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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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Older Entrepreneurs An Untapped Force For Economic Stability

02 May 2017

The number of older entrepreneurs outweighs that of young adults, suggesting that people of 50 years and older still have a significant role to play in economies around the world.

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Social Security And How It Relates To The Debt Ceiling

01 May 2017

Social Security is largely unaffected by this event because the system has layers of dedicated funding. The program has exclusive claims on payroll tax revenue.

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When It Comes To Social Security, It Pays To Wait

30 April 2017

Good things come to those who wait, the old saying goes. And more Americans are getting the message when it comes to claiming Social Security benefits.

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Shortage Of Home Health Aides Robs Thousands Of Proper Care

29 April 2017

Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults.

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If Medicare Disappears Rehabilitation For Patients Could Suffer

28 April 2017

Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, the department responsible for the administration of Medicare, has indicated that he might eliminate the program.

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Why downsize? Consider Remodeling To Age In Place

27 April 2017

The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes.

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