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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 Equifax Just Changed The Rest of Your Life

23 September 2017

Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans.

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Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How to Protect a Vulnerable Population

23 September 2017

Because visits to the emergency room may be the only time an older adult leaves the house, staff in the ER can be a first line of defense, said Tony Rosen, founder and lead investigator of the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT).

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FDA Approves Lilly Pill For Common Advanced Breast Cancer

22 September 2017

The daily pill blocks certain enzymes that promote growth of cancer cells. It’s to be used either alone, after hormone therapy and chemotherapy have stopped working

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Pushing Health Care to The States is no Solution

22 September 2017

The U.S. Senate recently found itself in a mad rush to beat the clock and repeal the Affordable Care Act before Sept. 30.

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Cooking for 2: Tuna is Star of Asian-Inspired Salad

22 September 2017

Canned tuna is underrated. Sure, we keep a can or two on hand for the occasional tuna salad sandwich, but most of us don’t stray far from the sandwich for this tasty and versatile protein.

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Boomers, Continuing Care Retirement Communities Want You

21 September 2017

In her semi-retirement, Pat Kidd enjoys tennis every other day, plus daily trips to the gym and jet setting around the world.

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