Health Worsens

03 October 2017

The researchers  say their findings have implications for any proposals to change the Social Security retirement age, pushing it higher for people now in their 50s and below in order to stretch the federal budget.

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Trouble Identifying Odors Could Signal Dementia Risk

29 September 2017

Five years after the initial odors test, almost all of the study subjects who were unable to name a single scent had been diagnosed with dementia.

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