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Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.

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What’s On Your Summer Teacup List?

Enjoying summer was easy as kids. Most of us did what we wanted. We didn’t need a list.

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Why Your Perception Of ‘Old’ Changes As You Age

When I was a kid, I thought this 65-year-old, white-haired woman whose entire body wobbled when she walked was very old.

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Ageism

Ageism In Medicine: A Doctor Speaks Out

Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn’t get the same attention that’s devoted to childhood.

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A Not-So-Shaggy Dog Story About Companionship

It was the end of a chilly Wednesday in late November and I had a car full of blankets made for dogs living in a shelter.

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Panama

Panama Offers More Than The Canal

Panama offers the sun-and-sand attractions enjoyed in most countries that front the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Sunbathers find stretches of seashore which are conducive to working on their tans.

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