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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.

Make an educated choice: Home agency or private caregiver

10 June 2010

By Jeannette Sheehan Are you at home and not able to do it all anymore? There are options for you to get assistance and remain at home. We all know most prefer to live at home. These familiar surroundings provide comfort, security and stability. Not only do people recover more quickly at home, there is […]

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Rebate checks coming for people in Medicare Rx doughnut hole

10 June 2010

Massachusetts Medicare recipients, who have fallen into the prescription drug coverage gap, have began automatically receiving $250 rebate checks to help with drug costs and other expenses, part of the new health care reform law.

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Seniors with macular degeneration can read again with technology

07 June 2010

Ella M. has surrounded herself with books her entire life. A graduate of Hunter College in 1938, she went on to work as an editor, writer, and book designer, a vocation she didn’t fully let go of until she was eighty years old.

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Technological advances in lens implants

07 June 2010

Until recently, choices in cataract surgery were simple. The cloudy lens or cataract was removed during surgery. Decades ago there was no such thing as an intraocular lens.

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Martha’s Vineyard: A Way of Life

26 May 2010

It took scant minutes after arriving on Martha’s Vineyard to get a fix on what the island is all about.

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Put trust in yourself to make your life better

26 May 2010

Whom do I trust? If you really want to know, I trust my friends, otherwise they wouldn’t be my friends. I trust most family members; the ones I don’t I keep at arm’s length. Finally, if you want to know if I trust my government, the answer is more complicated.

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